Here you will learn how to relocate select Spring Cloud Stream and Spring Cloud Task applications in Spring Cloud Data Flow for Kubernetes.

Three stream applications are used as examples for this article: the http source app, the split processor app and the log sink app.

Note: Before you can use the relocated images with Spring Cloud Data Flow for Kubernetes, you must configure access to the registry where you relocate the images to.

Review the following configuration sections: configuring the Container Registry, and configuring ImagePullSecrets for Apps

Install image relocation CLI utility

For this topic we will be using a CLI utility called imgpkg that is available from the Carvel imgpkg project.

Install the latest imgpkg CLI utility release following instructions at imgpkg install page. Select the instructions that match your operating system.

Relocate the selected applications

Before we relocate the OCI images for the three selected app images we need to select the versions we should relocate. We will use the latest available images for the selected apps based on the content of the Stream Apps (RabbitMQ/Docker) property file.

The images we will relocate are:

  • source.http=docker:springcloudstream/http-source-rabbit:3.1.1

  • processor.splitter=docker:springcloudstream/splitter-processor-rabbit:3.1.1

  • sink.log=docker:springcloudstream/log-sink-rabbit:3.1.1

First, define an environment variable for the registry prefix (substitute with the prefix to use for your target registry):


Next, we use imgpkg copy to relocate each image.

For http source run:

imgpkg copy -i springcloudstream/http-source-rabbit:3.1.1 --to-repo ${TARGET_REGISTRY_PREFIX}/http-source-rabbit

For the splitter processor run:

imgpkg copy -i springcloudstream/splitter-processor-rabbit:3.1.1 --to-repo ${TARGET_REGISTRY_PREFIX}/splitter-processor-rabbit

For log sink run:

imgpkg copy -i springcloudstream/log-sink-rabbit:3.1.1 --to-repo ${TARGET_REGISTRY_PREFIX}/log-sink-rabbit

Register the relocated applications

We can now register the apps using the the Spring Cloud Data Flow Shell.

Replace the prefix with the one you used for the relocation.

For http source run:

dataflow:>app register --name http --type source --uri

For the splitter processor run:

dataflow:>app register --name splitter --type processor --uri

For log sink run:

dataflow:>app register --name log --type sink --uri

For more details, see the Register a Stream Application section of the Spring Cloud Data Flow Reference Guide.

Relocate Task applications

To relocate Spring Cloud Task applications and use them with SCDF for Kubernetes, you can perform the steps described in the previous sections, but registering the applications with the type task. For more information, see the Registering a Task Application section of the Spring Cloud Data Flow Reference Guide.

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