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JHipster-generated Kubernetes configuration


You will need to push your image to a registry. If you have not done so, use the following commands to tag and push the images:

$ docker push gateway
$ docker push invoice
$ docker push review


You can deploy all your apps by running the below bash command:


Exploring your services

Use these commands to find your application's IP addresses:

$ kubectl get svc gateway -n jhipster

Scaling your deployments

You can scale your apps using

$ kubectl scale deployment <app-name> --replicas <replica-count> -n jhipster

zero-downtime deployments

The default way to update a running app in kubernetes, is to deploy a new image tag to your docker registry and then deploy it using

$ kubectl set image deployment/<app-name>-app <app-name>=<new-image>  -n jhipster

Using livenessProbes and readinessProbe allow you to tell Kubernetes about the state of your applications, in order to ensure availablity of your services. You will need minimum 2 replicas for every application deployment if you want to have zero-downtime deployed. This is because the rolling upgrade strategy first kills a running replica in order to place a new. Running only one replica, will cause a short downtime during upgrades.

JHipster registry

The registry is deployed using a headless service in kubernetes, so the primary service has no IP address, and cannot get a node port. You can create a secondary service for any type, using:

$ kubectl expose service jhipster-registry --type=NodePort --name=exposed-registry -n jhipster

and explore the details using

$ kubectl get svc exposed-registry -n jhipster

For scaling the JHipster registry, use

$ kubectl scale statefulset jhipster-registry --replicas 3 -n jhipster


my apps doesn't get pulled, because of 'imagePullBackof'

Check the registry your Kubernetes cluster is accessing. If you are using a private registry, you should add it to your namespace by kubectl create secret docker-registry (check the docs for more info)

my applications get killed, before they can boot up

This can occur if your cluster has low resource (e.g. Minikube). Increase the initialDelySeconds value of livenessProbe of your deployments

my applications are starting very slow, despite I have a cluster with many resources

The default setting are optimized for middle-scale clusters. You are free to increase the JAVA_OPTS environment variable, and resource requests and limits to improve the performance. Be careful!

my SQL-based microservice is stuck during Liquibase initialization when running multiple replicas

Sometimes the database changelog lock gets corrupted. You will need to connect to the database using kubectl exec -it and remove all lines of liquibases databasechangeloglock table.

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