Spin Up Virtual Kubernetes Cluster with Postgres in 70 Seconds


Let’s create a Virtual Kubernetes cluster with Postgres installed in it in just 70 Seconds with Klusternetes(KNTS)

Introduction :


PostgreSQL is a powerful, open-source object-relational database system with over 35 years of active development that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, feature robustness, and performance.


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 Database section, and select Postgres. 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 the password of the PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL 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.

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.

Activate the cluster with those 3 commands from the download button.

Now check if your pods are up with this command

kubectl get pods

After your pods are up and running export your password and run a client for your Postgres by running these 2 commands.

export POSTGRES_PASSWORD=$(kubectl get secret --namespace default postgresql -o jsonpath="{.data.postgres-password}" | base64 -d)

kubectl run postgresql-client --rm --tty -i --restart='Never' --namespace default --image docker.io/bitnami/postgresql:15.1.0-debian-11-r12 --env="PGPASSWORD=$POSTGRES_PASSWORD" \
      --command -- psql --host postgresql -U postgres -d postgres -p 5432

Now you will be inside your client. Now you can run all the commands of Postgres like “\l” and “\c” etc.


So, that’s how you can spin up the PostgreSQL cluster within 70 seconds. Klusternetes also provide a lot of add-ons and is easy to understand.