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Version: v1.8

Deploy Container Image

In this section, we will introduce how to deploy a container-based application with KubeVela. The guide will run the whole process with UI console as it's quite the same with the quick start if you're using CLI.

Before starting

  • Containerize your business, you need a container image within your image registry that can be accessed by KubeVela.
  • Make sure you have VelaUX addon enabled.
    vela addon enable velaux

Creating an application

Enter the page of Application on the left, and click New Application to create. Pick your name, alias, and description; Select type of webservice; Decide your environment, Default environment is already available in the first place. You could also enter the page of Environments to set up new.

Click Next Step so to the configuration page. You need to set up the Image address and resources limit. If you want to set up a command for the image, open up the row CMD.

If you want to deploy the private image, please create the registry integration configuration. refer to: Image registry configuration

After inputting the Image address, the system will load the Image info from the registry. If the image belongs to the private image registry, the Secret field will be automatically assigned values.

You could refer to their information to configure the Service Ports and Persistent Storage.

set webservice application

Done by clicking Create and then we enter the management page.

Deploying the application

Click the Deploy button on the upper right and select a workflow. Note that each Environment of the application has its workflow. On the right of the Baseline Config tab is the environments. Check out the status of the environment and its instance information as you wish.

webservice application env page

When it has several targets in this environment, you may find them all in the Instances list. If you want to look at the process of application deployment, click Check the details to reveal.

In the Instances list, you may find some of them are in pending status. Click + in the beginning to figure out the reason in more detail.

Update image

After the first deployment, our business keeps evolving and the following updates come along.

Click Baseline Config and you can see the all components. Then click the component name and open the configuration page, you can update your latest requirements for image, version, and environment variable.

Update replicas

If your business requires more than one replica, enter the Properties page. By default, The component has a Set Replicas trait. Click it so that you can update the replicas.

set application replicas

Upgrading the application

By twos steps as above, it is still in a draft state, we need to click the deployment button again to complete the upgrade of the application.

Application recycling and deletion

If you need to delete the application after testing, you need to recycle all the deployed environments first. Click the environment name to enter the environment instance list, and click the Recycle button to recycle the deployment of the application in that environment. After it's done, the application in this environment rolls back as an undeployed one.

After all of the environments have been recycled, the application can be deleted. Currently, the entry for application deletion is on the application list page. Back to the application list page, mouse on the menu icon on the right side of the application name, and click the Remove option.

delete application

At this point, you have basically mastered the deployment method of Docker image.

You can refer to how to manage applications to learn the details about the UI console operations.

Deploy via CLI

You also can deploy the application via CLI.

cat <<EOF | vela up -f -
# YAML begins
kind: Application
name: webservice-app
- name: frontend
type: webservice
image: oamdev/testapp:v1
cmd: ["node", "server.js"]
- port: 8080
expose: true
exposeType: NodePort
cpu: "0.5"
memory: "512Mi"
- type: scaler
replicas: 1
# YAML ends

The application created by CLI will be synced to UI automatically.

You can also save the YAML file as webservice-app.yaml and use the vela up -f webservice-app.yaml command to deploy.

Next, check the deployment status of the application through vela status webservice-app


Name: test-app
Namespace: default
Created at: 2022-04-21 12:03:42 +0800 CST
Status: running



- Name: frontend
Cluster: local Namespace: default
Type: webservice
Healthy Ready:1/1
✅ scaler

Depending on how you install KubeVela, you can choose the way to access the endpoint.

You can access the endpoint by port-forward command:

vela port-forward webservice-app -n default 8080:8080

This command will open a browser automatically. Or you could access the endpoint by in your browser.

Now, you have finished learning the basic delivery for container images. Then, you could: