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Version: 2.0.0

Aerospike Configuration Mapping

Mapping Between YAML and Aerospike Configuration

Kubernetes uses YAML configuration files whereas the Aerospike DB uses its own format for configuration. The Aerospike DB configurations are stored in aerospike.conf.

The Aerospike Kubernetes Operator translates its YAML configurations to the Aerospike server's aerospike.conf format.

Translation Conventions

These are the rules we used to translate between the Aerospike Kubernetes Operator's YAML and Aerospike DB's aerospike.conf format.

Simple Key and Values

Most simple key-value pairs file translate directly, with the exception of storage sizes.

YAML

replication-factor: 2
memory-size: 4294967296

aerospike.conf

replication-factor 2
memory-size 4G

Storage Sizes

Memory, file, and device sizes in the YAML format are integers and need to be specified as number of bytes. In aerospike.conf you may optionally provide a unit as a string.

YAML

memory-size: 4294967296 # 4G

Or

memory-size: 419430400  # 400M

aerospike.conf

memory-size 4G
memory-size 400M

Lists of Simple Values

YAML uses a key's plural form when there are a list of values (and it uses a list type).

Lists of simple values are written in Aerospike by repeating the same configuration key multiple times.

YAML

addresses:
- 192.168.1.1
- 192.168.5.1

aerospike.conf

address 192.168.1.1
address 192.168.5.1

YAML

files:
- /opt/aerospike/ns1.dat
- /opt/aerospike/ns2.dat

aerospike.conf

file /opt/aerospike/ns1.dat
file /opt/aerospike/ns2.dat

Fixed Sections

The Aerospike configuration has sections grouping parts of the configuration together. The YAML forms of these are represented as maps.

YAML

service:
service-threads: 4
proto-fd-max: 15000

aerospike.conf

service {
service-threads 4
proto-fd-max 15000
}

Named Sections

Named sections which can have multiple named entries in aerospike.conf file (eg namespace, dc, datacenter, etc.) will be translated to a named list of maps in YAML.

The name of the list will be the plural form of the aerospike.conf section.

YAML

namespaces:
- name: test
replication-factor: 2
memory-size: 4294967296
storage-engine:
type: device
files:
- /opt/aerospike/data/test1.dat
- /opt/aerospike/data/test2.dat
filesize: 4294967296
data-in-memory: true
- name: bar
replication-factor: 2
memory-size: 4294967296
storage-engine:
type: memory

aerospike.conf

namespace test {
replication-factor 2
memory-size 4G
storage-engine device {
file /opt/aerospike/data/test1.dat
file /opt/aerospike/data/test2.dat
filesize 4G
data-in-memory true
}
}
namespace bar {
replication-factor 2
memory-size 4G
storage-engine memory
}

Typed Sections

Typed sections have a fixed enum type associated with them in aerospike.conf (eg storage-engine, index-type, etc.) and will be translated to map with additional property type in YAML. The valid values for type will be the valid enum values for the section.

YAML

namespaces:
- name: test
.
.
storage-engine:
type: device
files:
- /opt/aerospike/data/test1.dat
- /opt/aerospike/data/test2.dat
filesize: 4294967296
data-in-memory: true

aerospike.conf

namespace test {
.
.
storage-engine device {
file /opt/aerospike/data/test1.dat
file /opt/aerospike/data/test2.dat
filesize 4G
data-in-memory true
}
}

Complete Example

YAML

service:
proto-fd-max: 15000

security: {}

logging:
- name: console
any: info
- name: /var/log/aerospike/aerospike.log
any: info

xdr:
enable-xdr: true
xdr-digestlog-path: /opt/aerospike/xdr/digestlog 5G
xdr-compression-threshold: 1000
datacenters:
- name: REMOTE_DC_1
dc-node-address-ports:
- 172.68.17.123 3000
dc-security-config-file: /etc/aerospike/secret/security_credentials_DC1.txt

namespaces:
- name: test
enable-xdr: true
xdr-remote-datacenter: REMOTE_DC_1
replication-factor: 2
memory-size: 4294967296
storage-engine:
type: device
files:
- /opt/aerospike/data/test.dat
filesize: 4294967296
data-in-memory: true # Store data in memory in addition to file.

mod-lua:
user-path: /opt/aerospike/usr/udf/lua

aerospike.conf


service { # Tuning parameters and process owner
proto-fd-max 15000
}

security { # (Optional, Enterprise Edition only) to enable
# ACL on the cluster
enable-security true
}

logging { # Logging configuration
console {
context any info
}
file /var/log/aerospike/aerospike.log {
context any info
}
}

xdr {
enable-xdr true # Globally enable/disable XDR on local node.
xdr-digestlog-path /opt/aerospike/digestlog 5G # Track digests to be shipped.
xdr-compression-threshold 1000
datacenter REMOTE_DC_1 {
dc-node-address-port 172.68.17.123 3000
dc-security-config-file /etc/aerospike/secret/security_credentials_DC1.txt
}
}

namespace test { # Define namespace record policies and storage engine
enable-xdr true
xdr-remote-datacenter REMOTE_DC_1
replication-factor 2
memory-size 4G
storage-engine device {
file /opt/aerospike/data/test.dat
filesize 4G
data-in-memory true # Store data in memory in addition to file.
}
}

mod-lua { # location of UDF modules
user-path /opt/aerospike/usr/udf/lua
}