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Docker registry

This example demonstrates how to deploy a docker registry in the cluster and configure Ingress enable access from Internet

Deployment

First we deploy the docker registry in the cluster:

kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kubernetes/ingress-nginx/master/docs/examples/docker-registry/deployment.yaml

Important

DO NOT RUN THIS IN PRODUCTION

This deployment uses emptyDir in the volumeMount which means the contents of the registry will be deleted when the pod dies.

The next required step is creation of the ingress rules. To do this we have two options: with and without TLS

Without TLS

Download and edit the yaml deployment replacing registry.<your domain> with a valid DNS name pointing to the ingress controller:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kubernetes/ingress-nginx/master/docs/examples/docker-registry/ingress-without-tls.yaml

Important

Running a docker registry without TLS requires we configure our local docker daemon with the insecure registry flag.

Please check deploy a plain http registry

With TLS

Download and edit the yaml deployment replacing registry.<your domain> with a valid DNS name pointing to the ingress controller:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kubernetes/ingress-nginx/master/docs/examples/docker-registry/ingress-with-tls.yaml

Deploy kube lego use Let's Encrypt certificates or edit the ingress rule to use a secret with an existing SSL certificate.

Testing

To test the registry is working correctly we download a known image from docker hub, create a tag pointing to the new registry and upload the image:

docker pull ubuntu:16.04
docker tag ubuntu:16.04 `registry.<your domain>/ubuntu:16.04`
docker push `registry.<your domain>/ubuntu:16.04`

Please replace registry.<your domain> with your domain.