VMware AWS Quickstart
Details of the Quick Start are in this Heptio Blog post.
Amazon's page for this is here.
This will be updated and pushed regularly to https://github.com/aws-quickstart/quickstart-vmware.
Deploying the latest release
The canonical way to deploy this Quick Start is by following the "Deploy on AWS into a new VPC" link on this project's AWS Quick Start Page.
You can see what's behind that link by checking AWS's fork of VMware's
repository at https://github.com/aws-quickstart/quickstart-vmware. The
branch of github.com/heptio/aws-quickstart is merged into AWS's repository and
deployed to the Quick Start page on a monthly basis.
Latest release from the command line
You can also deploy the latest release of this Quick Start via the command line using the helper script provided in this repo.
Deploying latest master
You can try changes from this repository before they are released on the AWS Quick Start page using the AWS Console.
Master branch from the command line
You can deploy the master branch of this Quick Start using the provided script.
Deploying local changes
Use the provided script boot-cloud-from-local.sh. This will upload your local directory and run the cluster-with-new-vpc template on cloud formation.
If you're making changes to things like the Kubernetes version or anything installed in the base AMI, you'll also need to rebuild the AMI with Wardroom. See the "Local development" section below for more details.
Optionally, aws-quickstart also supports overriding a few select kubernetes
binaries (kubelet, kubeadm, kubectl) at runtime for development purposes. To
replace these binaries at runtime, simply place your custom versions into the
Optionally, aws-quickstart also supports overriding a few select kubernetes binaries (kubelet, kubeadm, kubectl) at runtime for development purposes. To replace these binaries at runtime, simply place your custom versions into the
$ aws s3 ls s3://quickstart/overrides/bin/ 2017-09-08 13:04:02 71453136 kubeadm 2017-09-08 12:58:27 72501019 kubectl 2017-09-08 12:58:27 146464528 kubelet
These will be downloaded during cloudformation initialization and subsequently become available to the running instance.
To ensure that the wardroom-sourced AMIs are the ones we expect, our
CI checks that the tags in
wardroom.json match the tags for
every AMI in the cloudformation template. If the AMI images are updated,
wardroom.json will need to be changed as well to, at minimum, the new commit
Using the cluster
# Wait for the cluster to be up and running aws cloudformation wait stack-create-complete --stack-name $STACK # Get the command to download the kubeconfig file for the cluster KUBECFG_DL=$(aws cloudformation describe-stacks --stack-name=$STACK --query 'Stacks.Outputs[?OutputKey==`GetKubeConfigCommand`].OutputValue' --output text) echo $KUBECFG_DL eval $KUBECFG_DL # Set an environment variable to tell kubectl where to find this file export KUBECONFIG=$(pwd)/kubeconfig kubectl get nodes
This Quick Start is developed as a set of AWS CloudFormation templates. This is a brief overview of the files in this repo, for more architecture details see the Deployment Guide
kubernetes-cluster.templatesets up the resources that the Kubernetes cluster depends on. Mainly this is the API load balancer, the master node, the auto-scaling group of kubelet nodes, and the various security groups required to allow them to talk to one another. The nodes in this template are created from a base AMI, which you can recreate using wardroom.
kubernetes-cluster-with-new-vpc.templatesets up a new VPC with a public and private subnets, and calls out to
kubernetes-cluster.templateas a sub-stack.
This contains files that are required by the templates. This is to avoid
inlining a lot of text directly in the template files. Templates access files
from this directory by referencing their S3 URL's, which is why this directory
templates directory both need to be copied into S3 in order to be
Some notable files in this directory:
setup-k8s-master.sh.in: This file is run by the master node on first boot as part of its initialization. It is a Mustache template file, with template variables that are set by the
kubernetes-cluster.templatetemplate. Note that this template file does not install the Kubernetes binaries, those are baked into the AMI.
weave.yaml: These are networking add-ons which are applied with
kubectlby the master after the Kubernetes cluster is initialized.