Difficulty: Introduction
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

Camel K on Kubernetes

(This draft tutorial is under construction. Contact me for questions: jonathan.johnson@dijure.com November 9, 2018)

Camel K

Camel K Apache Camel K (a.k.a. Kamel) is a lightweight integration framework built from Apache Camel that runs natively on Kubernetes and is specifically designed for serverless and microservice architectures. Camel K combines the roots of Apache Camel with Serverless on Knative and Kubernetes. Camel K is a subproject of Apache Camel announced in October 2018.

  • Camel K has a command line tool, CLI, called kamel
  • Knative (pronounced kay-nay-tiv) extends Kubernetes to provide a set of middleware components that are essential to build modern, source-centric, and container-based applications that can run anywhere: on premises, in the cloud, or even in a third-party data center.
  • Istio is a service mesh for Kubernetes
  • Kubernetes is the container management system that targets a variety of cloud and data center resources. An operating system for your data center.

You will learn how:

  • to install Camel K on Kubernetes
  • to install functions from the CLI interface

More about the Camel K, Knative and Istio architecture is described in the Camel K documentation.


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Camel K

Step 1 of 7

Kubernetes Cluster



This will create a two node Kubernetes cluster using WeaveNet for networking.

Health Check

kubectl cluster-info