[BETA] Deploying to Rancher
WARNING! This is a new sub-generator, of BETA quality. Use it at your own risk! Feedback is highly welcome!
This sub-generator allows deployment of your JHipster application to Rancher.
- Cassandra and Mongo cluster are not supported for now.
You have to install:
You must have a Docker registry. If you don’t have one, you can use the official Docker Hub
Running the sub-generator
To generate config files for Rancher, run this command in a new folder:
Then answer all the questions to deploy your application.
Which type of application would you like to deploy?
Your type of application depends on whether you wish to deploy a microservices architecture or classical applications.
Enter the root directory where your applications are located
Enter the path.
Which applications do you want to include in your Rancher configuration?
Select your applications.
Do you want to setup monitoring for your applications ?
Deploy JHipster Console or Prometheus to do monitoring on your application
Enter the admin password used to secure the JHipster Registry admin
This question is only displayed if you choose microservices architecture.
Would you like to enable rancher load balancing support?
Activate Load balancing service on Rancher. It will only bind your gateway application and map port 80 to your gateway port (by default 8080).
What should we use for the base Docker repository name?
If you choose Docker Hub as main registry, it will be your Docker Hub login.
What command should we use for push Docker image to repository?
The default command to push to Docker Hub is
For example, if you use the Google Cloud to host your Docker images, it will be:
gcloud docker push
Updating your deployed application
Preparing a new deployment
When your application is already deployed, you can re-deploy it by building a new Docker image:
./mvnw package -Pprod -DskipTests jib:dockerBuild
Or when using gradle:
./gradlew -Pprod bootWar jibDockerBuild -x test
Pushing to your Docker registry (Docker Hub)
Tag locally your image:
docker tag application username/application
Push your image to Docker Hub:
docker push username/application
Generating your Rancher configuration
Create rancher folder on root folder
Go to it and generate yout rancher configuration
cd rancher jhipster rancher-compose
Follow instruction and answer all questions.
You will then have to new files
Use local configuration for Config server
On same folder as your rancher configuration you should have a directory with name
registry-config-sidekick when using a registry.
This sidekick allow you to use a local configuration file (located inside the directory) for the deployed config server instance compare to GIT method.
To use it, you need to build this image and deploy it to the same registry as your previous built image.
cd registry-config-sidekick docker build -t username/registry-config-sidekick . docker push username/registry-config-sidekick
Configuration files will be included into this image and then the Config Server instance will be able to map those files and use them.
Deploying to your Rancher server
Once all your images have been pushed into your registry, you will be able to create your Stack on your Rancher server and use both your docker-compose configuration and the rancher-compose one.
By default rancher-compose deploy only one instance of each service for performance purpose.