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Kubernetes Master services in a Container!
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A Kubernetes Master node in a Docker container. Why? If you don't need a dedicated Master VM and you don't want to risk redundancy by running Master services on a Minion node, this container allows you to run a self-contained, dedicated Master from anywhere.

My initial use case was running several 2 node Kube clusters (they had to be distinct). I didn't want one of the nodes to run both Master and Minion services since that kinda kills the whole redundancy thing, and I needed at least one more node for Etcd to achieve a quorum. My solution is to run Etcd and the Kube Master services in containers on a remote host.

Using Systemd units (or another Kube cluster), I can maintain uptime on the master services while still removing them from the machines doing the grunt work in the cluster.

Usage is pretty straightforward. There are ENV variables that determine where Etcd is, what addresses to bind to, and what flags to pass the Kube services.

This container is meant to bind to, not expose ports, and use Flanneld or another network overlay to achieve connectivity.

For testing, I spun up an instance of elcolio/etcd and got it's IP using docker inspect -f '{{.NetworkSettings.IPAddress}}' etcd:

docker run -d --name kube -e KUBE_ETCD_SERVERS= elcolio/kuboss

In addition to the ENVs mentioned in the Dockerfile, the container can also use:

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