Integration with Submariner

Combinations of submariner and clusternet will securely connect workloads across member clusters

Submariner connects multiple Kubernetes clusters in a way that is secure and performant. Submariner flattens the networks between the connected clusters, and enables IP reachability between Pods and Services. Submariner also provides, via Lighthouse, service discovery capabilities. The service discovery model is built using the proposed Kubernetes Multi Cluster Services.

This page shows how to integrate submariner with clusternet.

Deploy Clusternet

Just follow Installation. Ensure that at least two member clusters are joined to parent cluster.

In this example, we have joined two member clusters:

root@parent-cluster-1:~# kubectl get -A
NAMESPACE          NAME                       CLUSTER ID                             SYNC MODE   KUBERNETES   STATUS   AGE
clusternet-84jcj   clusternet-cluster-n6s2d   28f1a2fa-6bf0-4bd9-81ca-1c404088de36   Dual        v1.21.1      True     5d2h
clusternet-tp6nb   clusternet-cluster-dd87p   bcb23eca-9945-4faa-a026-bb38ef66b818   Dual        v1.26.3      True     4d19h

Deploy Submariner

The recommended deployment method is subctl according to submariner official deployment documentation.

use parent-cluster as broker

root@parent-cluster-1:~# subctl deploy-broker --kubeconfig ~/.kube/config

join cluster1 and cluster2 to broker

root@cluster1-1:~# subctl join --kubeconfig ~/.kube/config broker-info.subm --clusterid cluster1
root@cluster2-1:~# subctl join --kubeconfig ~/.kube/config broker-info.subm --clusterid cluster2

status check

root@parent-cluster-1:~# kubectl get -n submariner-k8s-broker
NAME       AGE
cluster1   4d19h
cluster2   4d19h
root@parent-cluster-1:~# kubectl get -n submariner-k8s-broker
NAME                                              AGE
cluster1-submariner-cable-cluster1-192-168-1-73   4d19h
cluster2-submariner-cable-cluster2-192-168-1-36   4d19h

Deploying Applications to Multiple Clusters

Just follow Deploying Applications to Multiple Clusters with Replication Scheduling. We need to deploy the application on cluster1 for discovery.

Export Service in Cluster1

root@cluster1-1:~# subctl export service --namespace foo my-nginx-svc

Network Connect Test from Cluster2

root@cluster2-1:~# kubectl run -n nginx-test tmp-shell --rm -i --tty --image -- /bin/bash
If you don't see a command prompt, try pressing enter.
bash-5.0# curl
<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Welcome to nginx!</title>
    body {
        width: 35em;
        margin: 0 auto;
        font-family: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
<h1>Welcome to nginx!</h1>
<p>If you see this page, the nginx web server is successfully installed and
working. Further configuration is required.</p>

<p>For online documentation and support please refer to
<a href=""></a>.<br/>
Commercial support is available at
<a href=""></a>.</p>

<p><em>Thank you for using nginx.</em></p>

Last modified June 2, 2023: add doc on feed inventory (#86) (db1bc3b)