Detailed information on the Zookeeper state store component

Component format

To setup Zookeeper state store create a component of type state.zookeeper. See this guide on how to create and apply a state store configuration.

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
  name: <NAME>
  type: state.zookeeper
  version: v1
  - name: servers
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-COMMA-DELIMITED-SERVERS> # Required. Example: "zookeeper.default.svc.cluster.local:2181"
  - name: sessionTimeout
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-SESSION-TIMEOUT> # Required. Example: "5s"
  - name: maxBufferSize
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-MAX-BUFFER-SIZE> # Optional. default: "1048576"
  - name: maxConnBufferSize
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-MAX-CONN-BUFFER-SIZE> # Optional. default: "1048576"
  - name: keyPrefixPath
    value: <REPLACE-WITH-KEY-PREFIX-PATH> # Optional.

Spec metadata fields

Field Required Details Example
servers Y Comma delimited list of servers "zookeeper.default.svc.cluster.local:2181"
sessionTimeout Y The session timeout value "5s"
maxBufferSize N The maximum size of buffer. Defaults to "1048576" "1048576"
maxConnBufferSize N The maximum size of connection buffer. Defaults to "1048576" "1048576"
keyPrefixPath N The key prefix path in Zookeeper. No default "dapr"

Setup Zookeeper

You can run Zookeeper locally using Docker:

docker run --name some-zookeeper --restart always -d zookeeper

You can then interact with the server using localhost:2181.

The easiest way to install Zookeeper on Kubernetes is by using the Helm chart:

helm repo add incubator http://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-charts-incubator
helm install zookeeper incubator/zookeeper

This installs Zookeeper into the default namespace. To interact with Zookeeper, find the service with: kubectl get svc zookeeper.

For example, if installing using the example above, the Zookeeper host address would be: