Lightbend Console requires the following:
- A working Kubernetes environment. For development, you can run the console locally on Minikube or Minishift.
- Helm, a package manager for Kubernetes. Packages in Helm are called charts. Lightbend Console is provided as a Helm 2.x chart. Note that even if your organization does not allow you to install Tiller, the Helm server, you can just install the Helm client to use Lightbend Console.
- Lightbend commercial credentials are required to pull the Console Docker images.
With the prerequisites set up and a live Kubernetes cluster, the basic steps to get the Console running include:
- Supplying your Lightbend credentials.
- Downloading and running the Console install script.
In a local development environment, it is simple to access the Console after performing the basic steps. In a distributed environment, such as for staging or production, an administrator might need to enable access for the Console. Other tasks that will be important in production, such as setting up persistent storage for the Console and enabling alerts are optional during development.
The Install Guide covers the following topics: