Find Your Load Balancer Address

On Google Container Engine, Deis Workflow will automatically provision and attach a Google Cloud Loadbalancer to the router copmonent. This component is responsible for routing HTTP and HTTPS requests from the public internet to applications that are deployed and managed by Deis Workflow.

By describing the deis-router service, you can see what IP address has been allocated by Google Cloud for your Deis Workflow cluster:

$ kubectl --namespace=deis describe svc deis-router | grep LoadBalancer
Type:                   LoadBalancer
LoadBalancer Ingress:

Prepare the Hostname

Now that you have the ip address of your load balancer we can use the DNS service to route arbitrary hostnames to the Deis Workflow edge router. This lets us point the Workflow CLI at your cluster without having to either use your own domain or update DNS!

To verify the Workflow API server and, construct your hostname by taking the ip address for your load balancer and adding For our example above, the address would be:

Nip answers with the ip address no matter the hostname:

$ host has address
$ host has address

By default, any HTTP traffic for the hostname deis will be sent to the Workflow API service. To test that everything is connected properly you may validate connectivity using curl:

$ curl && echo
{"detail":"Authentication credentials were not provided."}

You should see a failed request because we provided no credentials to the API server.

Remember the hostname, we will use it in the next step.

You are now ready to register an admin user and deploy your first app.