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Local Lab for Simple Portable K8S Cluster

A Kubernetes playground for experimenting cloud-native DevOps practices.

Prerequisites

Following tools are used for automating environment setup:

  • Vagrant 2.2.9
  • VirtualBox 6.0.20

The project uses vargrant-env plugin, use following instruction to install it if not done yet:

vagrant plugin install vagrant-env

The setup is currently tested on OS X Catalina only.

Setup

The repo contains scripts for setting up a K8S cluster with varisous number of master and worker nodes. Each worker node has an extra disk which is needed for some storage plugins such as OpenEBS, ROOK, etc.

In the setup, as master node is not used for scheduling, there are 3 worker nodes by default. The rationale is that some packages(e.g. etcd) need 3 replicas for minimal quorum to support high availability.

Get Started

Given that Vagrant and VirtualBox are already installed on host, follow instructions below to launch the cluster:

git clone https://github.com/sampot/spk-cluster-lab.git
cd spk-cluster-lab
cp .env.example .env
vagrant up

It's time-consuming to build the cluster from scratch, save snapshots that can be latter restored if needed. Use following command to create a snapshot named baseline:

vagrant snapshot save baseline

With the snapshot saved, you may experiment setting up various K8S packages. Whenever you've done experimenting and want to go back to a previous clean state, use following command to do just that:

vagrant snapshot restore baseline

baseline is just a snapshot name, you may save any number of snapshots of different configurations so that you may conveniently recover the very configuration anytime.

Credits

The repos is based on or inspired by following projects:

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