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Installing Space Cloud on a Managed Kubernetes Solution

Follow these instructions to install a production Space Cloud cluster on any cloud vendor.

Prerequisites

  • Make sure you have a Kubernetes cluster ready.
  • Point kubectl to your cluster

Each node must have a minimum of 2 CPUs

Step 1: Install Istio

Space Cloud requires Istio to work correctly. The default Istio profile works perfectly well.

Download the latest istio release:

curl -L https://istio.io/downloadIstio | sh -

Space Cloud has been tested with Istio versions v1.8.X, v1.7.X and v1.6.X.

Move to the Istio package directory and install Istio. For example, if the package is istio-1.8.0:

cd istio-1.8.0
./bin/istioctl install

For more detailed Istio install instructions, visit the Istio Docs

Step 2: Install Space Cloud

To install Space Cloud, first download space-cli:

Now install Space Cloud using the following command:

space-cli setup

For details on how to customise Space Cloud installation, visit the customisation docs.

Wait for all the pods to start:

kubectl get pods -n space-cloud --watch

Step 3: Open Mission Control

You should be able to access Mission Control on http://LOADBALANCER_IP/mission-control

You can find the public IP address by running:

kubectl get -n istio-system svc

Set up port forwarding to access Mission Control on localhost:4122.

kubectl port-forward -n istio-system deployments/istio-ingressgateway 4122:8080

You should be able to access Mission Control on http://localhost:4122/mission-control.

The default credentials are:

  • Username: admin
  • Key: 1234

You can change it by editing the admin.username and admin.password variables of the space-cloud configuration file.

Next Steps

Awesome! We just started Space Cloud using Kubernetes. Next step would be to set up a project to use Space Cloud in your preferred language.

Feel free to check out various capabilities of space-cloud:

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