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Version: v11.7.2

MockingBird Prerequisites


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This document uses words like VM, Nodes, Instance to refer a machine, Cluster to refer a Kubernete Cluster and K8s to Kubernetes.

You can setup MockingBird on any K8s Cluster, but we verified on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

MockingBird Setup Requirements

Kubernetes Cluster

  1. K8s Cluster - v1.26 and above

  2. MockingBird platform can be setup at any of the following Kubernetes Clusters, including:

    1. Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
    2. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)
    3. Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

MockingBird Platform Setup Instance (JumpBox)

  • JumpBox should be configured with Kubernetes Cluster access.
  • Secure JumpBox to access your network infra, especially access to only K8s cluster.
  • Here is the list of software packages to be installed at the JumpBox where K8s Cluster is accessible
Software
  • Kubectl v1.24.0 or higher
  • Helm v3.8.0 or higher
  • Docker 20.x or higher
  • sha1sum
  • Basic linux commands like cat

Persistent Volume creation

  • Make sure the following PVC's are ready before you start the setup
Persistent Volume Claims
  • pv-claim-k8s-mbe-redis-data
  • pv-claim-k8s-mbe-swagger-json-data
  • pv-claim-k8s-mbe-tomcat-logs-data
  • If you are new to Kubernetes and not ready with above PVC's, refer to this document Volume Creation.

Capacity Planning

Adding an instance to the K8s workspace aids in the scalability of the mocking services.

Deliverables

WaveMaker team will share the following Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Service-Account file and SHA1SUM file of the MockingBird Helm Package.

  • GCP service account file
  • SHA1SUM file of MockingBird Helm Package
  • MockingBird Version

IP Address and DNS Mapping

You will be needing IP Address for the following.

IP Address

  • One static IP for accessing the MockingBird platform machine from the WaveMaker Platform network.

DNS Mapping

Map a domain to the above IP for easy access.

DomainDomain URLDescription
MockingBird Platformmockingbird.[mycompany].comThis domain will be used to access MockingBird Platform APIs by WaveMaker Enterprise (WME) after integration
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In the preceding table, [mycompany] is used as an example. You may have to replace [mycompany] with your appropriate domain name.

Network Communication

  • Before you start installing MockingBird, make sure WME setup is ready.
  • Below diagram explain's the network Integration between the WaveMaker Platform Instance and MockingBird K8s Platform. Make sure MockingBird Platform domain is only accessible to the WME Platform domain.

network-communication-between-instances