This topic provides steps to install the Tanzu MySQL Operator using a quick-start script.

The script will deploy the Tanzu MySQL Operator from the Tanzu Network Registry, in the tanzu-mysql-for-kubernetes-system namespace.


  • A running Kubernetes cluster (check supported providers in Supported Platforms) - and the kubectl command-line tool, configured and authenticated to communicate with your Kubernetes cluster.
  • The Helm v3 command-line tool installed (v3.8.0 and above). For more information, see Installing Helm in the Helm documentation.
  • Username and password credentials to access the Tanzu Network Registry.

Install the Operator

  1. Copy the script on your local machine, and rename it, for example operator-install-script.bash.

  2. Make this file executable using:

    chmod +x operator-install-script.bash
  3. Retrieve your Tanzu Network credentials that allow you to access the VMware Tanzu registry.

  4. Choose the version of the Tanzu Operator you wish to install, and run the script using:


    For example, to deploy a 1.6.1 Tanzu MySQL Operator run:

    ./operator-install-script.bash 1.6.1 <your-tanzu-registry-username> <your-tanzu-registry-password>
  5. To watch the operator deployment, run a command similar to:

    watch kubectl get all -n tanzu-mysql-for-kubernetes-system

After the Operator deployment, to create an instance refer to Creating MySQL Instances.

Uninstall the Operator

If you want to uninstall the operator, run the following commands:

helm uninstall tanzu-sql-with-mysql-operator -n tanzu-mysql-for-kubernetes-system
kubectl get crds -o name | grep | xargs kubectl delete
kubectl delete namespace tanzu-mysql-for-kubernetes-system
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