In our steps, we’ll create a two-node Yellowfin cluster, with each node allocated 6GB of RAM, with Traefik forwarding requests from port 80 (standard HTTP port) of your DNS hostname or IP address to Yellowfin instances.
When deploying Yellowfin with Traefik fronting it, the Yellowfin Kubernetes service will default to the “ClusterIP” service type in Kubernetes, so it will not expose any ports to the external interface of the Kubernetes cluster.
Before deploying a cluster with these defaults, make sure you have already created a repository database and synced it with the same version of Yellowfin that will be used in the Yellowfin container. To do this, download the full application installer for Yellowfin, and install it on your workstation. This will create a Yellowfin repo DB as well as an instance of Yellowfin in a folder which can be deleted after configuring the containers.
For a list of supported database types, see the database information on Install And Deploy Yellowfin.
To deploy a Yellowfin cluster, follow the steps below.
- Install the full application installer version of Yellowfin on your workstation (this is temporary to ensure the repo DB is available for the containers to use)
- Copy the web.xml file from this installation and save it as a backup to your preferred location (this acts as a reference for the Yellowfin credentials required to connect to your Yellowfin repo DB)
- Ensure Kubernetes is running and that Traefik has been installed
Copy the following text and paste it into your preferred text editor:
Read through the above text and replace the database connection settings with your own configuration details (these are located in the web.xml file of the Yellowfin installation)
In the text above, replace the text
INSERT_DNS_HOSTNAMEwith your own DNS name (or IP address) for Traefik to listen to, for routing requests to the Yellowfin instance. In the example below, we've added an example DNS name:
Save the text to a YAML file called yellowfin-cluster.yml
Run the following command in a terminal to deploy Yellowfin and execute it in the background:
Kubectl apply –f yellowfin-cluster.yml
Start Yellowfin by typing your host URL
Ensure that Yellowfin is running from your cluster and that you can login (this confirms that your login credentials are correct, so you can safely delete the workstation instance of Yellowfin)
Delete the workstation instance of Yellowfin by removing the folder
If you’re using AWS EKS, or having issues clustering your Yellowfin instances, merge the following environment variable CLUSTER_INTERFACE and value into the containers section of your Kubernetes deployment file:
Current topic - Install in a Container
The page is part of the Install in a Container topic contains the following pages, split by Docker and Kubernetes:
- Deploy to Docker without Swarm
- Deploy to Docker with Swarm
- Deploy to Kubernetes without load balancing
- Deploy to Kubernetes with Load Balancing
This page is part of the Install And Deploy Yellowfin section of the wiki, which has these topics:
Install in the Cloud
Install in a container