Nuclear Pumpkin Mocha


    0.8.10 • Public • Published

    My Own Kind

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    • Tracks the latest stable version

    • After downloading 'build' images a single node cluster builds in under 60 seconds

    • Very simple to use without need for YAML files

    • Builds kubernetes master and worker nodes in containers

    • Can create multi-master and multi-node clusters

    • Can create an haproxy load balancer to front master nodes with '--with-lb'

    • For multi-node clusters the 'create cluster' command returns when kubernetes is completely ready, with all nodes and pods up and ready.

    • Can skip master, worker, or load balancer set up

      • In this case the set-up scripts are placed in /root in the containers

      • The set-up scripts can be run by hand

      • Can do kubernetes the hard way (see kthwic)

    • Each release tested by AI and test logs saved in e2e-logs

    • Build and create can show extensive logs with '--tailf'

    • Supports docker, podman and moby

    • Written in Bash in the style of Go for maintainability - see Why Bash? and src/

    Install on Linux, Mac or Windows

    Note for Fedora Linux users: Cgroups 2 must be disabled. See Linux Installation Options.

    Ensure Docker or Moby are installed first.

    Add the following to your shell startup file, for example ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc:

    alias mokbox='docker run --rm -ti --hostname mokbox --name mokbox -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v /var/tmp:/var/tmp myownkind/mokbox'

    Close the terminal and start it again so the alias is created.

    Then 'log in' to the work container:


    Use mokctl and kubectl, which are already installed in the 'mokbox' container:

    mokctl build image --get-prebuilt-image
    mokctl create cluster myk8s --masters 1
    export KUBECONFIG=/var/tmp/admin-myk8s.conf
    kubectl get pods -A

    Type exit or Ctrl-d to 'log out' of mokbox. The mokbox container will be deleted but the kubernetes cluster will remain, as will the kubectl file,/var/tmp/admin-myk8s.conf.

    To remove the kubernetes cluster:

    export KUBECONFIG=/var/tmp/admin-myk8s.conf
    mokctl delete cluster myk8s

    Two docker images will remain, 'myownkind/mokbox' and 'myownkind/mok-centos-7-v1.19.1'. Remove them to reclaim disk space, or keep them around to be able to quickly build kubernetes clusters.

    See also:




    npm i my-own-kind

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