Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

This is a Kubernetes playground. From here you can play with a Kubernetes host and explore it's API.

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Kubernetes 1.4 Playground

Helpful Commands

Here are some commands to help you get started and launch a cluster.

1) Start etcd

docker run -d --name=etcd \ --net=host \ gcr.io/google_containers/etcd:2.2.1 \ /usr/local/bin/etcd \ --listen-client-urls= \ --advertise-client-urls= \ --data-dir=/var/etcd/data

2) Start Kubernetes API Server

docker run -d --name=api \ --net=host --pid=host --privileged=true \ gcr.io/google_containers/hyperkube:v1.4.0 \ /hyperkube apiserver \ --insecure-bind-address= \ --service-cluster-ip-range= \ --etcd_servers= \ --v=2

3) Start Master

docker run -d --name=kubs \ --volume=/:/rootfs:ro \ --volume=/sys:/sys:ro \ --volume=/dev:/dev \ --volume=/var/lib/docker/:/var/lib/docker:rw \ --volume=/var/lib/kubelet/:/var/lib/kubelet:rw \ --volume=/var/run:/var/run:rw \ --net=host \ --pid=host \ --privileged=true \ gcr.io/google_containers/hyperkube:v1.4.0 \ /hyperkube kubelet \ --containerized \ --hostname-override="" \ --address="" \ --cluster_dns= --cluster_domain=cluster.local \ --api-servers=http://localhost:8080 \ --config=/etc/kubernetes/manifests-multi

4) Start Proxy

docker run -d --name=proxy\ --net=host \ --privileged \ gcr.io/google_containers/hyperkube:v1.4.0 \ /hyperkube proxy \ --master= --v=2

5) Download Kubectl

curl -o ~/.bin/kubectl http://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/v1.4.0/bin/linux/amd64/kubectl chmod u+x ~/.bin/kubectl

6) Start DNS

kubectl create -f ~/skydns-rc.yaml kubectl create -f ~/skydns-svc.yaml

Note: If you are unable to connect to port 8080, Kubernetes hasn't started yet.

7) Start Kube-Dashboard

kubectl create -f ~/dashboard.yaml

Health Check

curl http://host01:4001/version curl http://host01:8080/version export KUBERNETES_MASTER=http://host01:8080 kubectl cluster-info

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