Spring Boot

A Spring Boot-based simple web application

Before you begin

Install Verrazzano by following the installation instructions.

NOTE: The Spring Boot example application deployment files are contained in the Verrazzano project located at <VERRAZZANO_HOME>/examples/springboot-app, where VERRAZZANO_HOME is the root of the Verrazzano project.

Deploy the Spring Boot application

This example provides a simple web application developed using Spring Boot. For more information and the source code of this application, see the Verrazzano Examples.

  1. Create a namespace for the Spring Boot application and add a label identifying the namespace as managed by Verrazzano.

    $ kubectl create namespace springboot
    $ kubectl label namespace springboot verrazzano-managed=true istio-injection=enabled
  2. To deploy the application, apply the Spring Boot OAM resources.

    $ kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/verrazzano/verrazzano/v1.0.4/examples/springboot-app/springboot-comp.yaml
    $ kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/verrazzano/verrazzano/v1.0.4/examples/springboot-app/springboot-app.yaml
  3. Wait for the Spring Boot application to be ready.

    $ kubectl wait \
       --for=condition=Ready pods \
       --all \
       -n springboot \

Explore the application

  1. Get the generated host name for the application.

    $ HOST=$(kubectl get gateway \
         -n springboot \
         -o jsonpath={.items[0].spec.servers[0].hosts[0]})
    $ echo $HOST
  2. Get the EXTERNAL_IP address of the istio-ingressgateway service.

    $ ADDRESS=$(kubectl get service \
         -n istio-system istio-ingressgateway \
         -o jsonpath='{.status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].ip}')
    $ echo $ADDRESS
  3. Access the application:

    • Using the command line

      $ curl -sk \
          https://${HOST} \
          --resolve ${HOST}:443:${ADDRESS}
      $ curl -sk \
          https://${HOST}/facts \
          --resolve ${HOST}:443:${ADDRESS}

      If you are using nip.io, then you do not need to include --resolve.

    • Local testing with a browser

      Temporarily, modify the /etc/hosts file (on Mac or Linux) or c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts file (on Windows 10), to add an entry mapping the host name to the ingress gateway’s EXTERNAL-IP address. For example: springboot.example.com

      Then, you can access the application in a browser at https://springboot.example.com/ and https://springboot.example.com/facts.

      If you are using nip.io, then you can access the application in a browser using the HOST variable (for example, https://${HOST}/facts). If you are going through a proxy, you may need to add *.nip.io to the NO_PROXY list.

    • Using your own DNS name

      • Point your own DNS name to the ingress gateway’s EXTERNAL-IP address.

      • In this case, you would need to have edited the springboot-app.yaml file to use the appropriate value under the hosts section (such as yourhost.your.domain), before deploying the Spring Boot application.

      • Then, you can use a browser to access the application at https://<yourhost.your.domain>/ and https://<yourhost.your.domain>/facts.

        The actuator endpoint is accessible under the path /actuator and the Prometheus endpoint exposing metrics data in a format that can be scraped by a Prometheus server is accessible under the path /actuator/prometheus.

  4. A variety of endpoints associated with the deployed application, are available to further explore the logs, metrics, and such.

    Accessing them may require the following:

    • Run this command to get the password that was generated for the telemetry components:

      $ kubectl get secret \
         --namespace verrazzano-system verrazzano \
         -o jsonpath={.data.password} | base64 \
         --decode; echo

      The associated user name is verrazzano.

    • You will have to accept the certificates associated with the endpoints.

    You can retrieve the list of available ingresses with following command:

    $ kubectl get ingress -n verrazzano-system
    NAME                         CLASS    HOSTS                                                     ADDRESS           PORTS     AGE
    verrazzano-ingress           <none>   verrazzano.default.          80, 443   7d2h
    vmi-system-es-ingest         <none>   elasticsearch.vmi.system.default.   80, 443   7d2h
    vmi-system-grafana           <none>   grafana.vmi.system.default.   80, 443   7d2h
    vmi-system-kibana            <none>   kibana.vmi.system.default.   80, 443   7d2h
    vmi-system-prometheus        <none>   prometheus.vmi.system.default.   80, 443   7d2h

    Using the ingress host information, some of the endpoints available are:

    Description Address Credentials
    Kibana https://[vmi-system-kibana ingress host] verrazzano/telemetry-password
    Grafana https://[vmi-system-grafana ingress host] verrazzano/telemetry-password
    Prometheus https://[vmi-system-prometheus ingress host] verrazzano/telemetry-password

Undeploy the application

  1. To undeploy the application, delete the Spring Boot OAM resources.

    $ kubectl delete -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/verrazzano/verrazzano/v1.0.4/examples/springboot-app/springboot-app.yaml
    $ kubectl delete -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/verrazzano/verrazzano/v1.0.4/examples/springboot-app/springboot-comp.yaml
  2. Delete the namespace springboot after the application pod is terminated.

    $ kubectl delete namespace springboot