Chart version: 2.0.2
Api version: v1
App version: 5.7.13
DEPRECATED MySQL cluster with a single master and zero or more ...
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Set me up:
helm repo add center
Install Chart:
helm install mysqlha center/incubator/mysqlha
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MySQL - Single Master, Multiple Slaves

MySQL is one of the most popular database servers in the world. Notable users include Wikipedia, Facebook and Google.


This chart is deprecated and no longer supported.


This chart bootstraps a single master and multiple slave MySQL deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager. Largely inspired by this tutorial, further work was made to ‘production-ize’ the example.


  • Kubernetes 1.10+ with Beta APIs enabled
  • PV provisioner support in the underlying infrastructure

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release:

$ helm install --name my-release incubator/mysqlha

The command deploys MySQL cluster on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.


To uninstall/delete the my-release deployment:

$ helm delete my-release


The following table lists the configurable parameters of the MySQL chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
mysqlImage mysql image and tag. mysql:5.7.13
xtraBackupImage xtrabackup image and tag.
imagePullPolicy Image pull policy. IfNotPresent
nameOverride String to partially override mysqlha.fullname template with a string (will prepend the release name) nil
fullnameOverride String to fully override mysqlha.fullname template with a string nil
replicaCount Number of MySQL replicas 3
mysqlRootPassword Password for the root user. Randomly generated
mysqlUser Username of new user to create. nil
mysqlPassword Password for the new user. Randomly generated
mysqlReplicationUser Username for replication user repl
mysqlReplicationPassword Password for replication user. Randomly generated
mysqlDatabase Name of the new Database to create nil
configFiles.master.cnf Master configuration file See values.yaml
configFiles.slave.cnf Slave configuration file See values.yaml
podAnnotations Pod annotations nil
schedulerName Name of the k8s scheduler (other than default) nil
persistence.enabled Create a volume to store data true
persistence.size Size of persistent volume claim 10Gi
persistence.storageClass Type of persistent volume claim nil
persistence.accessModes Persistent volume access modes [ReadWriteOnce]
persistence.annotations Persistent volume annotations {}
resources CPU/Memory resource requests/limits Memory: 128Mi, CPU: 100m
metrics.enabled Start a side-car prometheus exporter false
metrics.image Exporter image prom/mysqld-exporter
metrics.imageTag Exporter image v0.10.0
metrics.imagePullPolicy Exporter image pull policy IfNotPresent
metrics.resources Exporter resource requests/limit See values.yaml
metrics.livenessProbe.initialDelaySeconds Delay before metrics liveness probe is initiated 15
metrics.livenessProbe.timeoutSeconds When the probe times out 5
metrics.readinessProbe.initialDelaySeconds Delay before metrics readiness probe is initiated 5
metrics.readinessProbe.timeoutSeconds When the probe times out 1

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example,


The MySQL image stores the MySQL data and configurations at the /var/lib/mysql path of the container.

By default persistence is enabled, and a PersistentVolumeClaim is created and mounted in that directory. As a result, a persistent volume will need to be defined:

kind: StorageClass
  name: fast
  skuName: Premium_LRS
  location: westus

In order to disable this functionality you can change the values.yaml to disable persistence and use an emptyDir instead.