External libraries and plugins ¶
.jar files only
Whether loading external libraries, drivers or plugins, the approaches outlined here can only be used with
.jar files. Plugin
obr files can be extracted (unzipped) to access the included
In some situations, you may want to load 3rd party plugins, drivers or libraries so that they are available to the product being installed.
An example of when this may be needed are for those products that do not ship with the appropriate
There are 3 strategies for doing this, you can either:
- use the required prerequisite shared home volume
- create a custom volume specifically for this purpose
- provide a custom command for the
Each approach will be discussed below.
Which approach is used is totally up to you. For convenience you may want to just use shared-home, or if you'd like to keep things clean you may decide to mount these 3rd party libraries in a volume of their own. This approach would be particularly useful when these libraries need to be shared with other Pod's in your cluster.
Shared home volume ¶
This approach consists of 3 high-level tasks:
- Create sub-dir in
- Copy libraries to sub-dir
1. Create sub-dir ¶
Add the Pod definition below to a file called
apiVersion: v1 kind: Pod metadata: name: shared-home-browser spec: containers: - name: browser image: debian:stable-slim volumeMounts: - mountPath: /shared-home name: shared-home command: [ "bash", "-c", "--" ] args: [ "while true; do sleep 30; done;" ] volumes: - name: shared-home persistentVolumeClaim: claimName: <shared-home-pvc-name>
shared-homePVC was created
kubectl apply -f shared-home-browser.yaml
kubectl exec -it shared-home-browser -- bash -c "mkdir -p /shared-home/libraries"
2. Copy libraries to sub-dir ¶
Now copy the files you require to the sub-dir by using the
kubectl cp command
kubectl cp my_library.jar shared-home-browser:/shared-home/libraries
Update the stanza,
jira: additionalLibraries: - volumeName: shared-home subDirectory: libraries fileName: my_library.jar
my_library.jar) will be injected into the container directory
<product-installation-directory>/lib. For more info on how these files are injected into the appropriate product container location, see Jira's helper jira.additionalLibraries.
Custom volume ¶
This approach is very similar to the Shared home volume approach, only a custom volume is created and used as opposed
- Create a new volume for storing 3rd party libraries
- Create sub-dir for the new volume
- Copy libraries to sub-dir
Because many of the steps for this approach are similar to the steps used for Shared home volume only those that differ will be discussed.
1. Create new volume ¶
Using the same approach taken for provisioning the shared-home volume, create a new
EFS with a corresponding
Ensure that the PV and PVC are setup with
Assuming that the
PVC representing the
EFS is called
third-party-libraries, update the
values.yaml so that the
PVC is added as an
volumes: additional: - name: third-party-libraries persistentVolumeClaim: claimName: third-party-libraries
additionalVolumeMounts: - volumeName: third-party-libraries mountPath: /libraries
additionalLibraries: - volumeName: third-party-libraries subDirectory: database_drivers fileName: my_library.jar
Custom command ¶
This example is based on the GitHub issue discussed here. The
nfsPermissionFixer in the
values.yaml is used for appropriately setting the permissions on the
shared-home volume. The command it uses for this is already defined by default, however it can also be supplied with a custom
command for adding 3rd party libraries to
shared-home. The example below shows how this approach can be used for adding the
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If taking this approach ensure the last thing your custom command does is apply the relevant permissions to the
shared-home mount, see line
yaml snippet above.
Each product chart has a
<product>.sharedHome.permissionFix.command helper for doing this. look at Jira's helper jira.sharedHome.permissionFix.command for more details on how these permissions are applied by default.
Remember to also update the
additionalLibraries stanza accordingly:
additionalLibraries: - volumeName: shared-home subDirectory: drivers fileName: mysql-driver.jar