Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Deploy Springboot Microservices App into Amazon EKS Cluster using Jenkins Pipeline | Containerize Springboot App and Deploy into EKS Cluster using Jenkins Pipeline

We will learn how to automate Docker builds using Jenkins pipelines and Deploy into AWS EKS - Kubernetes Cluster with help of Kubernetes Continuous Deploy plug-in.

We will use Springboot Microservices based Java application. I have already created a repo with source code + Dockerfile. The repo also have Jenkinsfile for automating the following:

- Automating builds using Jenkins
- Automating Docker image creation
- Automating Docker image upload into Docker Hub
- Automating Deployments to Kubernetes Cluster

Please watch the above steps in YouTube channel:
1. Amazon EKS Cluster is setup and running. Click here to learn how to create Amazon EKS cluster.
3. Setup Jenkins slave, install docker in it.
4. Docker, Docker pipeline and Kubernetes Continuous Deploy plug-ins are installed in Jenkins

5. Docker hub account setup in https://cloud.docker.com
6. Install kubectl on your instance

Step #1 -Make sure Jenkins can run Docker builds after validating per pre-requisites

Step #2 - Create Credentials for Docker Hub
Go to Jenkins UI, click on Credentials -->

Click on Global credentials
Click on Add Credentials

Now Create an entry for your Docker Hub account. Make sure you enter the ID as dockerhub

Step #3 - Create Credentials for Kubernetes Cluster
Click on Add Credentials, use Kubernetes configuration from drop down.

execute the below command to get kubeconfig info, copy the entire content of the file:
sudo cat ~/.kube/config

Enter ID as K8S and choose enter directly and paste the above file content and save.

Step # 4 - Create Maven3 variable under Global tool configuration in Jenkins

Make sure you create Maven3 variable under Global tool configuration.
Step #5 - set a clusterrole as cluster-admin

By default, clusterrolebinding has system:anonymous set which blocks the cluster access. Execute the following command to set a clusterrole as cluster-admin which will give you the required access.

kubectl create clusterrolebinding cluster-system-anonymous --clusterrole=cluster-admin --user=system:anonymous

Step # 6 - Create a pipeline in Jenkins
Create a new pipeline job.

Step # 7-  Copy the pipeline code from below
Make sure you change red highlighted values below as per your settings:
Your docker user id should be updated.
your registry credentials ID from Jenkins from step # 1 should be copied

node ("slave") {
  def image
  def mvnHome = tool 'Maven3'
     stage ('checkout') {
        checkout([$class: 'GitSCM', branches: [[name: '*/master']], doGenerateSubmoduleConfigurations: false, extensions: [], submoduleCfg: [], userRemoteConfigs: [[credentialsId: '', url: 'https://bitbucket.org/ananthkannan/myawesomeangularapprepo/']]])      
    stage ('Build') {
            sh 'mvn -f MyAwesomeApp/pom.xml clean install'           
    stage ('Docker Build') {
         // Build and push image with Jenkins' docker-plugin
            withDockerRegistry([credentialsId: "dockerhub", url: "https://index.docker.io/v1/"]) {
            image = docker.build("akdevopscoaching/mywebapp", "MyAwesomeApp")

      stage ('K8S Deploy') {
                    configs: 'MyAwesomeApp/springboot-lb.yaml',
                    kubeconfigId: 'K8S',
                    enableConfigSubstitution: true

Step # 8 - Build the pipeline
Once you create the pipeline and changes values per your Docker user id and credentials ID, click on 

Step # 9 - Verify deployments to K8S

kubectl get pods

kubectl get deployments

kubectl get services

Steps # 10 - Access SpringBoot App in K8S cluster
Once build is successful, go to browser and enter master or worker node public ip address along with port number mentioned above

You should see page like below:


  1. Hi,

    I am thoroughly follow this blog and remain able to push my docker image in public repository on docker hub. But I am facing following error with 'K8S Deploy' stage-
    ERROR: java.lang.IllegalStateException: No Matching configuration files found for SampleApplication/deployment.yaml

    While this file is already there. Could you please help me on this on urgent basis.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. I am facing the same error , Can I have the solution for that.
      Its bit urgent

    2. downgrade the kubernetes-cd plugin to 1.0.0 version it will work it worked for me

  2. One Update-

    I am running jenkins on one ec2 machine and setup eks cluster on another ec2 instance. Not sure if its making any issue.

  3. Hi There,

    I've been following your CI/CD Jenkins with kubernetes which is much knowledgeable content. I have started executing the steps one by one as you said but now I can't able to create RSA Private key as ssh-keygen has been upgraded, because of that I can't enable the master-slave setup in it.

    Please guide me on the right way to enable this setup. Thanks in advance.

  4. It's breaking with error like below

    ERROR: ERROR: Can't construct a java object for tag:yaml.org,2002:io.kubernetes.client.openapi.models.V1Deployment; exception=Class not found: io.kubernetes.client.openapi.models.V1Deployment
    in 'reader', line 1, column 1:

    Please asking to downgrade the jenkins plugins at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/62688901/class-not-found-io-kubernetes-client-openapi-models-v1service

    Any other quick fix for this ?

  5. Thanks for detailed explanation , i couldnt find this kubernetes config file plugin now, what are the other options