Turandot Quickstart: Hello World
Note that this quickstart guide is intentionally simplified in that it does not support CSAR packages that include container images as artifacts. That feature is more complex to set up and is covered in a more advanced quickstart guide.
Start by cloning the Turandot git repository so that you’ll have access to all the example files and helper scripts:
git clone https://github.com/tliron/turandot.git cd turandot
If you prefer to read code rather than prose, check out the
where we have scripts that do much of what is explained here.
Download the binary release of Turandot.
Specifically you’ll need the
turandot CLI utility (it’s a self-contained executable).
We’ll also need the
puccini-csar CLI utility from Puccini
in order to package our CSAR. It’s generally useful to have Puccini available in
order to validate and otherwise work with your TOSCA and CSAR.
A few other tools used by the scripts:
To get started with Turandot you need
kubectl access to a working Kubernetes
For development work, Minikube is a quick way to get started. Just make sure to start Minikube with its registry add-on enabled:
minikube start --addons=registry ...
turandot utility uses the same local configuration you have for
kubectl, and like
kubectl they can accept a
--namespace argument for selecting the namespace in which to
work. To make commands more succinct in this guide let’s set a default namespace:
kubectl create namespace workspace kubectl config set-context --current --namespace=workspace
Installing the Operator
Here we’re giving this cluster the “central” site identifier. This will be used for multi-cluster policy-based TOSCA service composition:
turandot operator install --site=central --wait -v
Note the operator’s container image is downloaded from Docker Hub. Here is a direct link.
--wait flag tells the command to block until the operator is running
-v flag adds more verbosity so you can see what the command is
doing. (You can use
-vv for even more verbosity.)
Building the “Hello World” CSAR
Let’s use the included Hello World example, which is based on this Kubernetes demo.
You’ll use the build-csar script to package the TOSCA topology template, profiles, and artifacts into a CSAR:
The CSAR file should now sit in the “dist” directory.
Deploying “Hello World”
You can now deploy the CSAR to your cluster:
turandot service deploy hello-world --file=dist/hello-world.csar -v
Follow the logs to see what Turandot is doing:
turandot operator logs --follow
To list all deployed services:
turandot service list
Note that the “Hello World” example includes a LoadBalancer Kubernetes service that would
allow you to access its web page from outside the cluster. If your cluster is not configured
with LoadBalancer support then, even when successfully
deployed, the service will never get an IP address, and the TOSCA “url”
output for your “Hello World” service will show
If you’re using Minikube, it comes with a primitive ingress solution based on ssh tunneling that can be useful for testing. To run it (it’s blocking, so you might want to do it in a separate terminal session):
Once the tunnel is up, the LoadBalancer should get its IP address, and Turandot would soon update the “url” output with the correct URL. You can then use curl or a web browser to access it:
xdg-open $(turandot service output hello-world url)