How to access the Minikube service from outside?

by margarett , in category: General Help , a month ago

How to access the Minikube service from outside?

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by sallie , a month ago


To access a Minikube service from outside, follow these steps:

  1. Start Minikube: Run the command minikube start to start Minikube.
  2. Enable Ingress: Run the command minikube addons enable ingress to enable the Ingress addon. Ingress allows traffic from outside the cluster to reach services within the cluster.
  3. Deploy the service: Create a Kubernetes deployment and service using the appropriate YAML files. For example, you can create a deployment and service for a sample nginx web server: a. Create the deployment YAML file (nginx-deployment.yaml): apiVersion: apps/v1 kind: Deployment metadata: name: nginx-deployment spec: replicas: 1 selector: matchLabels: app: nginx template: metadata: labels: app: nginx spec: containers: - name: nginx image: nginx ports: - containerPort: 80 b. Apply the deployment to the cluster: Run the command kubectl apply -f nginx-deployment.yaml to create the deployment. c. Create the service YAML file (nginx-service.yaml): apiVersion: v1 kind: Service metadata: name: nginx-service spec: selector: app: nginx ports: - protocol: TCP port: 80 targetPort: 80 d. Apply the service to the cluster: Run the command kubectl apply -f nginx-service.yaml to create the service.
  4. Add the Ingress resource: Create an Ingress resource to define the rules for accessing the service. Create an Ingress YAML file (nginx-ingress.yaml): apiVersion: kind: Ingress metadata: name: nginx-ingress spec: rules: - http: paths: - path: / pathType: Prefix backend: service: name: nginx-service port: number: 80 Apply the Ingress resource to the cluster: Run the command kubectl apply -f nginx-ingress.yaml to create the Ingress resource.
  5. Obtain the Minikube IP address: Run the command minikube ip to get the IP address of the Minikube cluster.
  6. Modify the hosts file: Open the hosts file on your computer and add an entry for the Minikube IP address. For example, add the following entry:
  7. Test the service: Open a web browser and access You should be able to access the Minikube service from outside.

Note: If you are using a different domain name or want to use a non-standard HTTP/S port, you may need to modify the Ingress resource accordingly.