This guide is for those looking to configure a K8s clusters for testing purposes on AWS. It leverages Vagrant/Ubuntu/conjure-up/juju to provision a cluster on nearly any cloud provider in 10 minutes. This guide is specific to using AWSCLI and therefore AWS to configure the cluster. This cluster spins up 3 total EC2 instances within your account. It also configures your K8s cluster's IAM Roles, VPC, and Security Groups automatically.
Detailed info on conjure-up: https://conjure-up.io/.
Detailed info on juju: https://jaas.ai/.
AWS Account w/ a valid payment method
Create a directory for your Vagrant VM
cd to the created directory
vagrant init ubuntu/xenial64
vagrant box add ubuntu/xenial64
Open your vagrant file with a .txt editor. Uncomment line 26, and change ports: config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 8001, host: 8001
run your virtualbox vm:
vagrant up --provider virtualbox
ssh to the local ubuntu vagrant vm:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ntp ntpdate ntpstat
sudo service ntp stop
sudo ntpdate time.nist.gov
sudo service ntp start
sudo apt-get install python3-pip
pip3 install awscli --user
-access key id
-secret access key
-specify region (us-east-1)
-output format (table)
aws ec2 describe-regions
sudo snap install conjure-up --classic
- Deploy New Self-Hosted Controller
- Use flannel as your Network Plugin
- Leave sudo password empty
- Wait for the deployment to complete, change instance types if you want to lower cost per/hr.
juju status and ensure you see an active state for all apps/units listed.
Congrats, you've setup a full k8s cluster on EC2!
If for any reason you need to tear down your cluster, just run the following:
juju destroy-controller switchname --destroy-all-models
Check that your instances in the AWS console now show as terminated.
You can spin a fresh cluster back up at anytime by running:
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