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APIs 4 Harness project

This repository contains the APIs 4 Harness project. It provides a quick way to consume OCI REST APIs to list, stop and start OCI resources.

Containerise APIs 4 Harness Application

  • Ensure you have installed Vagrant on your laptop/PC. If you need help, read this blog.

  • Download or Git clone this Github repo:

       git clone https://github.com/solutionsanz/apis4harness
  • In a terminal window, change directory to where you cloned/downloaded the repository (APIs 4 Harness) – Notice that the Vagrantfile is already in there.

  • Start up your Vagrant Dev VM:

       vagrant up
  • A new Ubuntu VM will be provisioned and a bootstrap script will install all required utilities (e.g. docker).

  • You can now vagrant ssh into the Virtual Machine.

       vagrant ssh
  • Go to your working directory (mounted from host OS - shred folder).

       cd /vagrant
  • Use setEnv_template as a reference and create a new file. Called it setEnv - In there, set the properties of your OCI environment. If you need help to bring the parameters, read this reference or feel free to drop me a question via LinkedIn.

    • Note: Remember that the public key finger print comes from importing a PEM Public key into the user that you wish to use to invoke the OCI APIs.
  • Switch user to ubuntu

       sudo su ubuntu
  • Containerise the application by using the provided Dockerfile:

       docker build .
  • Execute locally your new Docker Image of your Application:

       docker run --env-file setEnv -p 3000:3000 -it [image_id] 
       By default port 3000 was configured as a "Port Forward" by vagrant as part of your VM bootstrap during its creation.
  • Tag the Docker image:

       docker tag [Image_ID] [DockerRepoUsername]/[DockerRepoName]:[version]
       For example:
           docker tag c26c58862548 cciturria/api4harness:1.0
       Note, if you are unsure about the actual "image_id", you can use "docker images" to gather all images being generated.
       Also notice that you could have tagged your Docker image at the moment of “docker building” by using -t [user/repoName]
  • In your host OS, open a browser and go to: http://localhost:3000 - Test your app.

  • Once you feel comfortable with the Docker image, push it to Docker Hub or OCI-R, so that you can run it easily on Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE).

       Note: I assume that you have already created a repository in your DockerHub or OCI-R, for example: cciturria/apis4harness
       In Vagrant, login to Docker Hub/OCI-R:
       docker login
           Enter docker hub username, password and email.
       docker push [DockerRepoUsername]/[DockerRepoName]
           E.g. docker push cciturria/apis4harness

Deploy APIs 4 Harness application in Kubernetes

  • Go to where you have installed and configured kubectl.

    Note: Read this blog if you need assistance to provision Kubernetes.

  • Download or Git clone this Github repo:

       git clone https://github.com/solutionsanz/apis4harness
  • Go to where you cloned/downloaded the repository

  • Change directory to deploy/kubernetes

       cd deploy/kubernetes
  • Use the template apis4harness-dpl.yaml_sample to create a new file apis4harness-dpl.yaml - In this file, at the end, set the Docker image tag name (e.g. xxx/apis4harness:1.0) and all the OCI properties that you used in setEnv.

  • Deploy APIs 4 Harness Kubernetes application resources (deployment, service, ingress)

  • Open up Kubernetes Dashboard UI or equivalent (e.g. WeaveScope) and validate all APIs 4 Harness resources were deployed successfully.

  • Test your application, open a browser and go to: http://[YOUR_KUBERNETES_LB]/xxx - Test your app.

If you need any assistance, feel free to contact me.