On this page you will install the Stackable HBase operator and its dependencies, the ZooKeeper and HDFS operators, as well as the commons, secret and listener operators which are required by all Stackable operators.

Stackable Operators

There are 2 ways to run Stackable operators

  1. Using stackablectl

  2. Using Helm


stackablectl is the command line tool to interact with Stackable operators and our recommended way to install operators. Follow the installation steps for your platform.

After you have installed stackablectl run the following command to install all operators necessary for the HBase cluster:

stackablectl operator install \
  commons=24.3.0 \
  secret=24.3.0 \
  listener=24.3.0 \
  zookeeper=24.3.0 \
  hdfs=24.3.0 \

The tool will show

[INFO ] Installing commons operator in version 24.3.0
[INFO ] Installing secret operator in version 24.3.0
[INFO ] Installing listener operator in version 24.3.0
[INFO ] Installing zookeeper operator in version 24.3.0
[INFO ] Installing hdfs operator 24.3.0
[INFO ] Installing hbase operator 24.3.0
Consult the Quickstart to learn more about how to use stackablectl. For example, you can use the --cluster kind flag to create a Kubernetes cluster with kind.


You can also use Helm to install the operators. Add the Stackable Helm repository:

helm repo add stackable-stable

Then install the Stackable Operators:

helm install --wait zookeeper-operator stackable-stable/zookeeper-operator --version 24.3.0
helm install --wait hdfs-operator stackable-stable/hdfs-operator --version 24.3.0
helm install --wait commons-operator stackable-stable/commons-operator --version 24.3.0
helm install --wait secret-operator stackable-stable/secret-operator --version 24.3.0
helm install --wait listener-operator stackable-stable/listener-operator --version 24.3.0
helm install --wait hbase-operator stackable-stable/hbase-operator --version 24.3.0

Helm will deploy the operators in a Kubernetes Deployment and apply the CRDs for the HBase cluster (as well as the CRDs for the required operators). You are now ready to deploy HBase in Kubernetes.

What’s next

Set up an HBase cluster and its dependencies and verify that it works.