Setup a Local Computer

In this module you prepare your local computer for the tutorial.

  1. On your local computer, locate the ${NAMESPACE}-user-config.yaml file you created earlier in the tutorial, where ${NAMESPACE} is the name of your namespace. For example tutorial-user-config.yaml.

  2. Install curl.

  3. Install Node.js.

  4. Install Docker.

  5. Install kubectl.

  6. Set the KUBECONFIG environment variable for the ${NAMESPACE}-user-config.yaml configuration file:

    $ export KUBECONFIG=./${NAMESPACE}-user-config.yaml
  7. Verify that the configuration took effect by printing the current namespace:

    $ kubectl config view -o jsonpath="{.contexts[?(\"$(kubectl config current-context)\")].context.namespace}"

    You should see the name of your namespace in the output.

  8. Download one of the Istio release archives and extract the istioctl command line tool from the bin directory, and verify that you can run istioctl with the following command:

    $ istioctl version
    version.BuildInfo{Version:"release-1.1-20190214-09-16", GitRevision:"6113e155ac85e2485e30dfea2b80fd97afd3130a", User:"root", Host:"4496ae63-3039-11e9-86e9-0a580a2c0304", GolangVersion:"go1.10.4", DockerHub:"", BuildStatus:"Clean", GitTag:"1.1.0-snapshot.6-6-g6113e15"}

Congratulations, you configured your local computer!

You are ready to run a single service locally.

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