Kubernetes: Deploy a Java Helidon Application

In this tutorial, you use an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account to set up a Kubernetes cluster. Then, you deploy a Java Helidon application to your cluster.

Key tasks include how to:

  • Set up a Kubernetes cluster on OCI.
  • Set up OCI CLI to access your cluster.
  • Build a Java Helidon application and Docker Image.
  • Push your image to OCI Container Registry.
  • Deploy your Docker application to your cluster.
  • Connect to your application from the internet.
A diagram of the components needed to run a Helidon app on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine

For additional information, see:

Before You Begin

To successfully perform this tutorial, you must have the following:

Requirements

  • For Container Registry, Kubernetes and Load Balancers:
  • For building applications and Docker images:
    • One of the following local environments:
    • The following applications on your local environment:
      • JDK 11 and set JAVA_HOME in .bashrc.
      • Python 3.6.8+ and pip installer for Python 3
      • Kubernetes Client 1.11.9+
      • Apache Maven 3.0+
      • Docker 19.0.3+
      • Git 1.8+
Note

If you don't want to set up the required applications on your local environment, you can use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Shell instead. The advantage of using Cloud Shell is all the required tools to manage your application are already installed and ready to use. Follow the steps in:

Kubernetes Using Cloud Shell: Deploy a Java Helidon Application

Get the Applications for Linux on OCI Free Tier

If you want to use an OCI Free Tier Linux compute instance to manage your deployment, the following sections provide information to get the required software installed.

Install a Linux Instance

  • Install a Linux VM with an Always Free compute shape, on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You will need a machine with ssh support to connect to your Linux instance.
    • Install an Oracle Linux VM
      • Follow sections 2 and 3.
      • If you have a paid account, for section 2, choose your compute options based on your offerings.
      • To connect to your instance, in section 4, follow steps 1-5.
      • Skip the Apache instructions.
    • Install an Ubuntu VM
      • Follow sections 2 and 3.
      • If you have a paid account, for section 2, choose compute options based on your offerings.
      • To connect to your instance, in section 4, follow steps 1-5.
      • Skip the Apache instructions.
      • To update the firewall settings, in section 4, perform step 8.
Install JDK

  1. Verify your current installation:
    java -version
  2. To install JDK 11, run the following commands:
    • Oracle Linux:
      sudo yum update
      yum list jdk*
      sudo yum install -y <jdk-version-of-your-choice>
    • Ubuntu:
      sudo apt update
      sudo apt install -y openjdk-11-jdk-headless
  3. Verify the installation.
    java -version
  4. Set JAVA_HOME in .bashrc.

    Update the file:

    vi .bashrc

    In the file, append the following text and save the file:

    # set JAVA_HOME
    export JAVA_HOME=<path-to-jdk>

    Examples:

    # set JAVA_HOME in Oracle Linux
    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk-11.0.10 
    # set JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu
    export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjdk-amd64
  5. Activate the preceding command in the current window.
    source ~/.bashrc
Install Python 3 and Pip 3

  1. Verify your current installation.
    python3 --version
  2. For Python 3, run the following commands:
    • Oracle Linux:
      sudo yum update
      sudo yum install -y python3
    • Ubuntu:
      sudo apt update
      sudo apt install -y python3
  3. Verify the pip installation for Python3.
    pip3 -V

    Example output if pip for Python3 is installed:

    pip <version> from xxx/lib/python3.x/site-packages/pip (python 3.x)
  4. To install pip for Python 3, run the following commands:
    • Oracle Linux:
      sudo yum update
      sudo yum install -y python3-pip
    • Ubuntu:
      sudo apt update
      sudo apt install -y python3-pip
  5. Verify the pip for Python 3 installation.
    pip3 -V
Install Kubernetes Client

  1. Verify your current installation:
    kubectl version --client
    If you have Kubernetes, then the version is <major-version>.<minor-version>. For example, for version 1.20, you get the following:
    version.Info{Major:"1", Minor:"20"...
  2. To install he kubectl client, refer to the following links:
  3. Verify the installation.
    kubectl version --client
Install Apache Maven

  1. Verify your current installation.
    mvn --version
  2. To install Apache Maven, refer to the following links:
  3. Verify the installation.
    mvn --version
Install Docker

  1. Verify your current installation:
    docker -v
  2. Oracle Linux

    To install Docker on Oracle Linux, run the following commands.

    sudo yum install docker-engine
    sudo systemctl start docker
    sudo systemctl enable docker

    Note: The last command enables Docker to start on reboots.

  3. Ubuntu Linux

    To install Docker on Ubuntu Linux, refer to the following link: Get Docker

  4. Verify the installation.
    docker -v

1. Prepare

Prepare your environment to create and deploy your application.

Check your Service Limits

  1. Log in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
  2. Open the navigation menu, and click Governance and Administration. Under Governance, click Limits, Quotas and Usage.
  3. Find your service limit for Regions:
    • Filter for the following options:
      • Service: Regions
      • Scope: Tenancy
      • Resource: Subscribed region count
      • Compartment: <tenancy-name> (root)
    • Find service limit:
      • Limit Name: subscribed-region-count
      • Service Limit: minimum 2
  4. Find your available Compute core count for the VM.Standard.E3.Flex shape:
    • Filter for the following options:
      • Service: Compute
      • Scope: <first-availability-domain>. Example: EMlr:US-ASHBURN-AD-1
      • Resource: Cores for Standard.E3.Flex and BM.Standard.E3.128 Instances
      • Compartment: <tenancy-name> (root)
    • Find available core count:
      • Limit Name: standard-e3-core-ad-count
      • Available: minimum 1
    • Repeat for Scope: <second-availability-domain> and <third-availability-domain>. Each region must have at least one core available for this shape.
  5. Find out if you have 50 GB of Block Volume available:
    • Filter for the following options:
      • Service: Block Volume
      • Scope: <first-availability-domain>. Example: EMlr:US-ASHBURN-AD-1
      • Resource Volume Size (GB)
      • Compartment: <tenancy-name> (root)
    • Find available block volume storage:
      • Limit Name: total-storage-gb
      • Available: minimum 50
    • Repeat for Scope: <second-availability-domain> and <third-availability-domain>. Each region must have at least 50 GB of block volume available.
  6. Find out how many Flexible Load Balancers you have available:
    • Filter for the following options:
      • Service: LbaaS
      • Scope: <your-region>. Example: us-ashburn-1
      • Resource: <blank>
      • Compartment: <tenancy-name> (root)
    • Find the number of available flexible load balancers:
      • Limit Name: lb-flexible-count
      • Available: minimum 1
Note

This tutorial creates three compute instances with a VM.Standard.E3.Flex shape for the cluster nodes. To use another shape, filter for its core count. For example, for VM.Standard2.4, filter for Cores for Standard2 based VM and BM Instances and get the count.

For a list of all shapes, see VM Standard Shapes.

Note

This tutorial uses a 'Quick Create' workflow to create a cluster with a public regional subnet that hosts a flexible load balancer. To use a different load balancer, you can use a custom workflow to explicitly specify which existing network resources to use, including the existing subnets in which to create the load balancers.

To use another bandwidth for the load balancer, filter for its count, for example 100-Mbps bandwidth or 400-Mbps bandwidth.

Create an Authorization Token

  1. In the Console's top navigation bar, click the Profile menu (your avatar).
  2. Click your username.
  3. Click Auth Tokens.
  4. Click Generate Token.
  5. Give it a description.
  6. Click Generate Token.
  7. Copy the token and save it.
  8. Click Close.
Note

Ensure that you save your token right after you create it. You have no access to it later.
Gather Required Information

  1. Collect the following credential information from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
    • Tenancy name: <tenancy-name>
      • Click your Profile menu (your avatar) and find your Tenancy:<tenancy-name>.
    • Tenancy namespace: <tenancy-namespace>
      • Click your Profile menu (your avatar).
      • Click Tenancy:<tenancy-name>.
      • Copy the value for Object Storage Namespace.
      Note

      For some accounts, tenancy name and namespace differ. Ensure that you use namespace in this tutorial.
    • Tenancy OCID: <tenancy-ocid>
      • Click your Profile menu (your avatar), then click Tenancy:<tenancy-name>, and copy OCID.
    • Username: <user-name>
      • Click your Profile menu (your avatar).
    • User OCID: <user-ocid>
      • Click your Profile menu (your avatar), then click User Settings, and copy OCID.
  2. Find your region information.
    • Region: <region-identifier>
      • In the Console's top navigation bar, find your region. Example: US East (Ashburn).
      • Find your Region Identifier from the table in Regions and Availability Domains.
      • Example: us-ashburn-1.
    • Region Key: <region-key>
  3. Copy your authentication token from Create an Authentication Token section.
    • Auth Token: <auth-token>
Set up OCI Command Line Interface

Install a Python Virtual Environment and Wrapper

The Python virtualenv creates a folder that contains all the executables and libraries for your project.

The virtualenvwrapper is an extension to virtualenv. It provides a set of commands, which makes working with virtual environments much more pleasant. It also places all your virtual environments in one place. The virtualenvwrapper provides tab-completion on environment names.

  1. Install virtualenv.
    pip3 install --user virtualenv
  2. Install virtualenvwrapper.
    pip3 install --user virtualenvwrapper
  3. Find the location of the virtualenvwrapper.sh script.
    grep -R virtualenvwrapper.sh
    Example paths:
    • Linux example: /home/ubuntu/.local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh
    • MacOS example: /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh
  4. Configure the virtual environment wrapper in .bashrc.
    sudo vi .bashrc

    Append the following text.

    # set up Python env
    export WORKON_HOME=~/envs
    export VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3
    export VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_VIRTUALENV_ARGS=' -p /usr/bin/python3 '
    source <path-to-virtualenvwrapper.sh>

    Replace <path-to-virtualenvwrapper.sh> with its value.

    Based on the location of Python3 binaries in your environment, update /usr/bin/python3 to its correct location.

    Save the file.

  5. Activate the commands in the current window.
    source ~/.bashrc
    Example output:
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/premkproject
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/postmkproject
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/initialize
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/premkvirtualenv
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/postmkvirtualenv
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/prermvirtualenv
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/postrmvirtualenv
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/predeactivate
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/postdeactivate
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/preactivate
    virtualenvwrapper.user_scripts creating /home/ubuntu/envs/postactivate
    
Install OCI CLI
  1. Start a virtual environment.
    workon cli-app
  2. Confirm that the name of your virtual environment, cli-app appears in the left of your command prompt.

    Example: (cli-app) ubuntu@<ubuntu-instance-name>:~$

  3. Install OCI CLI.
    pip3 install oci-cli
  4. Test the installation:
    oci --version

    If everything is set up correctly, you get the version.

    oci --help
Configure the OCI CLI
  1. Enter the following command in your virtual environment:
    oci setup config
  2. Enter your answers from the Gather Required Information section:
    • Location for your config [$HOME/.oci/config]: <take-default>
    • User OCID: <user-ocid>
    • Tenancy OCID: <tenancy-ocid>
    • Region (e.g. us-ashburn-1): <region-identifier>
  3. Enter the following information to set up your OpenSSL API encryption keys:
    • Generate a new API Signing RSA key pair? [Y/n]: Y
    • Directory for your keys [$HOME/.oci]: <take-default>
    • Name for your key [oci_api_key] <take-default>
  4. Deactivate the virtual environment:
    deactivate

    The (cli-app) prefix in your environment is not displayed anymore.

Note

Your private key is oci_api_key.pem and your public key is oci_api_key_public.pem.
Add the Public Key to Your User Account.
  1. Activate the cli-app environment:
    workon cli-app
  2. Display the public key.
    cat $HOME/.oci/oci_api_key_public.pem
  3. Copy the public key.
  4. Add the public key to your user account:
    • Go to the Console.
    • Click your Profile menu (your avatar), and then click User Settings.
    • Click API Keys.
    • Click Add API Key.
    • Click Paste Public Key.
    • Paste value from previous step, including the lines with BEGIN PUBLIC KEY and END PUBLIC KEY.
    • Click Add.
Note

  • Whenever you want to use the OCI CLI, activate it with: workon cli-app
  • When you change project names, workon deactivates your current working environment. This way, you can quickly switch between environments.

2. Set Up a Cluster

Install and configure management options for your Kubernetes cluster. Later, deploy your application to this cluster.

Add Compartment Policy

If your username is in the Administrators group, then skip this section. Otherwise, have your administrator add the following policy to your tenancy:

allow group <the-group-your-username-belongs> to manage compartments in tenancy

With this privilege, you can create a compartment for all the resources in your tutorial.

Steps to Add the Policy
  1. In the top navigation bar, open the Profile menu.
  2. Click your username.
  3. In the left pane, click Groups.
  4. In a notepad, copy the Group Name that your username belongs.
  5. Open the navigation menu and click Identity & Security. Under Identity, click Policies.
  6. Select your compartment from the Compartment drop-down.
  7. Click Create Policy.
  8. Fill in the following information:
    • Name: manage-compartments
    • Description: Allow the group <the-group-your-username-belongs> to list, create, update, delete and recover compartments in the tenancy.
    • Compartment: <your-tenancy>(root)
  9. For Policy Builder, click Show manual editor.
  10. Paste in the following policy:
    allow group <the-group-your-username-belongs> to manage compartments in tenancy
  11. Click Create.

Reference: The compartments resource-type in Verbs + Resource-Type Combinations for IAM

Create a Compartment

Create a compartment for the resources that you create in this tutorial.

  1. Log in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
  2. Open the navigation menu and click Identity & Security. Under Identity, click Compartments.
  3. Click Create Compartment.
  4. Fill in the following information:
    • Name: <your-compartment-name>
    • Description: Compartment for <your-description>.
    • Parent Compartment: <your-tenancy>(root)
  5. Click Create Compartment.

Reference: Create a compartment

Add Resource Policy

If your username is in the Administrators group, then skip this section. Otherwise, have your administrator add the following policy to your tenancy:

allow group <the-group-your-username-belongs> to manage all-resources in compartment <your-compartment-name>

With this privilege, you can manage all resources in your compartment, essentially giving you administrative rights in that compartment.

Steps to Add the Policy
  1. Open the navigation menu and click Identity & Security. Under Identity, click Policies.
  2. Select your compartment from the Compartment drop-down.
  3. Click Create Policy.
  4. Fill in the following information:
    • Name: manage-<your-compartment-name>-resources
    • Description: Allow users to list, create, update, and delete resources in <your-compartment-name>.
    • Compartment: <your-tenancy>(root)
  5. For Policy Builder, select the following choices:
    • Policy use cases: Compartment Management
    • Common policy templates: Let compartment admins manage the compartment
    • Groups: <the-group-your-username-belongs>
    • Location: <your-tenancy>(root)
  6. Click Create.

Reference: Common Policies

Create a Cluster with 'Quick Create'

Create a cluster with default settings and new network resources through the 'Quick Create' workflow.

  1. Sign in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
  2. Open the navigation menu and click Developer Services. Under Containers & Artifacts, click Kubernetes Clusters (OKE).
  3. Click Create Cluster.
  4. Select Quick Create.
  5. Click Launch Workflow.

    The Quick Create Cluster dialog is displayed.

  6. Fill in the following information.
    • Name: <your-cluster-name>
    • Compartment: <your-compartment-name>
    • Kubernetes Version: <take-default>
    • Kubernetes API Endpoint: Public Endpoint

      The Kubernetes cluster is hosted in a public subnet with an auto-assigned public IP address.

    • Kubernetes Worker Nodes: Private Workers

      The Kubernetes worker nodes are hosted in a private subnet.

    • Shape: VM.Standard.E3.Flex
    • Select the number of OCPUs: 1
    • Amount of Memory (GB): 16
    • Number of Nodes: 3
  7. Click Show Advanced Options.

    Keep the defaults.

    • Specify a custom boot volume size: Clear the check box.
    • Image Verification: Clear the check box.
    • Add an SSH key: No SSH key
  8. Click Next.

    All your choices are displayed. Review them to ensure that everything is configured correctly.

  9. Click Create Cluster.

    The services set up for your cluster are displayed.

  10. Click Close.
  11. Get a cup of coffee. It takes a few minutes for the cluster to be created.
You have successfully created a Kubernetes cluster.
Set Up Local Access to Your Cluster

After you create a Kubernetes cluster, set up your local system to access the cluster.

  1. Sign in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
  2. Open the navigation menu and click Developer Services. Under Containers & Artifacts, click Kubernetes Clusters (OKE).
  3. Click the link to <your-cluster>.

    The information about your cluster is displayed.

  4. Click Access Cluster.
  5. Click Local Access.
  6. Follow the steps provided in the dialog. They are reprinted here for your reference.
    Note

    If you are not in your virtual environment, enter: workon cli-app before you run kubectl commands.

    Check your oci CLI version.

    oci -v

    Make your .kube directory if it doesn't exist.

    mkdir -p $HOME/.kube

    Create a kubeconfig file for your setup. Use the information from Access Your Cluster dialog.

    oci ce cluster create-kubeconfig <use data from dialog>

    Export the KUBECONFIG environment variable.

    export KUBECONFIG=$HOME/.kube/config
    Note

    If you want to have the environment variable start in a new shell, then add export KUBECONFIG=$HOME/.kube/config to your ~/.bashrc file.
  7. Test your cluster configuration with the following commands.

    List clusters:

    kubectl get service

    Get deployment details:

    kubectl describe deployment

    Get pods:

    kubectl get pods
    Note

    Since no application is deployed, the last two commands produce: "No resources found in default namespace."
    Note

    To look at a different cluster, specify a different config file on the command line. Example:
    kubectl --kubeconfig=</path/to/config/file>

With your cluster access set up, you are now ready to prepare your application for deployment.

3. Build a Local Application

Build a local application and a Docker image for the application.

Create a Local Application

Create your Java Helidon application.

  1. Start an OCI CLI session.
  2. At the shell prompt, run the following Maven Archetype to create a Maven project template. This project uses the Helidon Quick Start MP example from the Helidon website.
    mvn archetype:generate -DinteractiveMode=false \
                            -DarchetypeGroupId=io.helidon.archetypes \
                            -DarchetypeArtifactId=helidon-quickstart-mp \
                            -DarchetypeVersion=1.4.8 \
                            -DgroupId=io.helidon.examples \
                            -DartifactId=helidon-quickstart-mp \
                            -Dpackage=io.helidon.examples.quickstart.mp

    The Archetype creates a Maven project under the current directory. You get the following output:

    [INFO] Project created from Archetype in dir: <your-home-directory>/helidon-quickstart-mp
    [INFO] BUILD SUCCESS
                        
  3. Change to the helidon-quickstart-mp directory.
    cd helidon-quickstart-mp
  4. Build the application.
    mvn package

    You get a success message.

    [INFO] BUILD SUCCESS

You have successfully built the Helidon application.

Run the Local Application

Run your Java Helidon application.

  1. Run the application.
    java -jar target/helidon-quickstart-mp.jar
  2. Test the application using curl or your browser.
    • To test with curl, enter:
      curl -X GET http://localhost:8080/greet
    • To test with your browser, connect a browser window to: http://localhost:8080/greet

    A JSON message is returned: {"message":"Hello World!"}.

  3. Enter a name for the greeting.
    Enter the following command:
    curl -X GET http://localhost:8080/greet/Mike

    You see: {"message":"Hello Mike!"}.

  4. Update the greeting.

    From the terminal, enter:

    curl -X PUT -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"greeting" : "Aloha"}' http://localhost:8080/greet/greeting

    This command updates the Hello in the message to Aloha.

  5. Test the updated greeting.
    Enter the following command:
    curl -X GET http://localhost:8080/greet/Mike

    You see {"message":"Aloha Mike!"}.

  6. Enter the following command to get the metrics from your Helidon application.
    curl -H 'Accept: application/json' -X GET http://localhost:8080/metrics
  7. Stop the running application.

    Type Ctl C to stop your application in the terminal window you started with.

You have successfully created a Hello World application using the Helidon MicroProfile service.

References:

Build a Docker Image

Next, create a Docker image for your Helidon application.

  1. Ensure you are in the helidon-quickstart-mp directory.
  2. Build a Docker image.
    docker build -t helidon-quickstart-mp .

    You get a success message.

    [INFO] BUILD SUCCESS
    Successfully tagged helidon-quickstart-mp:latest
  3. Run the Docker image:
    docker run --rm -p 8080:8080 helidon-quickstart-mp:latest
  4. Test the application.

    Enter the following command:

    curl -X GET http://localhost:8080/greet

    This message is returned: {"message":"Hello World!"}.

  5. Stop the running application.
Congratulations! You have successfully created a Helidon Docker image.

4. Deploy Your Docker Image

Push your Helidon Docker image to OCI Container Registry. Then use the image to deploy your application.

Create a Docker Repository

  1. Open the navigation menu and click Developer Services. Under Containers & Artifacts, click Container Registry.
  2. In the left navigation, select <your-compartment-name>.
  3. Click Create Repository.
  4. Create a private repository with your choice of repo name:
    <repo-name> = <image-path-name>/<image-name>

    Example: helidon-apps/helidon-quickstart-mp

    You are now ready to push your local image to Container Registry.
    Note

    Before you can push a Docker image into a registry repository, the repository must exist in your compartment. If the repository does not exist, the Docker push command does not work correctly.
    Note

    The slash in a repository name does not represent a hierarchical directory structure. The optional <image-path-name> helps to organize your repositories.
Push Your Local Image

With your local Docker image created, push the image to the Container Registry.

Follow these steps.

  1. Open your OCI CLI session.
  2. Log in to OCI Container Registry:
    docker login <region-key>.ocir.io

    You are prompted for your login name and password.

    • Username: <tenancy-namespace>/<user-name>
    • Password: <auth-token>
  3. List your local Docker images:
    docker images

    The Docker images on your system are displayed. Identify the image you created in the last section: helidon-quickstart-mp

  4. Tag your local image with the URL for the registry plus the repo name, so you can push it to that repo.
    docker tag <your-local-image> <repo-url>/<repo-name>
    • Replace <repo-url> with:
      <region-key>.ocir.io/<tenancy-namespace>/
    • Replace <repo-name> with:

      <image-folder-name>/<image-name> from the Create a Docker Repository section.

    • Here is an example after combining both:
      docker tag helidon-quickstart-mp iad.ocir.io/my-namespace/helidon-apps/helidon-quickstart-mp

      In this example, the components are:

      • Repo URL: iad.ocir.io/my-namespace/
      • Repo name: helidon-apps/helidon-quickstart-mp
    Note

    OCI Container Registry now supports creating a registry repo in any compartment rather than only in the root compartment (tenancy). To push the image to the repo you created, combine the registry URL with the exact repo name. OCI Container Registry matches the unique repo name and pushes your image.
  5. Check your Docker images to see if the image is copied.
    docker images
    • The tagged image has the same image ID as your local image.
    • The tagged image name is:
      <region-key>.ocir.io/<tenancy-namespace>/<image-path-name>/<image-name>
  6. Push the image to Container Registry.
    docker push <copied-image-name>:latest
    Example:
    docker push iad.ocir.io/my-namespace/helidon-apps/helidon-quickstart-mp:latest
  7. Open the navigation menu and click Developer Services. Under Containers & Artifacts, click Container Registry.

Find your image in Container Registry after the push command is complete.

Deploy the Image

With your image in Container Registry, you can now deploy your image and app.
  1. Create a registry secret for your application. This secret authenticates your image when you deploy it to your cluster.

    To create your secret, fill in the information in this template .

    kubectl create secret docker-registry ocirsecret --docker-server=<region-key>.ocir.io  --docker-username='<tenancy-namespace>/<user-name>' --docker-password='<auth-token>'  --docker-email='<email-address>'

    After the command runs, you get a message similar to: secret/ocirsecret created.

  2. Verify that the secret is created. Issue the following command:
    kubectl get secret ocirsecret --output=yaml

    The output includes information about your secret in the yaml format.

  3. Determine the host URL to your registry image using the following template:
    <region-code>.ocir.io/<tenancy-namespace>/<repo-name>/<image-name>:<tag>
    Example:
    iad.ocir.io/my-namespace/helidon-apps/helidon-quickstart-mp:latest
  4. On your system, create a file called heli-app.yaml with the following text:
    Replace the following place holders:
    • <your-image-url>
    • <your-secret-name>
    apiVersion: apps/v1
    kind: Deployment
    metadata:
      name: heli-app
    spec:
      selector:
        matchLabels:
          app: app
      replicas: 3
      template:
        metadata:
          labels:
            app: app
        spec:
          containers:
          - name: app
            image: <your-image-url>
            imagePullPolicy: Always
            ports:
            - name: app
              containerPort: 8080
              protocol: TCP
          imagePullSecrets:
            - name: <your-secret-name>
    ---
    apiVersion: v1
    kind: Service
    metadata:
      name: heli-app-lb
      labels:
        app: app
      annotations:
        service.beta.kubernetes.io/oci-load-balancer-shape: "flexible"
        service.beta.kubernetes.io/oci-load-balancer-shape-flex-min: "10"
        service.beta.kubernetes.io/oci-load-balancer-shape-flex-max: "100"
    spec:
      type: LoadBalancer
      ports:
      - port: 8080
      selector:
        app: app
  5. Deploy your application with the following command.
    kubectl create -f heli-app.yaml
    Output:
    deployment.apps/heli-app created
    service/heli-app-lb created
    Note

    In the heli-app.yaml file, the code after the dashes adds a flexible load balancer.
Test Your App

After you deploy your app, it might take the load balancer a few seconds to load.
  1. Check if the load balancer is live:
    kubectl get service

    Repeat the command until load balancer is assigned an IP address.

    Note

    While waiting for the load balancer to deploy, you can check the status of your cluster with these commands:
    • Get each pods status: kubectl get pods
    • Get app status: kubectl get deployment
  2. Use the load balancer IP address to connect to your app in a browser:
    http://<load-balancer-IP-address>:8080/greet

    The browser displays: {"message":"Hello World!"}

  3. Undeploy your application from the cluster. (Optional) To remove your application run this command:
    kubectl delete -f heli-app.yaml
    Output:
    deployment.apps/heli-app deleted
    service "heli-app-lb" deleted

    Your application is now removed from your cluster.

What's Next

You have successfully created a Helidon MicroProfile Hello World application, deployed it to a Kubernetes cluster, and accessed the app from the internet.

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