Spell Walkthrough

Follow through our screenshot walkthrough of deploying The Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes, Enterprise Kubernetes, anywhere.

Spell selection

Initially, you will be provided with a list of available spells that can be deployed. For this walkthrough we will select Canonical Kubernetes.

Note: Once a Spell is selected you can view its README at any time by pressing R

Figure 1: Spell selection

Spell selection

Cloud Selection

Next, a list of publicly supported clouds will be presented.

Figure 2: Cloud selection

Cloud selection

Application List

Once a cloud is selected you will be presented with a list of applications that make up the Canonical Kubernetes deployment. This screen allows you to deploy each application individually or make additional configuration changes to the selected application (covered in the next step).

Figure 3: Application list

Application list

Application configuration

In the configuration screen for the application, you have the ability to configure certain aspects prior to deployment. For example, in Figure 4 you can increase the amount of units to deploy of Elasticsearch.

Figure 4: Application Config

Application configuration


Once the applications are deployed, and if no previously bootstrapped cloud exist, you will be presented with a wait screen that gives you the status of the current bootstrap.

Note: If an existing cloud is already bootstrapped you will not see this view.

Figure 5: Bootstrap Wait Screen

Bootstrap wait

Deployment status

After the bootstrap process is complete the applications will begin their deployment tasks. This includes installing the necessary bits onto the allocated machines, setting their relations between the applications, and verifying that each application starts successfully. You’ll notice that once the applications are ready they will have a green checkmark beside them.

Figure 6: Deployment Status Screen

Deploy status

Additional application tasks

This is the real benefit of conjure-up. These additional steps encapsulate the operational tasks to perform to your deployment in order to start using your big software. In Figure 7 you’ll notice that this walks you through downloading the required kubectl tool to work with your new cluster. Additionally, it’ll contact your cluster and grab the necessary information to display for you on the following summary screen.

Figure 7: Steps Configuration

Steps configuration


Finally, the summary screen presents you with all the information necessary to access and start using your big software. In Figure 8 we provide you with how to access and use your kubectl binary along with the Kubernetes cluster-info and how to access the Kibana dashboard for viewing things such as Filebeat and Topbeat.

Figure 8: Summary summary

Pressing Q will return you back to the shell with your deployment left intact.