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Example: Kubernetes with KinD

You may need to access Kubernetes within your build. KinD is a popular option, and easy to run in an action.

Certified for:

  • x86_64
  • arm64 including Raspberry Pi 4

Use a private repository if you're not using actuated yet

GitHub recommends using a private repository with self-hosted runners because changes can be left over from a previous run, even when using Actions Runtime Controller. Actuated uses an ephemeral VM with an immutable image, so can be used on both public and private repos. Learn why in the FAQ.

Try out the action on your agent

Create a new file at: .github/workspaces/build.yml and commit it to the repository.

Note that it's important to make sure Kubernetes is responsive before performing any commands like running a Pod or installing a helm chart.

name: build

on: push
    runs-on: actuated
      - uses: actions/checkout@master
          fetch-depth: 1
      - name: get arkade
        uses: alexellis/setup-arkade@v1
      - name: get kubectl and kubectl
        uses: alexellis/arkade-get@master
          kubectl: latest
          kind: latest
      - name: Create a KinD cluster
        run: |
          mkdir -p $HOME/.kube/
          kind create cluster --wait 300s
      - name: Wait until CoreDNS is ready
        run: |
          kubectl rollout status deploy/coredns -n kube-system --timeout=300s
      - name: Explore nodes
        run: kubectl get nodes -o wide
      - name: Explore pods
        run: kubectl get pod -A -o wide
      - name: Show kubelet logs
        run: docker exec kind-control-plane journalctl -u kubelet

To run this on ARM64, just change the actuated label to actuated-aarch64.