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Simloud connect to K8s and AWS services

  1. Install and enable Docker in your local computer.
  2. Install and configure AWS CLI in your local computer.
  3. Configure aws cli user in your local directory.
  4. Create a new cloud user in your Simloud account:

  1. Add this user to your cloud account and press the save button:

  1. Go to the deployment which is configured with this cloud account and press the button "Connect K8s" and follow the instructions:

How to connect K8s#

  1. Make sure that your AWS CLI credentials are intalled on your local computer.

  2. Enable Docker in your local computer.

  3. Copy the following docker commands and run it locally:


    docker run --rm -ti -v %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/.kube:/root/.kube -v %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/.ssh:/root/.ssh -v %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/.aws:/root/.aws -v %CD%:/code simloud/aws-tools:1.1.28 /bin/bash


    docker run --rm -ti -v $HOME/.kube:/root/.kube -v $HOME/.ssh:/root/.ssh -v $HOME/.aws:/root/.aws -v $(pwd):/code simloud/aws-tools:1.1.28 /bin/bash
  4. Copy assume role and run it inside your docker.


    Connect string will be generated after deployment creation.

  5. Copy file from/to docker (Optional)


    docker cp simloud:tmp/yourfile /tmp/yourfile


    docker cp /tmp/yourfile simloud:tmp/yourfile

How to access jenkins/grafana/k8s-dashboarf#

Open deployment menu and choose the service:

  1. Jenkins - admin / LA#$4zUFl%Xk9!WM

  2. monitoring (grafana) - admin / password


    kubectl get secret --namespace kube-system grafana -o jsonpath="{.data.admin-password}" | base64 -d ; echo
  3. vault (Hashicorp vault) - token


    kubectl get secret --namespace kube-system vault-root-token -o jsonpath="{.data.root_token}" | base64 -d ; echo
  4. K8s dashboard - click on the CPU/Memory graph

Use token.


kubectl get secret -n kube-system $(kubectl get secret -n kube-system | grep dashboard-token | awk '{ print $1 }') -o jsonpath="{.data.token}" | base64 -d ; echo

How to access AWS services - Cloudwatch logs/System manager#

  1. Login to your aws console.
  2. Click the relevant button on Simloud UI

  1. System manager:

    • Allows you to ssh to the k8s worker nodes.
    • Once you select this option this service will be opened in your AWS console.
    • It will display the list of available worker nodes.
    • Please select the worker node you would like to connect.
  2. Cloudwatch logs:

    • Allows you to connect to Cloudwatch insight to perform centralized log query.
    • Simloud sends all k8s traffic to AWS Cloudwatch log groups - both application and cluster level.
    • In addition lambda functions are sending logs to AWS Cloudwatch log group.
    • Once you press the Cloudwatch logs button this service will be opened in your AWS console with the relevant log groups already selected.
    • Please perform the log query according to AWS insight syntax.
  3. SSH to pod

    • Get list of pods:

      kubectl get pod
    • Connect to pods:

      kubectl exec --stdin --tty pod-xx -- /bin/sh
      kubectl exec --stdin --tty pod-xx -- /bin/bash
    • Mount a folder to the local docker linux/mac:

      docker run --rm -ti -v $HOME/Downloads:/tmp -v $HOME/.kube:/root/.kube -v $HOME/.ssh:/root/.ssh -v $HOME/.aws:/root/.aws -v $(pwd):/code /bin/bash
    • Mount a folder to the local docker windows:

      docker run --rm -ti -v %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/.kube:root/.kube -v %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/.ssh:/root/.ssh -v %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/.aws:/root/.aws -v %CD%:/code simloud/aws-tools:1.1.26 /bin/bash
    • Copy to pod from local docker

      kubectl cp file pod-xx:/service/srv/tmp