Custom Docker Build

By default, the Kubernetes configs point to the vitess/lite image on Docker Hub. This image is built periodically from the master branch on GitHub.

If you want to customize this image, you can build your own like this:

  1. Install Docker on your workstation.

    Our scripts also assume you can run the docker command without sudo, which you can do by setting up a docker group.

  2. Create an account on Docker Hub and then docker login to it.

  3. Go to your directory.

  4. Usually, you won't need to build your own bootstrap image unless you edit or vendor.json, for example to add new dependencies. If you do need it then build the bootstrap image, otherwise pull the image using one of the following commands depending on the MySQL flavor you want:

    vitess$ docker pull vitess/bootstrap:mysql57   # MySQL Community Edition 5.7
    vitess$ docker pull vitess/bootstrap:mysql56   # MySQL Community Edition 5.6
    vitess$ docker pull vitess/bootstrap:percona57 # Percona Server 5.7
    vitess$ docker pull vitess/bootstrap:percona   # Percona Server
    vitess$ docker pull vitess/bootstrap:mariadb   # MariaDB

    Note: If you have already downloaded the vitess/bootstrap:<flavor> image on your machine before then it could be old, which may cause build failures. So it would be a good idea to always execute this step.

  5. Build the vitess/lite[:<flavor>] image. This will build vitess/base[:<flavor>] image and run a script that extracts only the files needed to run Vitess (vitess/base contains everything needed for development work). You will be asked to authenticate with sudo, which is needed to fix up some file permissions.

    Choose one of the following commands (the command without suffix builds default image containing MySQL 5.7):

    vitess$ make docker_lite
    vitess$ make docker_lite_mysql56
    vitess$ make docker_lite_percona57
    vitess$ make docker_lite_percona
    vitess$ make docker_lite_mariadb
  6. Re-tag the image under your personal repository, then upload it.

    vitess$ docker tag -f vitess/lite yourname/vitess
    vitess$ docker push yourname/vitess

    Note: If you chose non-default flavor above then change vitess/lite in the above command to vitess/lite:<flavor>.

  7. Change the Kubernetes configs to point to your personal repository:

    vitess/examples/kubernetes$ sed -i -e 's,image: vitess/lite,image: yourname/vitess:latest,' *.yaml

    Adding the :latest label at the end of the image name tells Kubernetes to check for a newer image every time a pod is launched. When you push a new version of your image, any new pods will use it automatically without you having to clear the Kubernetes image cache.

    Once you've stabilized your image, you'll probably want to replace :latest with a specific label that you change each time you make a new build, so you can control when pods update.

  8. Launch Vitess on Kubernetes as usual.