Deploying Scala Microservices Application on Kubernetes -  XenonStack


Running Containers at any real-world scale requires container orchestration, and scheduling platform like Docker SwarmApache MesosAWS ECS but the most popular out of it is Kubernetes. Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment and management of containerised applications.

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In this post, We’ll share the process how you can Develop and Deploy Microservices based PHP Laravel Application on the Container Environment – Docker and Kubernetes and adopt DevOps in existing PHP Applications.

Prerequisites For Deploying Laravel Application on Kubernetes

To follow this guide you need –

  • Kubernetes

It is an open source platform that automates container operations, and Minikube is best for testing Kubernetes.

  • Kubectl

Kubectl is command line interface to manage Kubernetes cluster either remotely or locally. To configure kubectl on your machine follow this link.

  • Shared Persistent Storage

Shared Persistent Storage is permanent storage that we can attach to the Kubernetes container so that we don`t lose our data even when container dies. We will be using GlusterFS as the persistent data store for Kubernetes container applications.

  • Scala Application Source Code

Scala Application Source Code is source code that we want to run inside a Kubernetes container.

  • DockerFile

Dockerfile contains a bunch of commands to build PHP Laravel application.

  • Container Registry

The Registry is an online image store for container images.

Below mentioned options are few most popular registries.

Writing a Dockerfile

At the time of writing this blog, I haven`t got any official image of Scala sbt so I decided to build a base image for Scala sbt. In this image, we are using OpenJDK 8 as a development environment and Scala sbt 0.13.

FROM openjdk: 8
RUN apt - get update\ && apt - get install apt - transport - https - y
RUN echo "deb /" | tee - a / etc / apt / sources.list.d / sbt.list\ && apt - key adv--keyserver hkp: // --recv 2EE0EA64E40A89B84B2DF73499E82A75642AC823 \
 && apt - get update\ && apt - get install sbt - y\ && rm - rf /
 var / lib / apt / lists /*

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Building Scala Base Image

The Below mentioned command will build your scala base container image.

$ docker build -t scala-sbt:0.13

Dockerfile (Application)

As Scala sbt don’t have any official image of Docker container so we will be using above created image of Scala sbt as a base image for Scala applications.

FROM scala - sbt: 0.13


# Creating Home Directory in container
RUN mkdir - p / usr / src / app

# Setting Home Directory
WORKDIR / usr / src / app

# Copying src code to Container
COPY. / usr / src / app

# Compiling Scala Code
RUN sbt compile

# Exposing Port

# Running Scala Application
CMD["sbt", "run"]

Building Scala Application Image

The below-mentioned command will build your application container image.

$ docker build -t <name application="" of="" scala="" your="">:<version application="" of="">

Publishing Scala Application Container Image

Now we publish our Scala application container image on Private Docker Registry.

  • Login to Container Registry

$ docker login < dns link of private container registry >
 Username: xxxx
Password: xxxxx
  • Retag Container Images

$ docker tag <name application="" of="" your="">:<version application="" of="" your=""> <privater name="" registry="">/<name of="" repository="" your="">:<version application="" of="" your="">
  • Push Application container Images

$ docker push &amp;lt; privater registry name &amp;gt; /&lt;name of="" repository="" your=""&gt;:&lt;version application="" of="" your=""&gt;

Reference Link for Pull and Push to docker registry.

Similarly, we can push or pull any container image to any of below-mentioned container registry like Docker Hub, AWS ECR, Private Docker Registry, Google Container Registry etc.

Creating Deployment files for Kubernetes

Deploying application on kubernetes with ease using deployment and service files either in JSON or YAML format.

  • Deployment File

Following Content is for “<name of application>.deployment.yml” file of python container application.

apiVersion: extensions / v1beta1
kind: Deployment
 name: < name of application >
 namespace: < namespace of Kubernetes >
 replicas: < number of application pods >
 k8s - app: < name of application >
 -name: < name of application >
 image: < image name > : < version tag >
 imagePullPolicy: "IfNotPresent"
 -containerPort: 9000
  • Service File

Following Content is for “<name of application>.service.yml” file of python container application.

apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
 k8s - app: < name of application >
 name: < name of application >
 namespace: < namespace of Kubernetes >
 type: NodePort
 -port: 9000
 k8s - app: < name of application >

Deploying Scala Application on Kubernetes

Scala Container Application can be deployed either by kubernetes Dashboard or Kubectl (Command line).

I`m explaining command line that you can use in production kubernetes cluster.

$ kubectl create -f <name application="" of="">.deployment.yml
$ kubectl create -f <name application="" of="">.service.yml

Now we have successfully deployed Scala Application on Kubernetes.


We can verify application deployment either by using Kubectl or Kubernetes Dashboard.

Below mentioned command will show you running pods of your application with status running/terminated/stop/created.

$ kubectl get po --namespace=<namespace kubernetes="" of=""> | grep <application name="">

Result of above command

Result of Deploying Scala on Kubernetes


Get the External Node Port using the below mentioned command.External Node Port is in the range from 30000 to 65000.

$ kubectl get svc--namespace = < namespace of kubernetes > | grep < application name >

Launch web Browser and open any of the below-mentioned URLs.

  • http://<kubernetes master ip address >: <application service port number>
  • http://<cluster ip address >: <application port number>

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  • Check Status of Pods.
  • Check Logs of Pods/Containers.
  • Check Service Port Status.
  • Check requirements/dependencies of application.

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