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RabbitMQ Cluster Kubernetes Operator

Kubernetes operator to deploy and manage RabbitMQ clusters. This repository contains a custom controller and custom resource definition (CRD) designed for the lifecycle (creation, upgrade, graceful shutdown) of a RabbitMQ cluster.


If you have a running Kubernetes cluster and

configured to access it, run the following command to install the operator:
kubectl apply -f

Then you can deploy a RabbitMQ cluster:

kubectl apply -f


RabbitMQ Cluster Kubernetes Operator is covered by several guides:

In addition, a number of examples can be found in this repository.

The doc guides are open source. The source can be found in the RabbitMQ website repository under


Supported Versions

The operator deploys RabbitMQ

by default, and supports versions from
upwards. The operator requires Kubernetes
or newer.


RabbitMQ Cluster Kubernetes Operator follows non-strict semver.

The versioning guidelines document contains guidelines on how we implement non-strict semver. The version number MAY or MAY NOT follow the semver rules. Hence, we highly recommend to read the release notes to understand the changes and their potential impact for any release.


This project follows the typical GitHub pull request model. Before starting any work, please either comment on an existing issue, or file a new one.

Please read contribution guidelines if you are interested in contributing to this project.


Licensed under the MPL, same as RabbitMQ server.


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