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InfraKit Flavor Plugin - Kubernetes

A reference implementation of a Flavor Plugin that creates a Kubernetes cluster.

Schema & Templates

This plugin has a schema that looks like this:

For manager

    "InitScriptTemplateURL": "file:///home/ubuntu/go/src/github.com/docker/infrakit/examples/flavor/kubernetes/manager-init.sh",
    "KubeJoinIP": "",
    "KubeBindPort": 6443,
    "KubeAddOns": [
            "Name" : "flannel",
            "Type" : "network",
            "Path" : ""


For workers

    "InitScriptTemplateURL": "file:///home/ubuntu/go/src/github.com/docker/infrakit/examples/flavor/kubernetes/worker-init.sh",
    "KubeJoinIP": "",
    "KubeBindPort": 6443,

Note KubeJoinIP, KubeBindPort that the Kubernetes connection information, as well as what IP in the Kubernetes managers and workers should use to advertise and join.

KubeAddOns is list of kubernetes addons. You can set Type as network or visualise. network Type addon should be set as your cluster will not be Ready status until network addon is applyed.

This plugin makes heavy use of Golang template to enable customization of instance behavior on startup. For example, the InitScriptTemplateURL field above is a URL where a init script template is served. The plugin will fetch this template from the URL and processe the template to render the final init script for the instance.

The plugin exposes a set of template functions that can be used, along with primitives already in [Golang template] (https://golang.org/pkg/text/template/) and functions from Sprig. This makes it possible to have complex templates for generating the user data / init script of the instances.

For example, this is a template for the init script of a manager node:

set -o errexit
set -o nounset
set -o xtrace

{{/* Install Docker */}}
{{ include "install-docker.sh" }}

{{/* Install Kubeadm */}}
{{ include "install_kubeadam.sh" }}
kubeadm init --token {{ KUBEADM_JOIN_TOKEN }}
export KUBECONFIG=/etc/kubernetes/admin.conf
    kubectl apply -f {{ NETWORK_ADDON }}
{{ else }}
{{ end }}

There are tags such as {{ KUBEADM_JOIN_TOKEN }} or {{ INSTANCE_LOGICAL_ID }}: these are made available by the plugin and they are evaluated / interpolated during the Prepare phase of the plugin. The plugin will substitute these 'placeholders' with actual values. The templating engine also supports inclusion of other templates / files, as seen in the {{ include "install-docker.sh" }} tag above. This makes it easy to embed actual shell scripts, and other texts, without painful and complicated escapes to meet the JSON syntax requirements. For example, the 'include' tag above will embed the install-docker.sh template/file:

# Tested on Ubuntu/trusty

apt-get update -y
wget -qO- https://get.docker.com/ | sh

A Word on Security

Since Kubeadm use Token to authorize nodes, initializing Kubernetes requires:

Docker engine exposes its remote API, but it is protected by TLS. Infrakit intends to make access to kubernetes manager from the side, but we can not send commands such as get nodes yet. For installation, we use kubeadm and build a secure cluster.

Building & Running -- An Example

There are scripts in this directory to illustrate how to start up the InfraKit plugin ensemble and examples for creating a kubernetes via vagrant.

Building the binaries - do this from the top level project directory:

make binaries

Start required plugins. We can use the plugin utility to start up all the plugins along with the InfraKit manager:

export INFRAKIT_LEADER_FILE=$HOME/.infrakit/leader
echo "manager1" > $INFRAKIT_LEADER_FILE
export PATH=$PWD/build:$PATH
infrakit plugin start manager group vagrant kubernetes &

Now start up the cluster comprised of a manager and a worker group. In this case, see groups-master.json where we will create a manager group of one node and in group-worker.json create a worker group of 3 nodes. The topology in this is a single ensemble of infrakit running on your local machine that manages 4 vagrant vms running Kubernetes.
At Kubernetes flavor, you should run manager group first. Worker group will try to connect to manager before start. And as this flavor is based on kubeadm, it currently supports only one manager node.

infrakit group commit groups-manager.json

Wait for manager to come up. As it needs to install docker and kubeadm, it takes a little time...

infrakit group commit groups-worker.json

Now cluster will come up. Now check the kubernetes: You should log in to manager node. Then

export KUBECONFIG=/etc/kubernetes/admin.conf
kubectl get nodes
NAME               STATUS    AGE       VERSION
ip-   Ready     4m        v1.6.3
ip-     Ready     2m        v1.6.3
ip-     Ready     2m        v1.6.3
ip-     Ready     2m        v1.6.3