expose

Expose a resource as a new Kubernetes service.

Looks up a deployment, service, replica set, replication controller or pod by name and uses the selector for that resource as the selector for a new service on the specified port. A deployment or replica set will be exposed as a service only if its selector is convertible to a selector that service supports, i.e. when the selector contains only the matchLabels component. Note that if no port is specified via –port and the exposed resource has multiple ports, all will be re-used by the new service. Also if no labels are specified, the new service will re-use the labels from the resource it exposes.

Command

$ kubectl run NAME --image=image [--env="key=value"] [--port=port] [--dry-run=server|client] $ kubectl expose (-f FILENAME | TYPE NAME) [--port=port] [--protocol=TCP|UDP|SCTP] [--target-port=number-or-name] [--name=name] [--external-ip=external-ip-of-service] [--type=type]

Example

Current state

$ kubectl get pods

NAME                     READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
nginx-6db489d4b7-9wgn9   1/1     Running   0          28s

$ kubectl get deployment

NAME    READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
nginx   1/1     1            1           44s

Command

$ kubectl expose po nginx-6db489d4b7-9wgn9 --port=80 --target-port=8000

Output

$ kubectl get services

NAME                     TYPE        CLUSTER-IP      EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)   AGE
kubernetes               ClusterIP   10.96.0.1       <none>        443/TCP   8m47s
nginx-6db489d4b7-9wgn9   ClusterIP   10.106.133.77   <none>        80/TCP    2m56s


Last modified September 23, 2020: docs update (b46eb865)