With Habitat, it’s easy to package and export your applications to any environment, and Cloud Foundry is no exception. Our friends over at Stark & Wayne set up a quick demo to just how easy it can be!
Set up Habitat
First, clone the example Node repo here. Initialize Habitat with the Node Scaffolding by entering the following on the command line at the project root:
$ hab plan init -s node
If you don’t have Habitat installed, get it from here
Next, configure the
plan.sh file to have a configurable port:
pkg_origin=myoriginname pkg_name=expresso pkg_version=0.1.0 pkg_scaffolding=core/scaffolding-node pkg_exports=( [port]=app.port ) pkg_exposes(port)
default.toml to include a default value for the port variable:
[app] port = "3000"
Package up the app
Enter the Habitat studio, and build the initial Habitat artifact:
$ hab studio enter [default:/src:0]# build . (...) [default:/src:0]# ls results/*.hart myoriginname-expresso-0.1.0-20170927132309-x86_64-linux.hart
Cloud Foundry configures applications via injected environment variables. One way to get those variables picked up by the Habitat CLI is via a
.toml file that overrides the existing
[default:/src:0]# cat <
You should be able to see the resulting Docker images like so:
$ docker images REPOSITORY TAG myoriginname/expresso cf-0.1.0-20170927132309 myoriginname/expresso 0.1.0-20170927132309 myoriginname/expresso latest
Deploy to Cloud Foundry
If you are logged in with the cf-CLI to a Cloud Foundry instance that supports Docker containers, deployment is a simple matter of pushing to DockerHub and running via Cloud Foundry.
$ docker push myoriginname/expresso:cf-0.1.0-20170927132309 $ cf app expresso Showing health and status for app expresso in org test / space habitat as admin... name: expresso requested state: started instances: 1/1 usage: 256M x 1 instances routes: expresso.local.pcfdev.io last uploaded: Sat 10 Mar 12:23:52 CEST 2018 stack: cflinuxfs2 docker image: myoriginname/expresso:cf-0.1.0-20170927132309 state since cpu memory disk details #0 running 2018-10-03T11:32:48Z 0.2% 44.7 of 256M 556K of 512M
You should now be able to see the page at http://expresso.local.pcfdev.io !
To learn more about using Habitat with Cloud Foundry, check out the Getting Started page here.