I am considering using one kubernetes i our stack. But the thing that stops me is the complexity of maintaining the cluster alive in the Cloud or locally in sync across the team.
It seems 2 tools can help me providing this:
- Kind, by providing a local kubernetes cluster easy to setup
- tilt, by providing a way to transition from docker-compose, and ease of development / debug of kubernetes.
By following the quickstart, i was able to start a cluster with a control plane and a node using the following file
kind: Cluster apiVersion: kind.x-k8s.io/v1alpha4 nodes: - role: control-plane - role: worker
If you have an error saying that yaml cannot be merged, it means that your config file in your C:\Users\My_User.kube has some invalid character. You can delete it, if you can remove the existing context.
kind create cluster --config=kind.config.yaml
brings me my cluster.
The only issue for me was that the port 8000 was blocked so i had to change all references in tiltfile, kubernetes.yaml, and sh to 8001.
Do not forget to kill your cluster as it can eat all your memory.
kind delete cluster
Hope this helps !