Additional Applications and Jobs


Lightbend Orchestration is no longer actively developed and will reach its End of Life on April 15, 2020.

We recommend Migrating to the Improved Kubernetes Deployment Experience.

You can declare additional applications inside your Docker image. An application is a name and a sequence of arguments that should be executed for the application. An operator can then generate alternative resources using rp by simply declaring the application name.

On Kubernetes, this is complemented by the support for generating Job resources. For example, the following configuration would result in the main method defined by App being run by default. However, the operator can invoke rp generate-kubernetes-resources --application my-job to generate resources for the defined application instead.

Given the following build configuration:

mainClass in Compile := Some("com.example.App")

applications += "my-job" -> Vector("bin/myjob")

And, given the following main classes:

package com.example

object App {
  def main(args: Array[String]): Unit = { ... }

object MyJob {
  def main(args: Array[String]): Unit = { ... }

An operator can generate resources for App by using the --application flag. Additionally, the --pod-controller-type flag is provided to allow a Job to be generated instead of a Deployment.

# Creates a Deployment that runs App
rp generate-kubernetes-resources my-org/my-app:0.1.0

# Creates a Job that runs MyJob
rp generate-kubernetes-resources my-org/my-app:0.1.0 \
  --application my-job \
  --pod-controller-type job