The Creators of Linkerd
In this 2020 KubeCon EU presentation, our own Andrew Seigner shares how we migrated our continuous integration (CI) system built on a GKE cluster and Travis to a system running eight one-off Kubernetes in Docker (KinD) clusters in parallel via GitHub Actions.
Running all serialized tests on a single Kubernetes cluster took the legacy CI system about 45 minutes followed by an often multi-hour backup. Linkerd’s CI system today is parallelizable and runs in less than ten minutes – a huge improvement!
This talk covers Linkerd’s CI journey from a single, persistent Kubernetes cluster to theoretically unlimited one-off KinD clusters. You’ll learn what patterns and tools worked well (and not-so-well) for us.
You’ll also see two demos of Linkerd’s CI workflow, including automated cluster setup, test, and teardown.