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Kubernetes quickstart

Kubernetes quickstart


Kubernetes provides stateful services to tenant applications through the kubernetes-broker. Kubernetes will provision “Pods” for services, which are created to satisfy a “Deployment” specification.

For all configurations, storage can move as pods are created and deleted, however storage will not be mounted simultaneously.

Set Path

Kubernetes binaries are shipped in a BOSH package:

export PATH=$PATH:/var/vcap/packages/kubernetes/bin

Get a list of pods

Pods are created to satisfy a deployment requirement.

kubectl get pods

Get a list of deployments

Deployments describe how to provision a application, including memory, disk, and services. For example, a WordPress deployment would need both a PHP pod and a MySQL pod.

kubectl get deployments

Get a list of replica sets

kubectl get rs

Get a list of services / ports and ips

kubectl get svc

Review pod logs

Pods output logs to STDOUT, and these are temporary stored by Kubernetes for review. Pods should not contain their own logging mechanisms (ie ElasticSearch should not also run logrotate):

kubectl logs x0e41a06287f54-master-1362982585-aamfj

Show pod status

kubectl describe pod x0e41a06287f54-master-1362982585-aamfj

Stop entire Kubernetes deployment

bosh stop kubernetes

Get a shell in a particular pod

Sometimes you need to connect inside a pod:

kubectl exec -it x0e41a06287f54-master-1362982585-aamfj /bin/bash

Deleting a pod

Sometimes a pod gets scheduled, and the EBS volume is unable to be mounted on that instance. You can safely delete a pod and it will be automatically rescheduled:

kubectl delete pod x0e41a06287f54-master-1362982585-aamfj


Currently services are deployed via NodePort, which means that Kubernetes generates a temporary random port, and assigns that port to each Master node. This port will redirect to the containers exposed service port, for example 9200

  • Node Port 31000
  • Service Port 9200

## Both of these return the same host via iptables:

  curl http://0.master.default.kubernetes.bosh
  curl http://1.master.default.kubernetes.bosh