Knative Camel Operator

Serverless integration is possible with Knative and Apache Camel on OpenShift Container Platform. This guide walks cluster administrators through installing the Knative Camel Operator in an OpenShift Container Platform cluster. As a cluster administrator, you can install the Knative Camel add-on from the OperatorHub using the OpenShift Container Platform web console.

The Knative Camel add-on allows you to to install Camel Sources from the Developer Catalog.


The following must be installed and running on your cluster:

Installing the Knative Camel Operator

  1. Go to Catalog > OperatorHub. A list of operators for OpenShift Container Platform, provided by Red Hat as well as a community of partners and open-source projects is available. Use the Filter by Keyword box to facilitate the search of the Knative Camel Operator in the catalog.

  2. Click on the Knative Camel tile.

    camel tile highlighted
  3. Click Continue in the Show Community Operator dialog box to proceed.

  4. The Knative Camel Operator descriptor screen will appear. Click Install.

    camel install
  5. On the Create the Operator Subscription screen

    • Go to the Installation Mode section and choose the default selection.

    • Click Subscribe.

      kafka default
  6. Confirm the subscription for the installation operator, by viewing the Subscription Overview. Observe as the UPGRADE STATUS goes for 0 Installing to 1 Installed.

    camel subscription installed
  7. Confirm the operators are installed by navigating to Catalog > Operator Management viewing the Operator Subscriptions tab.

    camel operator subscriptions

Uninstalling the Knative Camel Operator

  1. Go to Catalog > OperatorHub

  2. Click on the Knative Camel Operator tile.

    The operator tile will indicate it is installed.
  3. Click Uninstall on the Knative Camel Operator descriptor screen.

  4. In the Remove Operator Subscription dialog box

    • Select Also completely remove the Operator from the selected namespace

    • Click Remove. The Knative Camel Operator subscription is now removed.