Kubernetes | Deploying on Google Cloud

  • Create all K8S components in the project folder
  • Create a new project on Google Cloud
  • Link a billing account to the created project, next steps will be handled inside this project
  • Go to Compute →Kubernetes Engine and enable billing (KE charges money!)
  • Create a new cluster inside KE
  • Install Google Cloud to Travis Virtual Machine
sudo: requiredservices:- dockerbefore_install:- curl https://sdk.cloud.google.com | bash > /dev/null;- source $HOME/google-cloud-sdk/path.bash.inc- gcloud components update kubectl- gcloud auth activate-service-account --key-file service-account.json
  • Create a new Service Account on Google Cloud 👉 IAM →Service Accounts

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❗If deployment gives 403 error when deploying, change the “Service account user role” part with some roles from side permission bar

  • Download the service account key as json format
  • Install travis

Check terminal if you have travis, if don’t install it.

sudo gem install travis
  • Put service-account.json file inside project folder and encrypt this file

Generate or get your personal github token from github under settings.

travis login --github-token PERSONAL_GITHUB_TOKEN --com


travis encrypt-file service-account.json -r USERNAME/REPO --pro

This encrypt command will output something like;

openssl aes-256-cbc -K $encrypted_9f3b5599b056_key -iv $encrypted_9f3b5599b056_iv -in service-account.json.enc -out service-account.json -d

add this stuff to travis file before_install section. This will allow travis file to decrypt encrypted service-account.json file

❗After generating encrypted service account file, travis will generate a new file like “service-account.json.enc”. Keep this file and push to github but NEVER NEVER push original service-account.json file. It contains all the personal google account keys

✅ When you push “service-account.json.enc” file, travis will generate two extra environment variable related to service account.

  • Add Google Cloud project informations to Travis file (before_install)

This commands will allow travis file to identify which project we’re currently setting up. We’re going to add these informations to before_install section of travis-yml.

- gcloud config set project PROJECT_ID- gcloud config set compute/zone PROJECT_ZONE- gcloud container clusters get-credentials PROJECT_NAME
  • Add Docker information to Travis file (before_install)

❗Don’t forget to add DOCKER_PASSWORD and DOCKER_USERNAME environments to project travis file

- echo “$DOCKER_PASSWORD” | docker login -u “$DOCKER_USERNAME 
  • Build allproject test images on Travis(before_install)
  • Create “script” section on Travis and run all tests
  • Create “deploy” section on Travis file

In this section, instead of giving all the deployment scripts, we’ll create a bash file called “deploy.sh” and we’ll run all bash scripts there.

  • Create “env” section on Travis file

We’re going to give some environment variables.

SHA=$(git rev-parse HEAD) → Unique identifier for each docker image tag. We get from latest git commit

CLOUDSDK_CORE_DISABLE_PROMPTS=1 →Don’t show any promtp on gcloud

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Here’s the finished travis file;

  • Create “deploy.sh” file

This file will contain;

  1. Building Docker image phase

We’ll be using two image tags when we’re generating images. This’ll allow k8s deployments to use up-to-date images from docker

2. Pushing images to Docker Hub

3. Applying all kubernetes yaml files

4. Setting all deployments with up-to-date docker images

Here’s the latest version of deploy file

  • Define project information on Google Cloud shell

Open GC interactive shell and run these commands. This’ll tell GC to which project we’re currently working

- gcloud config set project PROJECT_ID- gcloud config set compute/zone PROJECT_ZONE- gcloud container clusters get-credentials PROJECT_NAME
  • Run Secret component scripts on Google Cloud

❗ Don’t forget to run Secret environment variables on GC shell (like pgpassword)

Example script;

kubectl create secret generic pgpassword --from-literal PGPASSWORD=12345asdf
  • Install Helm on Google Cloud shell
- curl -fsSL -o get_helm.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/helm/helm/master/scripts/get-helm-3- chmod 700 get_helm.sh- ./get_helm.sh
  • Install ingress-nginx on Google Cloud shell
- helm repo add ingress-nginx https://kubernetes.github.io/ingress-nginx- helm install my-release ingress-nginx/ingress-nginx


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