Deploying Besu

Selecting Hyperledger Besu in the deployments dropdown menu takes you to its deployment form. Here all you need to do is give your deployment a name, specify its namespace and decide whether you want to enable persistence or not. In this example we've opted to enable persistence and specified gp2 as the storage class as we are using AWS:

Sextant Deployments Besu Form

Click Deploy and the deployment will be created by Sextant:

Sextant Deployments Besu Creating

Then added to the cluster:

Sextant Deployments Besu Added

Once you deployment has been added you can view interact with it as described here.

Warning

Deployment is not instantaneous as under the covers Sextant uses the appropriate helm chart to create your deployment which may involve pulling the appropriate images if these aren't already cached by the Kubernetes cluster.

Besu Services

Once a Hyperledger Besu deployment is running it is possible to expose various Besu features using Kubernetes services. This is covered in depth here.

Deployment Options

Beyond specifying whether you want to enable persistence for your Besu deployment these are the options supported by Sextant.

Image Pull Secrets

This option allows you to specify any image pull secrets that may be required in order to access images related to your deployment that are hosted in a private repository. These all need to be available in your target namespace.

Advanced Options

Advanced Deployment Customization

This option provides advanced users with the ability to specify Additional YAML which will override default template options. We recommend that you discuss any proposed customization with us first.