Installing Kubernetes on Centos 7/RHEL7 with kubeadm step by step.


Kubeadm is utility which is currently is in alpha which provides kubernetes very easily.


1. One or more physical and virtual machines running CentOS 7 or RHEL 7.
2. 1GB or more of RAM per machine .
3. Network connectivity between machines in the cluster.
4. Good internet connectivity.

Installation Steps:

Kindly follow below steps on on every nodes.

1.#setenforce 0
1. Set system hostname:
(You can change hostname according to you nodes.)
1.# hostnamectl set-hostname
2. Install and activate iptables and disbale firewalld (as kubernetes and docker uses iptables.)
01.# yum install iptables-services.x86_64 -y
02.# systemctl stop firewalld.service
03.# systemctl disable firewalld.service
04.# systemctl mask firewalld.service
05.# systemctl start iptables
06.# systemctl enable iptables
07.# systemctl unmask iptables
08.# iptables -F
09.# service iptables save
3. Install docker latest stable rpm provided by Docker.
1.# yum install -y yum-utils
3.# yum makecache fast
4.# yum install -y docker-engine
4. Inatll Kubernetes lates stable rpm provided kubernetes.
01.# cat < /etc/yum.repos.d/kubernetes.repo
12.# yum install -y docker kubelet kubeadm kubectl kubernetes-cni
5. Enable and start kubernetes and docker services.
1.# systemctl enable docker && systemctl start docker
2.# systemctl enable kubelet && systemctl start kubelet
6. Kindly follow below steps on Kubernetes master Host:
1.# kubeadm init –pod-network-cidr=
7. Below will be the output of kubeadm command:
01.[kubeadm] WARNING: kubeadm is in alpha, please do not use it for production clusters.
02.[preflight] Running pre-flight checks
03.[init] Using Kubernetes version: v1.5.2
04.[tokens] Generated token: "4e4f80.fb6c903e351fb64c"
05.[certificates] Generated Certificate Authority key and certificate.
06.[certificates] Generated API Server key and certificate
07.[certificates] Generated Service Account signing keys
08.[certificates] Created keys and certificates in "/etc/kubernetes/pki"
09.[kubeconfig] Wrote KubeConfig file to disk: "/etc/kubernetes/kubelet.conf"
10.[kubeconfig] Wrote KubeConfig file to disk: "/etc/kubernetes/admin.conf"
11.[apiclient] Created API client, waiting for the control plane to become ready
12.[apiclient] All control plane components are healthy after 550.795507seconds
13.[apiclient] Waiting for at least one node to register and become ready
14.[apiclient] First node is ready after 3.002701 seconds
15.[apiclient] Creating a test deployment
16.[apiclient] Test deployment succeeded
17.[token-discovery] Created the kube-discovery deployment, waiting for it to become ready
18.[token-discovery] kube-discovery is ready after 533.505279 seconds
19.[addons] Created essential addon: kube-proxy
20.[addons] Created essential addon: kube-dns
21.Your Kubernetes master has initialized successfully!
22.You should now deploy a pod network to the cluster.
23.Run "kubectl apply -f [podnetwork].yaml" with one of the options listed at:
25.You can now join any number of machines by running the following on each node:
26.kubeadm join --token=4e4f80.fb6c903e351fb64c

Above token is important as it will be used for joining outher nodes in cluster.

8. By default Kubernetes will not start pods on master nodes for security reason you can remove this security if you are going to use single node.
1.# kubectl taint nodes --all dedicated-
9. Run below command for flannel networking services:
1.# export ARCH=amd64
2.# curl -sSL "" | sed "s/amd64/${ARCH}/g" | kubectl create -f -
10. Now wait for some more minutes and check all pods status.
1.# kubectl get pods --all-namespaces



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