Uninstall Portworx from a Kubernetes cluster using the Operator


If you’re using the Portworx Operator, you can uninstall Portworx by adding a delete strategy to your StorageCluster object, then deleting it. When uninstalling, you may choose to either keep the the data on your drives, or wipe them completely.

Prerequisites

  • You must already be running Portworx through the Operator, this method will not work for other Portworx deployments

Uninstall Portworx

  1. Enter the kubectl edit command to modify your storage cluster:

      kubectl edit -n kube-system <storagecluster_name>
  2. Modify your StorageCluster object, adding the deleteStrategy field with either the Uninstall or UninstallAndWipe type:

    • Uninstall Portworx only:

      apiVersion: core.libopenstorage.org/v1
      kind: StorageCluster
      metadata:
        name: portworx
        namespace: kube-system
      spec:       
        deleteStrategy:
          type: Uninstall
    • Uninstall Portworx and wipe all drives:

      WARNING: Wipe operations remove all data from your disks permanently including the Portworx metadata, use caution when applying the DeleteStrategy spec.
      apiVersion: core.libopenstorage.org/v1
      kind: StorageCluster
      metadata:
        name: portworx
        namespace: kube-system
      spec:       
        deleteStrategy:
          type: UninstallAndWipe
  3. Enter the kubectl delete command, specifying the name of your StorageCluster object:

kubectl delete <your-storagecluster>


Last edited: Monday, Oct 19, 2020