Jira Software is part of a family of products designed to help teams of all types manage work. Originally, Jira was designed as a bug and issue tracker. But today, Jira has evolved into a powerful work management tool for all kinds of use cases, from requirements and test case management to agile software development.

Requirements

Install OpenEBS

If OpenEBS is not installed in your K8s cluster, this can be done from here. If OpenEBS is already installed, go to the next step.

Configure cStor Pool

If cStor Pool is not configured in your OpenEBS cluster, this can be done from here. Sample YAML named openebs-config.yaml for configuring cStor Pool is provided:

#Use the following YAMLs to create a cStor Storage Pool.
# and associated storage class.
apiVersion: openebs.io/v1alpha1
kind: StoragePoolClaim
metadata:
  name: cstor-disk
spec:
  name: cstor-disk
  type: disk
  poolSpec:
    poolType: striped
  # NOTE - Appropriate disks need to be fetched using `kubectl get blockdevices -n openebs`
  #
  # `Block devices` is a custom resource supported by OpenEBS with `node-disk-manager`
  # as the disk operator
# Replace the following with actual disk CRs from your cluster `kubectl get blockdevices -n openebs`
# Uncomment the below lines after updating the actual disk names.
  blockDevices:
    blockDeviceList:
# Replace the following with actual disk CRs from your cluster from `kubectl get blockdevices -n openebs`
#   - blockdevice-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
#   - blockdevice-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
#   - blockdevice-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Create Storage Class

You must configure a StorageClass to provision cStor volume on the cStor pool. In this solution, we are using a StorageClass to consume the cStor Pool, which is created using external disks attached to the Nodes. Since Jira is a deployment application, it requires three replications at the storage level. So cStor volume replicaCount is 3. Sample YAML named openebs-sc-disk.yaml to consume cStor pool with cStor volume replica count as 3 is provided:

apiVersion: storage.k8s.io/v1
kind: StorageClass
metadata:
  name: openebs-cstor-disk
  annotations:
    openebs.io/cas-type: cstor
    cas.openebs.io/config: |
      - name: StoragePoolClaim
        value: "cstor-disk"
      - name: ReplicaCount
        value: "3"       
provisioner: openebs.io/provisioner-iscsi
reclaimPolicy: Delete

Deployment of Jira

Sample Jira Yaml:

apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  labels:
    app: jira
  name: jira
spec:
  replicas: 1
  template:
    metadata:
      labels:
        app: jira
      name: jira
    spec:
      containers:
        - name: jira
          image: "doriftoshoes/jira:7.3.6"
          resources:
            requests:
              cpu: "2"
              memory: "2G"
          volumeMounts:
            - name: "jira-home"
              mountPath: /opt/jira-home
      volumes:
        - name: jira-home
          persistentVolumeClaim:
            claimName: demo-vol1-claim
---
apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
metadata:
  labels:
    app: jira
  name: jira
spec:
  ports:
    - port: 8080
      targetPort: 8080
  selector:
    app: jira
  type: LoadBalancer
---
kind: PersistentVolumeClaim
apiVersion: v1
metadata:
  name: demo-vol1-claim
spec:
  storageClassName: openebs-cstor-disk
  accessModes:
    - ReadWriteOnce
  resources:
    requests:
      storage: 10G

Next, apply both the Jira deployment and service to your Kubernetes cluster.

kubectl apply -f jira.yaml

Verify Jira Pods:

Run the following to get the status of Jira pods:

kubectl get pods

Following is an example output:

NAME                    READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
jira-5xxxxxxxx-2xxxx   1/1     Running   0          1d12h

That's it for today's blog. Thanks for reading. Please leave your questions or feedback, if any, in the comment section below.