App: xcache

See chart source for any further details

Chart Version: 0.2.3

App Version: 4.9.1


NOTE: This SLATE application requires a X509 certificate to be installed on the target cluster in order to successfully deploy. Click here to add a secret in the SLATE portal.

Image source:


$ slate app get-conf xcache > xcache.yaml
$ slate app install --group <group-name> --cluster <cluster-name> xcache.yaml


XCache is a service that provides caching of data accessed using xrootd protocol. It sits in between client and an upstream xrootd servers and can cache/prefetch full files or only blocks already requested.

To run this chart one needs a k8s cluster with a node labeled: xcache-capable: true. This node will have at least 10Gbps connection and at least few TB local disk (preferably mounted at /scratch).

To set it up one needs to change values in values.yaml, all other variables have good default values:

  Name: MWT2  
  AGISprotocolID: 433

  CacheDirectory: /scratch

  # External IP that may access the service

XCache nodes should be tainted: kubectl taint nodes "xcache nodename" special=true:PreferNoSchedule and labeled: kubectl label nodes <your-node-name> xcache-capable=true


  • PV provisioner support in the underlying infrastructure

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name test-release:

$ helm install --name test-release xcache

The command deploys xcache on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration.

Tip: List all releases using helm list

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the test-release deployment:

$ helm delete test-release

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.