Quick Start with Kubernetes

Meshery can also be deployed on an existing Kubernetes cluster. See compatibility table for version compatibility. To install Meshery on your cluster, let us first create a namespace to host the Meshery components:

kubectl create ns meshery

All the needed deployment yamls for deploying Meshery are included in the deployment_yamls/k8s folder inside the cloned Meshery folder. To deploy the yamls on the cluster please run the following command:

kubectl -n meshery apply -f deployment_yamls/k8s

Once the yaml files are deployed, we need to expose the meshery service to be able to access the service from outside the cluster.

There are several ways a service can be exposed on Kubernetes.

Here we will describe 3 common ways we can expose a service:

  • Ingress If your Kubernetes cluster has a functional Ingress Controller, then you can configure an ingress to
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
metadata:
name: meshery-ingress
annotations:
    kubernetes.io/ingress.class: "nginx"
spec:
rules:
- host: *
    http:
    paths:
    - path: /
        backend:
        serviceName: meshery-service
        servicePort: 8080
  • LoadBalancer If your Kubernetes cluster has an external load balancer, this might be a logical route.

  • NodePort If your cluster does not have an Ingress Controller or a load balancer, then NodePort is probably the last resort.