Create a Microservices-based App
With each microservice handling a single part of the app’s functionality, an app can be divided into different components. These components have their own responsibilities and limitations, independent from each other. In KubeSphere, this kind of app is called Composing App, which can be built through newly created Services or existing Services.
This tutorial demonstrates how to create a microservices-based app Bookinfo, which is composed of four Services, and set a customized domain name to access the app.
- You need to create a workspace, a project, and a user account (
project-regular) for this tutorial. The account needs to be invited to the project with the
operatorrole. For more information, see Create Workspaces, Projects, Accounts and Roles.
project-adminneeds to set the project gateway so that
project-regularcan define a domain name when creating the app.
Create Microservices that Compose an App
Log in to the web console of KubeSphere and navigate to Apps in Application Workloads of your project. On the Composing Apps tab, click Create Composing App.
Set a name for the app (for example,
bookinfo) and click Next.
On the Components page, you need to create microservices that compose the app. Click Add Service and select Stateless Service.
Set a name for the Service (e.g
productpage) and click Next.
NoteYou can create a Service on the dashboard directly or enable Edit Mode in the top-right corner to edit the YAML file.
Click Add Container Image under Container Image and enter
kubesphere/examples-bookinfo-productpage-v1:1.13.0in the search bar to use the Docker Hub image.
NoteYou must press Enter in your keyboard after you enter the image name.
Click Use Default Ports. For more information about image settings, see Container Image Settings. Click √ in the bottom-right corner and Next to continue.
On the Mount Volumes page, add a volume or click Next to continue.
Click Add on the Advanced Settings page directly.
Similarly, add the other three microservices for the app. Here is the image information:
Service Name Image Stateless
When you finish adding microservices, click Next.
On the Internet Access page, click Add Route Rule. On the Specify Domain tab, set a domain name for your app (for example,
demo.bookinfo) and select
httpin the Protocol field. For
Paths, select the Service
9080. Click OK to continue.
NoteThe button Add Route Rule is not visible if the project gateway is not set.
You can add more rules or click Create to finish the process.
Wait for your app to reach the Ready status.
Access the App
As you set a domain name for the app, you need to add an entry in the hosts (
/etc/hosts) file. For example, add the IP address and hostname as below:
NoteYou must add your own IP address and hostname.
In Composing Apps, click the app you just created.
In Application Components, click Click to visit to access the app.
NoteMake sure you open the port in your security group.
Click Normal user and Test user respectively to see other Services.
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