Creating Pods with Manifests

Kubernetes Manifests

Create a new pod manifest that specifies two containers.

cat > pod-multi-container.yaml <<EOF
apiVersion: v1
kind: Pod
  name: my-two-container-pod
  namespace: myproject
    environment: dev
    - name: server
      image: nginx:1.13-alpine
        - containerPort: 80
          protocol: TCP
    - name: side-car
      image: alpine:latest
      command: ["/usr/bin/tail", "-f", "/dev/null"]
  restartPolicy: Never

Create the pod by specifying the manifest.

oc create -f pod-multi-container.yaml

View the detail for the pod and look at the events.

oc describe pod my-two-container-pod

Let’s first execute a shell session inside the server container by using the -c flag.

oc exec -it my-two-container-pod -c server -- /bin/sh

Run some commands inside the server container.

ip address
netstat -ntlp

Let’s now execute a shell session inside the side-car container.

oc exec -it my-two-container-pod -c side-car -- /bin/sh

Run the same commands in side-car container. Each container within a pod runs it’s own cgroup, but shares IPC, Network, and UTC (hostname) namespaces.

ip address
netstat -ntlp

Verify the currently available api versions

oc api-versions

Use the --v flag to set a verbosity level. This will allow you to see the request/responses against the Kubernetes API.

oc get pods --v=8

Basic Operations with the Kubernetes API

Use the kubectl proxy command to proxy local requests on port 8001 to the Kubernetes API.

oc proxy --port=8001

Send a GET request to the Kubernetes API using curl.

curl -X GET http://localhost:8001

We can explore the OpenAPI definition file to see complete API details.

curl localhost:8001/openapi/v2

Send a GET request to list all pods in the environment.

curl -X GET http://localhost:8001/api/v1/pods

Use jq to parse the json response.

curl -X GET http://localhost:8001/api/v1/pods | jq .items[].metadata.name

We can scope the response by only viewing all pods in a particular namespace.

curl -X GET http://localhost:8001/api/v1/namespaces/myproject/pods

Get more details on a particular pod within the myproject namespace.

curl -X GET http://localhost:8001/api/v1/namespaces/myproject/pods/my-two-container-pod

Export the manifest associated with my-two-container-pod in json format.

oc get pods my-two-container-pod --export -o json > podmanifest.json

Within the manifest, replace the 1.13 version of alpine with 1.14.

sed -i .bak 's|nginx:1.13-alpine|nginx:1.14-alpine|g' podmanifest.json

Update/Replace the current pod manifest with the newly updated manifest.

curl -X PUT http://localhost:8001/api/v1/namespaces/myproject/pods/my-two-container-pod -H "Content-type: application/json" -d @podmanifest.json

Patch the current pod with a newer container image (1.15).

curl -X PATCH http://localhost:8001/api/v1/namespaces/myproject/pods/my-two-container-pod -H "Content-type: application/strategic-merge-patch+json" -d '{"spec":{"containers":[{"name": "server","image":"nginx:1.15-alpine"}]}}'

Delete the current pod by sending the DELETE request method.

curl -X DELETE http://localhost:8001/api/v1/namespaces/myproject/pods/my-two-container-pod

Verify the pod no longer exists.

curl -X GET http://localhost:8001/api/v1/namespaces/myproject/pods/my-two-container-pod