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Deploying WordPress and MySQL to GKE

In this lab, we will create a reasonably complex application stack on Google Kubernetes Engine, creating deployments for WordPress and MySQL and utilizing persistent disks. To complete this lab, you should have some basic experience and familiarity with Google Cloud Platform and Google Kubernetes Engine.


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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Aug 06, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create the GKE Cluster and Storage Class

    1. Create a three-node GKE cluster using the n1-standard-1 instance type.
    2. Create a new storage class object to utilize SSD persistent disks. You can use the ssd-storageclass.yaml file in the supporting Git repo.
  2. Challenge

    Create Persistent Volumes

    1. Create persistent volume claims for MySQL and Wordpress. You can use the mysql-pvc.yaml and wordpress-pvc.yaml files in the supporting Git repo.
  3. Challenge

    Deploy MySQL

    1. Create a secret object called mysql to store the MySQL DB root password. If you are using the mysql-secret.yaml file in the GitHub repo, you should change the value of the password for security reasons. You will need to base64 encode a new value.

    2. Create the MySQL deployment. You can use the mysql-deployment.yaml file in the GitHub repo.

    3. Create the MySQL service. You can use the mysql-service.yaml file in the GitHub repo.

      echo -n mypassword | base64 -w 0
  4. Challenge

    Deploy WordPress

    1. Create the WordPress deployment. You can use the wordpress-deployment.yaml file in the GitHub repo.
    2. Create the WordPress service. You can use the wordpress-service.yaml file in the GitHub repo.

    It will take a few minutes for the GCP load balancer to assign a public IP address, after which you should be able to access the WordPress site by following the link from the Services & Ingress tab in the GKE section of the GCP console.

    You should then be able to access your new installation.

    Note: WordPress installations can be insecure, and you should not leave yours running for long before concluding and stopping this lab.

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