Deploying a Retro Arcade
In previous tutorials, we learned how to create a package, initialize a cluster, and deploy a package. In this tutorial, we will leverage all that past work and deploy a fun application onto your cluster.
- You'll need an internet connection to grab the Zarf Package for the games example.
Before beginning this tutorial you will need the following:
- The Zarf repository cloned: (git clone instructions)
- Zarf binary installed on your $PATH: (Installing Zarf)
- An initialized cluster
Deploying the Arcade
dos-gamespackage is easily deployable via
zarf package deploy oci://ghcr.io/defenseunicorns/packages/dos-games:1.0.0-$(uname -m) --key=https://zarf.dev/cosign.pub.
You can publish your own packages for deployment too via
oci://. See the Store and Deploy Packages with OCI tutorial for more information.
- If you did not use the
--confirmflag to automatically confirm that you want to deploy this package, press
yfor yes. Then hit the
Connecting to the Games
When the games package finishes deploying, you should get an output that lists a couple of new commands that you can use to connect to the games. These new commands were defined by the creators of the games package to make it easier to access the games. By typing the new command, your browser should automatically open up and connect to the application we just deployed into the cluster, using the
zarf connect command.
If your browser doesn't automatically open up, you can manually go to your browser and copy the IP address that the command printed out into the URL bar.
zarf connect games will continue running in the background until you close the connection by pressing the
ctrl + c (
control + c on a mac) in your terminal to terminate the process.
- Use the
zarf package listcommand to get a list of the installed packages. This will give you the name of the games package to remove it.
- Use the
zarf package removecommand to remove the
dos-gamespackage. Don't forget the
--confirmflag. Otherwise you'll receive an error.
- You can also use the
zarf package removecommand with the zarf package file, to remove the package. Again don't forget the
The dos-games package has now been removed from your cluster.
Unable to connect to the Kubernetes cluster
If you receive this error, either you don't have a Kubernetes cluster, your cluster is down, or your cluster is unreachable.
- Check your kubectl configuration, then try again. For more information about kubectl configuration see Configure Access to Multiple Clusters from the Kubernetes documentation.
If you need to setup a cluster, you can perform the following.
- Deploy a Kubernetes cluster with the Creating a K8s Cluster with Zarf tutorial.
- Perform the Initialize a cluster tutorial.
After that you can try deploying the package again.
Secrets "zarf-state" not found
If you receive this error when zarf is attempting to deploy the
BASELINE COMPONENT, this means you have not initialized the kubernetes cluster. This is one of the prerequisites for this tutorial. Perform the Initialize a cluster tutorial, then try again.
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