Install the Minibroker Service Broker

The following steps will guide you through installing a service broker called Minibroker. Minibroker adapts Helm charts into brokered services. When a service is provisioned, the Helm chart is applied to the same namespace as the apps it will be bound to.

Minibroker provides the following services by default:

  • MariaDB
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis

Before you begin

You will need a cluster with Kf installed and access to the Kf CLI.

Additionally, you will need the following software:

Install Minibroker

  1. Check that Helm is at least version 3 by running:

    helm version

    The output should look similar to the following:

    version.BuildInfo{Version:"v3.0.0", GitCommit:"e29ce2a54e96cd02ccfce88bee4f58bb6e2a28b6", GitTreeState:"clean", GoVersion:"go1.13.4"}
  2. Add the Minibroker Helm chart repository:

    helm repo add minibroker ""

    Helm will report that the repository was added:

    "minibroker" has been added to your repositories
  3. Create a Kubernetes namespace for the broker:

    kubectl create namespace minibroker
  4. Install Minibroker into the Kubernetes cluster:

    helm install minibroker minibroker/minibroker \
      --namespace minibroker \
      --set "deployServiceCatalog=false"
  5. Register the broker with Kf:

    kf create-service-broker minibroker \
      "user" \
      "pass" \

Confirm broker installation

Run kf marketplace. You should see output similar to:

$ kf marketplace

5 services can be used in Space "default", use the --service flag to list the plans for a service

Broker      Name        Space      Status  Description
minibroker  mariadb                Active  Helm Chart for mariadb
minibroker  mongodb                Active  Helm Chart for mongodb
minibroker  mysql                  Active  Helm Chart for mysql
minibroker  postgresql             Active  Helm Chart for postgresql
minibroker  redis                  Active  Helm Chart for redis


Run the following to remove Minibroker:

kf delete-service-broker minibroker
helm uninstall minibroker --namespace minibroker
kubectl delete namespace minibroker