With reference to steps listed at Using kubeadm to Create a Cluster for setting up the Kubernetes cluster with kubeadm. I have been working on an automation to setup the cluster. The result of it is kubeadm-vagrant, a github project with simple steps to setup your kubernetes cluster with more control on vagrant based virtual machines.
- Clone the kubeadm-vagrant repo
- Choose your distribution of choice from CentOS/Ubuntu and move to the specific directory.
- Configure the cluster parameters in Vagrantfile. Refer below for details of configuration options.
- Spin up the cluster
- This will spin up new Kubernetes cluster. You can check the status of cluster with following command,
kubectl get pods –all-namespaces
Cluster Configuration Options
- You need to generate a KUBETOKEN of your choice to be used while creating the cluster. You will need to install kubeadm package on your host to create the token with following command
# kubeadm token generate
- BOX_IMAGE is currently default with “coolsvap/centos-k8s” box which is custom box created which can be used for setting up the cluster with basic dependencies for kubernetes node.
- Set SETUP_MASTER to true if you want to setup the node. This is true by default for spawning a new cluster. You can skip it for adding new minions.
- Set SETUP_NODES to true/false depending on whether you are setting up minions in the cluster.
- Specify NODE_COUNT as the count of minions in the cluster
- Specify the MASTER_IP as static IP which can be referenced for other cluster configurations
- Specify NODE_IP_NW as the network IP which can be used for assigning dynamic IPs for cluster nodes from the same network as Master
- Specify custom POD_NW_CIDR of your choice
- Setting up kubernetes dashboard is still a WIP with K8S_DASHBOARD option.