KubeRig + Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

As promised earlier GKE support was next on my todo and today it is ready.

From version 0.0.29 on KubeRig makes it super easy to start using a Google Kubernetes Engine cluster.

KubeRig project setup

In case you want to jump right in you can download or clone the kuberig-empty repository.

In case KubeRig is new for you or you want to know the details about the project setup. Please read this first.

Create a GKE cluster

To create a kubernets cluster we can use the gcloud command line tool.

I am only specifying the zone, there are many options please consult the documentation for more information.

gcloud container clusters create kuberig-gke --zone europe-west1-b

After a couple of minutes the cluster is up and running and your kubectl context will be updated to the newly created cluster.

Initialize the KubeRig environment

As was already possible for DOKS clusters. We can now use the initEnvironment task to initialize a KubeRig environment based on the kubectl config for GKE clusters.

With the following command we create an environment called dev based on the current kubectl context.

$./gradlew initEnvironment --currentKubectlContext --name dev

The --currentKubectlContext flag is key.

For details about the initEnvironment task please visit the initEnvironment task page.

After the command completes you can start coding resources and execute the deployDevEnvironment task to deploy them.


The --currentKubectlContext flag of the initEnvironment task is still brand new (available from KubeRig version 0.0.27).

For limitations about the initEnvironment task please visit the initEnvironment task page.

In case you run into problems please create an issue on github or jump in and create a pull-request.

What is next?

A post about how KubeRig supports safe handling of secrets is long overdue.

Stay tuned and happy resource coding!