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Kubernetes CircleCI Helpers

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This module contains helper scripts that can setup Kubernetes tools for use in a CircleCI job, including:

  • setup-minikube: This script will install and setup minikube in a way that is compatible with CircleCI. In addition, this script will install kubectl, setup to talk to the minikube cluster. Note that this MUST be run on a job that is using the machine executor with the ubuntu 20.04 image (e.g., ubuntu-2004:202111-02).

Installing the helpers

You can install the helpers using the Gruntwork Installer:

gruntwork-install --module-name "kubernetes-circleci-helpers" --repo "https://github.com/gruntwork-io/terraform-aws-ci" --tag "0.0.1"

We recommend running this command in one of the jobs for CircleCI:

job:
setup:
# Note: Since minikube uses Docker, we need to run on the machine executor to avoid complications with
# Docker-in-Docker.
machine:
enabled: true
image: "ubuntu-2004:202111-02"
steps:
- run:
command: |
# Install the Gruntwork Installer
curl -Ls https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gruntwork-io/gruntwork-installer/main/bootstrap-gruntwork-installer.sh | bash /dev/stdin --version 0.0.22

# Use the Gruntwork Installer to install the kubernetes-circleci-helpers module
gruntwork-install --module-name "kubernetes-circleci-helpers" --repo "https://github.com/gruntwork-io/terraform-aws-ci" --tag "0.13.12"

Using the setup-minikube helper

The setup-minikube script will do the following:

  1. Mark the root directory as rshared so that it is available to minikube (see https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/issues/61058 for more info).
  2. Install kubectl into /usr/local/bin. You can use the --k8s-version flag to customize the version that is installed. Note that the installed Kubernetes version will also reflect this, so that both kubectl and the available Kubernetes APIs are in sync.
  3. Install cri-dockerd into /usr/bin. This is required for Kubernetes >= 1.24. You can use the --cri-dockerd-version flag to customize the version that is installed.
  4. Install minikube into /usr/local/bin. You can use the --minikube-version flag to customize the version that is installed.
  5. Start minikube and wait for it to come up. You can use the --k8s-version flag to configure which version of Kubernetes to run.
  6. Disable the dashboard addon, while enabling the ingress addon so that it is available, and ensure the ingress addon gets deployed correctly.

A few things to note about the way minikube is installed:

  • Disable VM drivers so that it runs directly.
  • RBAC is turned on.
  • The nginx ingress controller is turned on with SSL disabled.
  • The default ServiceAccount in the kube-system namespace inherits cluster admin status.

You can call this as a step in your job:

job:
setup:
steps:
- run:
command: |
# Install the Gruntwork Installer
curl -Ls https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gruntwork-io/gruntwork-installer/main/bootstrap-gruntwork-installer.sh | bash /dev/stdin --version 0.0.9

# Use the Gruntwork Installer to install the kubernetes-circleci-helpers module
gruntwork-install --module-name "kubernetes-circleci-helpers" --repo "https://github.com/gruntwork-io/terraform-aws-ci" --tag "0.0.5"

- run:
command: setup-minikube