Distributed version of the Spring PetClinic Sample Application built with Spring Cloud
This microservices branch was initially derived from AngularJS version to demonstrate how to split sample Spring application into microservices. To achieve that goal we used Spring Cloud Netflix technology stack.
Starting services locally without Docker
Every microservice is a Spring Boot application and can be started locally using IDE or
mvn spring-boot:run command. Please note that supporting services (Config and Discovery Server) must be started before any other application (Customers, Vets, Visits and API).
Tracing server and Admin server startup is optional.
If everything goes well, you can access the following services at given location:
- Discovery Server - http://localhost:8761
- Config Server - http://localhost:8888
- AngularJS frontend (API Gateway) - http://localhost:8080
- Customers, Vets and Visits Services - random port, check Eureka Dashboard
- Tracing Server (Zipkin) - http://localhost:9411/zipkin/
- Admin Server (Spring Boot Admin) - http://localhost:9090
You can tell Config Server to use your local Git repository by using
local Spring profile and setting
GIT_REPO environment variable, for example:
Starting services locally with docker-compose
In order to start entire infrastructure using Docker, you have to build images by executing
mvn clean install -PbuildDocker
from a project root. Once images are ready, you can start them with a single command
docker-compose up. Containers startup order is coordinated with
After starting services it takes a while for API Gateway to be in sync with service registry,
so don't be scared of initial Zuul timeouts. You can track services availability using Eureka dashboard
available by default at http://localhost:8761.
NOTE: Under MacOSX or Windows, make sure that the Docker VM has enough memory to run the microservices. The default settings
are usually not enough and make the
docker-compose up painfully slow.
Understanding the Spring Petclinic application with a few diagrams
You can then access petclinic here: http://localhost:8080/
In case you find a bug/suggested improvement for Spring Petclinic Microservices
Our issue tracker is available here: https://github.com/spring-petclinic/spring-petclinic-microservices/issues
In its default configuration, Petclinic uses an in-memory database (HSQLDB) which gets populated at startup with data. A similar setup is provided for MySql in case a persistent database configuration is needed. Note that whenever the database type is changed, the data-access.properties file needs to be updated and the mysql-connector-java artifact from the pom.xml needs to be uncommented.
You may start a MySql database with docker:
docker run -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=petclinic -e MYSQL_DATABASE=petclinic -p 3306:3306 mysql:5.7.8
Looking for something in particular?
|Spring Cloud components||Resources|
|Configuration server||Config server properties and Configuration repository|
|Service Discovery||Eureka server and Service discovery client|
|API Gateway||Zuul reverse proxy and Routing configuration|
|Docker Compose||Spring Boot with Docker guide and docker-compose file|
The issue tracker is the preferred channel for bug reports, features requests and submitting pull requests.