Installing NATS

Install NATS on the PI Cluster

Key Aspects

  • Install NATS as a CRD in Kubedge using Helm
  • Verify using simple pub/sub that the system is working
$ kubectl get crd
NAME                       CREATED AT       2018-11-11T23:26:59Z   2018-11-11T23:26:59Z

$ kubectl get all -n nats-io
NAME                                             READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
pod/nats-cluster-1                               1/1     Running   0          89m
pod/nats-cluster-2                               1/1     Running   0          89m
pod/nats-cluster-3                               1/1     Running   0          89m
pod/nats-nats-operator-arm32v7-9f66d65d6-dnp9p   1/1     Running   1          90m

NAME                        TYPE        CLUSTER-IP      EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)             AGE
service/nats-cluster        ClusterIP   <none>        4222/TCP            89m
service/nats-cluster-mgmt   ClusterIP   None            <none>        6222/TCP,8222/TCP   89m

NAME                                         DESIRED   CURRENT   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
deployment.apps/nats-nats-operator-arm32v7   1         1         1            1           90m

NAME                                                   DESIRED   CURRENT   READY   AGE
replicaset.apps/nats-nats-operator-arm32v7-9f66d65d6   1         1         1       90m

Deploy Using helm

helm repo add kubedge2 ""
helm repo update

Direct installation from the repo

If you feel lucky:

helm install --namespace nats-io --name nats kubedge2/nats-operator-arm32v7

Two steps installation from local

If you want to better understand the setup:

helm fetch kubedge2/nats-operator-arm32v7
tar xvf nats-operator-arm32v7-7.3.4.tgz
cd nats-operator-arm32v7/
kubectl create -f templates/customresourcedefinition.yaml
helm install --namespace nats-io --name nats .

Install a Subscriber

Use the subscriber help chart

helm install --name nats-sub kubedge1/nats-sub-arm32v7

Install a Publisher

Use the publisher helm chart

helm install --name nats-pub kubedge1/nats-pub-arm32v7

Check the messages flow

The messages published by the publisher are received in the subscriber

kubectl logs pod/nats-sub-kubesim-nats-sub-55d8d899b5-sfvlc kubesim-nats-sub-arm32v7

Listening on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]
[#1] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#2] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#3] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#4] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#5] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#6] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#7] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#8] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#9] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#10] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'
[#11] Received on [dockerfile-hardcoded-subject]: 'dockerfile-hardcoded-message'

Source Code

The images creation scripts are availble under:

The chart is available under:


Run the delete command

helm delete --purge nats

release "nats" deleted


We still have to be able to create the images automatically using .travis.yml