The MongoDB Enterprise Kubernetes Operator translates the human knowledge of creating a MongoDB instance into a scalable, repeatable, and standardized method. Kubernetes needs help creating and managing stateful applications like databases. It needs to configure the network, persist storage, and dedicate computing capacity without additional human effort on each container.
The Kubernetes Operator manages the typical lifecycle events for a MongoDB cluster: provisioning storage and computing power, configuring network connections, setting up users, and changing these settings as needed. It accomplishes this using the Kubernetes API and tools.
You provide the MongoDB Enterprise Kubernetes Operator with the specifications for your MongoDB cluster. The MongoDB Enterprise Kubernetes Operator uses this information to specify to Kubernetes how to configure that cluster including provisioning storage, setting up the network connections, and configuring other resources.
The MongoDB Enterprise Kubernetes Operator works together with MongoDB Cloud Manager or Ops Manager, which further configures to MongoDB clusters. When MongoDB is deployed and running in Kubernetes, you can manage MongoDB tasks using Cloud Manager or Ops Manager.
You can then deploy MongoDB databases as you deploy them now after the cluster is created. You can use the Cloud Manager or Ops Manager console to run MongoDB at optimal performance.