GOST and Kubernetes

GOST and Kubernetes

Oct 2, 2017. | By: Bert

Kubernetes is an open source system for managing containerized applications across multiple hosts, providing basic mechanisms for deployment, maintenance, and scaling of applications.

Kubernetes builds upon a decade and a half of experience at Google running production workloads at scale.

In this blog we are going to run GOST in Kubernetes. We are using a small edition of Kubernetes called Minikube to test things out. Minikube runs a single-node Kubernetes cluster inside a VM on your laptop.

So step 1 is to install Minikube, you can find installation instructions for Mac, Linux and Windows at https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/tools/install-kubectl/

Step 2 is to start the Minikube cluster:

$ minikube start

Step 3: Download the GOST Docker-compose.yml file. The Docker-compose file is slightly altered, it has one extra line with respect to the default docker-compose file:


kompose.service.type: NodePort

This line is needed to be able to access the dashboard from outside the Kubernetes cluster.

To download the modified docker-compose file do:

$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gost/docker-compose/kubernetes/docker-compose.yml

Step 4: Install Kompose

Kompose is a tool to convert from the docker-compose world to the Kubernetes world.

$ curl -L https://github.com/kubernetes/kompose/releases/download/v1.2.0/kompose-linux-amd64 -o kompose
$ chmod +x kompose
$ sudo mv ./kompose /usr/local/bin/kompose

Step 5: Run GOST in Kubernetes

$ kompose up

Step 6: Get the ip and port of GOST

$ minikube service dashboard --url

Sample response:

Now you should be able to get the GOST dashboard in your browser at


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