SMAX Get inside DB manually

  • KM03631351
  • 30-Mar-2020
  • 30-Mar-2020

This document has not been formally reviewed for accuracy and is provided "as is" for your convenience.


Understand that it is possible to get inside the internal DB without the need of an external admin tool like PGAdmin.


Problem Description:

Sometimes we need to access the internal DB of an SMAX environment, but we get confused specially if we are new to the product.


Guidelines to do this are difficult to find and sometimes assume some kind of previous knowledge which is not always present.


Here a step by step guide on how to do it:

Identify the db pod name using:

[root@ult01vm0308 ~]# kubectl get pods --all-namespaces -o wide | grep post

Open a console inside the pod:

[root@ult01vm0308 ~]# kubectl exec -it itom-postgresql-default-79c99d694b-p2jh5 -n core -c itom-postgresql-default bash

this will get you the password of the DB:

itom-postgresql-default-79c99d694b-p2jh5:/docker-entrypoint-initdb.d # get_secret defaultdb_user_password

Use the pod IP and user postgres to gain access:

itom-postgresql-default-79c99d694b-p2jh5:/docker-entrypoint-initdb.d # psql -h -p 5432 -U postgres


List all the DBs:



Connec to the desired DB: 

\connect <DB_NAME>


More examples of what you can do:

SELECT schema_name FROM information_schema.schemata

 select * from pg_catalog.pg_tables;

 select * from cdfidm.database_user;

 select * from cdfidm.database_user where name = 'suite-admin'



Tested on SMAX 2019.11.