To access a Minikube service remotely, follow these steps:
- Start Minikube by running the command minikube start. This will create a Kubernetes cluster on your local machine.
- Enable the ingress addon by running the command minikube addons enable ingress. This will allow you to access services through the Minikube ingress controller.
- 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.
- 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.
- Determine the IP or domain of your Minikube cluster. You can use the command minikube ip to get the IP address.
- 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.
- 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.