We assume that you have installed Minikube on your machine and you can access the cluster with kubectl. Please start Minikube cluster if not already running. To install Twister2 on a regular Kubernetes cluster, please follow the steps at: Installing Twister2 on Kubernetes
Here are the things that you need to do to run Twister2 jobs on Minikube:
- Authorization of Pods: This is a required step to run any Twister2 job on Kubernetes clusters.
- Deploying Twister2 Dashboard: This is a recommended step to monitor Twister2 jobs on Kubernetes clusters.
- Persistent Storage Settings: This is optional. You can set up persistent storage only if you want to use.
Requirement: We have tested Twister2 on Minikube 1.5.0 with VirtualBox 6.0.
Authorization of Pods
Authorization of Pods is the same in Minikube and in regular Kubernetes clusters.
If you are going to use the default namespace, then execute the following command:
$ kubectl create -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DSC-SPIDAL/twister2/master/twister2/config/src/yaml/conf/kubernetes/deployment/twister2-auth.yaml
If you are not going to use the default namespace, download the above yaml file, change the namespace field value to a namespace value that your users will use to submit Twister2 jobs. Then, execute the following command:
$ kubectl create -f /path/to/file/twister2-auth.yaml
Deploying Twister2 Dashboard
Twister2 Dashboard enables users to monitor their jobs through a web browser. Installing this dashboard is not mandatory for running Twister2 jobs. A single instance of the Dashboard is deployed to monitor all jobs.
If you are using default namespace, then you can deploy Twister Dashboard as:
$ kubectl create -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/DSC-SPIDAL/twister2/master/twister2/config/src/yaml/conf/kubernetes/deployment/twister2-dashboard-wo-ps.yaml
If you are using another namespace, or would like to change a parameter of Dashboard, then you can download this file, change the desired parameter value and execute the create command on the modified file.
You can access Twister2 Dashboard through your web browser.
But, first you must start the proxy with the command:
$ kubectl proxy
Then, access Twister2 Dashboard at the following URL:
If you are using a namespace other than the default, change namespace value in above URL. Replace "default" with your namespace.
If you are already running Kubernetes Dashboard with "minikube dashboard" command, it also starts a proxy. Therefore, instead of starting a separate proxy with "kubectl proxy", you can use that proxy. But, that proxy runs in another dynamically assigned port. You must replace the port number 8001 in the above URL with the port number of that proxy. You can get the port number from Kubernetes Dashboard url in your browser.
Persistent Storage Settings
Minikube comes with a default Persistent Storage Provisioner. Twister2 can use this provisioner to save job data.
The storageClass name of this default provisioner is "standard". You need to update the value of following parameter in conf/kubernetes/resource.yaml as standard:
kubernetes.persistent.storage.class = "standard"
If you are using another Persistent Storage Provisioner, please set your storageClass name as the value of above parameter.
Default Minikube provisioner creates a separate directory for each Twister2 job. Main directory for the provisioner under the VirtualBox machine is:
To check the content of this directory, first ssh into the virtualbox machine, then go to this directory:
minikube ssh cd /tmp/hostpath-provisioner/
You will see a directory created for each running twister2 job. The directory name should be something like: pvc-1e2faca6-2c62-415a-a7ea-88db4b1caa8a
When the job completes and its resources deleted, this directory will also be deleted.
Modifying Twister2 Core Components
If you want to modify Twister2 core components, you need to build Twister2 Docker image. Please consult Building Docker Image for Kubernetes