The AWS Load Balancer (ALB) Operator deploys and manages an instance of the aws-load-balancer-controller resource. You can install the AWS Load Balancer Operator from the OperatorHub by using OKD web console or CLI.

AWS Load Balancer Operator deployment is a Technology Preview feature only. Technology Preview features are not supported with Red Hat production service level agreements (SLAs) and might not be functionally complete. Red Hat does not recommend using them in production. These features provide early access to upcoming product features, enabling customers to test functionality and provide feedback during the development process.

For more information about the support scope of Red Hat Technology Preview features, see Technology Preview Features Support Scope.

Installing the AWS Load Balancer Operator

You can install the AWS Load Balancer Operator from the OperatorHub by using the OKD web console.

  • You have logged in to the OKD web console as a user with cluster-admin permissions.

  1. Navigate to OperatorsOperatorHub in the OKD web console.

  2. Select the AWS Load Balancer Operator. You can use the Filter by keyword text box or use the filter list to search for the AWS Load Balancer Operator from the list of Operators.

  3. Select the aws-load-balancer-operator namespace.

  4. Follow the instructions to prepare the Operator for installation.

  5. On the AWS Load Balancer Operator page, click Install.

  6. On the Install Operator page, select the following options:

    1. Update the channel as stable-v0.

    2. Installation mode as A specific namespace on the cluster.

    3. Installed Namespace as aws-load-balancer-operator. If the aws-load-balancer-operator namespace does not exist, it gets created during the Operator installation.

    4. Select Update approval as Automatic or Manual. By default, the Update approval is set to Automatic. If you select automatic updates, the Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) automatically upgrades the running instance of your Operator without any intervention. If you select manual updates, the OLM creates an update request. As a cluster administrator, you must then manually approve that update request to update the Operator updated to the new version.

    5. Click Install.

  • Verify that the AWS Load Balancer Operator shows the Status as Succeeded on the Installed Operators dashboard.