How to access minikube service remotely?

by emilia_hackett , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to access minikube service remotely?

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by cathrine_goyette , 7 months ago

@emilia_hackett 

To access a Minikube service remotely, follow these steps:

  1. Start Minikube by running the command minikube start. This will create a Kubernetes cluster on your local machine.
  2. Enable the ingress addon by running the command minikube addons enable ingress. This will allow you to access services through the Minikube ingress controller.
  3. Build and deploy your service to Minikube. You can use a Deployment and Service object for this purpose. Make sure that the Service has the type NodePort or LoadBalancer to expose it externally. For example, if you have a YAML file named service.yml, you can deploy it by running kubectl apply -f service.yml.
  4. Verify that your service is running and accessible within the Minikube cluster by running kubectl get services. You should see your service listed with an external IP or port.
  5. Determine the IP or domain of your Minikube cluster. You can use the command minikube ip to get the IP address.
  6. Update your local machine's /etc/hosts file (or Windows equivalent) with the IP address or domain name of the Minikube cluster. For example, if your Minikube IP is 192.168.49.2 and your service name is my-service, add the following entry to your hosts file: 192.168.49.2 my-service.
  7. Access your service from your local machine using the defined virtual host. For example, if your service is accessible at my-service, you can now access it in your browser by visiting http://my-service.
by aglae_feil , 2 months ago

@emilia_hackett 

Additional clarification:


If you can't access the service after following the steps above, ensure that:

  1. Your firewall allows traffic on the specified NodePort or LoadBalancer port.
  2. Your service is running and healthy. You can check this by running kubectl get pods and kubectl get deployments to verify that everything is up and running.
  3. Your Ingress resource is correctly configured to route traffic to your service. You can check your Ingress resource using kubectl get ingress.


If you encounter any issues, check the logs for your service pods and the Ingress controller to troubleshoot the problem further.