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Installing Space Cloud on K3s

Follow these instructions to install Space Cloud on K3s.

Make sure docker is installed first.

Step 1: Install K3s

Install the latest version of K3s.

K3s only works on Linux

Start K3s:

curl -sfL https://get.k3s.io | sh -s - server --disable traefik --docker

Copy the config file for future use

sudo chmod 775 /etc/rancher/k3s/k3s.yaml
mkdir ~/.kube
cp /etc/rancher/k3s/k3s.yaml ~/.kube/config

Step 2: 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 --set profile=demo

For more detailed Istio install instructions, visit the Istio Docs

Step 3: 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 4: Open Mission Control

You should be able to access Mission Control on http://localhost/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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