Chart version: 1.0.2
Api version: v1
App version: v1.0.2
Longhorn is a distributed block storage system for Kubernetes.
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Set me up:
helm repo add center https://repo.chartcenter.io
Install Chart:
helm install longhorn center/longhorn/longhorn
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Rancher Longhorn Chart

Important: Please install Longhorn chart in longhorn-system namespace only.

Warning: Longhorn doesn’t support downgrading from a higher version to a lower version.

The following document pertains to running Longhorn from the Rancher 2.0 chart.

Source Code

Longhorn is 100% open source software. Project source code is spread across a number of repos:

  1. Longhorn Engine – Core controller/replica logic https://github.com/longhorn/longhorn-engine
  2. Longhorn Instance Manager – Controller/replica instance lifecycle management https://github.com/longhorn/longhorn-instance-manager
  3. Longhorn Manager – Longhorn orchestration, includes CSI driver for Kubernetes https://github.com/longhorn/longhorn-manager
  4. Longhorn UI – Dashboard https://github.com/longhorn/longhorn-ui


  1. Rancher v2.1+
  2. Docker v1.13+
  3. Kubernetes v1.14+
  4. Make sure curl, findmnt, grep, awk and blkid has been installed in all nodes of the Kubernetes cluster.
  5. Make sure open-iscsi has been installed in all nodes of the Kubernetes cluster. For GKE, recommended Ubuntu as guest OS image since it contains open-iscsi already.


  1. To prevent damage to the Kubernetes cluster, we recommend deleting all Kubernetes workloads using Longhorn volumes (PersistentVolume, PersistentVolumeClaim, StorageClass, Deployment, StatefulSet, DaemonSet, etc).

  2. From Rancher UI, navigate to Catalog Apps tab and delete Longhorn app.


I deleted the Longhorn App from Rancher UI instead of following the uninstallation procedure

Redeploy the (same version) Longhorn App. Follow the uninstallation procedure above.

Problems with CRDs

If your CRD instances or the CRDs themselves can’t be deleted for whatever reason, run the commands below to clean up. Caution: this will wipe all Longhorn state!

# Delete CRD instances and definitions
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/longhorn/longhorn/v0.8.1/scripts/cleanup.sh |bash -s v062
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/longhorn/longhorn/v0.8.1/scripts/cleanup.sh |bash -s v070

Please see link for more information.