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Deploy IPFS peer

Deploy Peer

peer.yaml
apiVersion: ipfs.kotal.io/v1alpha1
kind: Peer
metadata:
name: simple-peer
spec: {}
This is a simple ipfs peer that joins the public ipfs swarm, and will starts with the all default settings that's similar to running ipfs init then ipfs daemon on your machine.
Let's deploy the peer:
kubectl apply -f peer.yaml
Kotal operator will notice your simple-peer and will create all the necessary pods, persistent volumes, services, configmaps, and secrets.
kubectl get peers
It will return an output similar to the following:
NAME CLIENT
simple-peer go-ipfs

Fetch Peer Logs

Get the pods created for the peer:
kubectl get pods
It will return an output similar to the following:
NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE
simple-peer-0 1/1 Running 0 5m
Check the logs of the running peer:
kubectl logs -f simple-peer-0
You'll get output similar to the following:
Initializing daemon...
go-ipfs version: 0.8.0-ce693d7
Repo version: 11
System version: amd64/linux
Golang version: go1.14.4
Swarm listening on /ip4/10.244.0.6/tcp/4001
Swarm listening on /ip4/10.244.0.6/udp/4001/quic
Swarm listening on /ip4/127.0.0.1/tcp/4001
Swarm listening on /ip4/127.0.0.1/udp/4001/quic
Swarm listening on /ip6/::1/tcp/4001
Swarm listening on /ip6/::1/udp/4001/quic
Swarm listening on /p2p-circuit
Swarm announcing /ip4/10.244.0.6/tcp/4001
Swarm announcing /ip4/10.244.0.6/udp/4001/quic
Swarm announcing /ip4/127.0.0.1/tcp/4001
Swarm announcing /ip4/127.0.0.1/udp/4001/quic
Swarm announcing /ip6/::1/tcp/4001
Swarm announcing /ip6/::1/udp/4001/quic
API server listening on /ip4/0.0.0.0/tcp/5001
WebUI: http://0.0.0.0:5001/webui
Gateway (readonly) server listening on /ip4/0.0.0.0/tcp/8080
Daemon is ready
Your peer is up and running and ready to receive api calls.

Read file Using IPFS HTTP API

Let's forward localhost:5001 calls to simple-peer:5001
kubectl port-forward simple-peer-0 5001
In another terminal window, send http api call using cURL:
curl -X POST "http://127.0.0.1:5001/api/v0/cat?arg=QmQPeNsJPyVWPFDVHb77w8G42Fvo15z4bG2X8D2GhfbSXc/readme"
You'll get the following output:
Hello and Welcome to IPFS!
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██╗██████╗ ███████╗███████╗
██║██╔══██╗██╔════╝██╔════╝
██║██████╔╝█████╗ ███████╗
██║██╔═══╝ ██╔══╝ ╚════██║
██║██║ ██║ ███████║
╚═╝╚═╝ ╚═╝ ╚══════╝
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If you're seeing this, you have successfully installed
IPFS and are now interfacing with the ipfs merkledag!
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| Warning: |
| This is alpha software. Use at your own discretion! |
| Much is missing or lacking polish. There are bugs. |
| Not yet secure. Read the security notes for more. |
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Check out some of the other files in this directory:
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./about
./help
./quick-start <-- usage examples
./readme <-- this file
./security-notes
You can also view ipfs webui by visiting http://0.0.0.0:5001/webui
Finally, delete the ipfs peer:
kubectl delete -f peer.yaml
Kubernetes garbage collector will delete all the resources that has been created by Kotal IPFS Peer controller.