Let’s create a Virtual Kubernetes cluster with Nexus installed in it in 7 minutes with Klusternetes(KNTS)
Nexus Repository OSS is an open-source repository that supports many artifact formats, including Docker, Java, and npm. With the Nexus tool integration, pipelines in your toolchain can publish and retrieve versioned apps and their dependencies by using central repositories that are accessible from other environments.
Klusternetes is a platform that allows you to create a Kubernetes cluster in a few seconds. It also provides some of the leading DevOps tools as add-ons while creating your Cluster and provides a Service URL for add-ons that have UI.
Login to the klusternetes App. If you don’t have an account in the Klusternetes app check here to create one
Click on “Add cluster” in the top right corner which will lead you to a cluster creation page. Fill in the necessary fields and select a medium cluster and click next.
It will lead you to the Features page, go to the Storage section, and select Nexus. Here comes the best feature of Klusternetes, we can edit the configuration of the add-ons. So, now click on “Edit configuration”
Here you can change a few configurations of the Nexus application or if you want to edit more configurations you can click on Edit YAML at the top and can edit the field which you want.
After editing the config as you want click on the “Save configuration” button and then click on the “Submit” Button.
That’s it, you created a Klusternetes cluster with Nexus installed in it. Now you can download the kubeconfig of the cluster by clicking on the download button. It will show you the command’s to download.
You can get the download option even on your cluster list page. Click on “Done”. Now you will be on the main page of your account. Here is the list of clusters that you created and information about your cluster. You can even see the “Service URL”.
Click on the “+” icon near your cluster, you can see two columns one is for an overview of the cluster and the other is for Add-on. you can get the Service URL in Add ons column.
So, that’s how you can spin up the Nexus cluster within 7 Minutes. Klusternetes also provide a lot of add-ons and is easy to understand.