Before you create the etcd-operator make sure you setup the necessary rbac rules if your Kubernetes version is 1.7 or higher.
$ kubectl create -f example/deployment.yaml
etcd operator will automatically creates a Kubernetes Custom Resource Definition (CRD):
$ kubectl get customresourcedefinitions NAME KIND etcdclusters.etcd.database.coreos.com CustomResourceDefinition.v1beta1.apiextensions.k8s.io
Note that the etcd clusters managed by etcd operator will NOT be deleted even if the operator is uninstalled. This is an intentional design to prevent accidental operator failure from killing all the etcd clusters. In order to delete all clusters, delete all cluster CR objects before uninstall the operator.
$ kubectl delete -f example/deployment.yaml
Delete leader election endpoint
$ kubectl delete endpoints etcd-operator
etcd-operator is available as a Helm chart. Follow the instructions on the chart to install etcd-operator on your cluster.