Micro learning fundamentals covers tools and knowledge that help you in developing applications for Kubernetes. In this lesson, we’re covering Multipass. A tool to run and launch Ubuntu VMs in seconds.
Micro learning fundamentals covers tools and knowledge that help you in developing applications for Kubernetes.
In this lesson, we’re covering Multipass. A tool to run and launch Ubuntu VMs in seconds.
Developed by the publishers of Ubuntu, Multipass is a light and fast way to spin up a Linux VM.
Unlike other all-in-one distributions like minikube, Multipass allows us to install a completely self-contained Kubernetes cluster locally. This is useful when working with multiple Kubernetes clusters to prevent overriding your existing Kubernetes configurations.
BARE METAL HYPERVISOR
In addition, Multipass uses a bare metal hypervisor that allows you to run directly on your computer’s hardware rather than being managed by your OS. The only way to gain faster performance is to install Kubernetes directly on a Linux kernel.
Let’s start by installing Multipass.
Next, let’s get familiar with some of the commands. These are the most useful for working with Entando including stopping, starting, and shelling into the VM where we’ve installed the Kubernetes cluster.
multipass launch --name foo
multipass stop foo
multipass start foo
This command is particularly helpful to run commands in your Linux VM like watching pods and running Kubernetes commands.
multipass shell foo
multipass delete foo
In the next lesson, we’ll use the quickstart command to set up our own Entando instance on Kubernetes.
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