Development
Running Locally

Convox can boot your application locally using Docker in an environment identical to production.

Installing Docker

MacOS

Install Docker Desktop for MacOS.

Under Docker’s preferences, change the following configuration:

  • Make sure you are on the edge version of Docker Desktop.
  • On the Advanced tab, increase CPUs to the halfway mark and Memory as high as you are comfortable with on your environment.
  • On the Kubernetes tab check Enable Kubernetes.

Linux

Install the microk8s snap:

$ sudo snap install microk8s --classic --channel=1.13/stable

Once it is running, enable a few additional services:

$ microk8s.enable dns storage

Running this command quickly after installing the microk8s snap has been known to fail. If you encounter errors please wait a few minutes and try running it again.

Create an alias for the kubectl binary:

$ sudo snap alias microk8s.kubectl kubectl

Windows

Install Docker Desktop for Windows.

Under Docker’s preferences, change the following configuration:

  • Make sure you are on the edge version of Docker Desktop.
  • On the Advanced tab, increase CPUs to the halfway mark and Memory as high as you are comfortable with on your environment.
  • On the Kubernetes tab check Enable Kubernetes.

Local Rack

Installation

$ sudo convox rack install local

Running Applications

Use convox start to run applications against your local Rack.

You can use convox switch local to point your CLI at the local rack and use all convox commands normally.