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Setting Up Elasticsearch Cluster on Kubernetes - Part 3 - Configuration File

February 14, 2018 - 2 min read

Now that we have a single node elasticsearch service and kibana to monitor the cluster, lets try to capture the work so far into kubernetes configuration file.

Kubernetes Configuration File

Our current elasticsearch deployment configuration looks like:

apiVersion: apps/v1beta2
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  name: elasticsearch
spec:
  selector:
    matchLabels:
      component: elasticsearch
  template:
    metadata:
      labels:
        component: elasticsearch
    spec:
      containers:
        - name: elasticsearch
          image: docker.elastic.co/elasticsearch/elasticsearch:6.2.1
          env:
            - name: discovery.type
              value: single-node
          ports:
            - containerPort: 9200
              name: http
              protocol: TCP

Our elasticsearch service configuration looks like:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
metadata:
  name: elasticsearch
  labels:
    component: elasticsearch
spec:
  type: LoadBalancer
  selector:
    component: elasticsearch
  ports:
    - name: http
      port: 9200
      protocol: TCP

Let’s save these two configurations into a file called elasticsearch_deployment.yaml and elasticsearch_service.yaml respectively into a folder called elasticsearch-k8s.

elasticsearch-k8s
├── elasticsearch_deployment.yaml
└── elasticsearch_service.yaml

Let’s delete the elasticsearch deployment and service that was created before:

kubectl delete deployment elasticsearch
kubectl delete service elasticsearch

To create the resources from the configuration files, run the command from the elasticsearch-k8s folder:

kubectl create -f .

Outputs:

deployment "elasticsearch" created
service "elasticsearch" created

Let’s do the same for kibana.

Kibana deployment:

apiVersion: apps/v1beta2
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  name: kibana
spec:
  selector:
    matchLabels:
      run: kibana
  template:
    metadata:
      labels:
        run: kibana
    spec:
      containers:
        - name: kibana
          image: docker.elastic.co/kibana/kibana:6.2.1
          env:
            - name: ELASTICSEARCH_URL
              value: http://elasticsearch:9200
            - name: XPACK_SECURITY_ENABLED
              value: true
          ports:
            - containerPort: 5601
              name: http
              protocol: TCP

Kibana service:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
metadata:
  name: kibana
  labels:
    run: kibana
spec:
  type: LoadBalancer
  selector:
    run: kibana
  ports:
    - name: http
      port: 5601
      protocol: TCP

Now you can easily delete and recreate these resource using the commands kubectl delete -f . and kubectl create -f . respectively.

In the next post of the series, I will try to change the elasticsearch deployment configuration into a statefulset.


Harish H. Babu

Written by Harish H. Babu who lives and works in Cardiff engineering software things. You should follow him on Twitter