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Chapter 11. Event sources

11.1. Getting started with event sources

An event source is an object that links an event producer with an event sink, or consumer. A sink can be a Knative service, channel, or broker that receives events from an event source.

11.1.1. Creating event sources

Currently, OpenShift Serverless supports the following event source types:

API server source
Connects a sink to the Kubernetes API server by creating an APIServerSource object.
Ping source
Periodically sends ping events with a constant payload. A ping source can be used as a timer, and is created as a PingSource object.

Sink binding is also supported, which allows you to connect core Kubernetes resources such as Deployment, Job, or StatefulSet with a sink.

You can create and manage Knative event sources using the Developer perspective in the OpenShift Container Platform web console, the kn CLI, or by applying YAML files.

11.1.2. Additional resources

11.2. Using the Knative CLI to list event sources and event source types

You can use the kn CLI to list and manage available event sources or event source types for use with Knative Eventing.

Currently, kn supports management of the following event source types:

API server source
Connects a sink to the Kubernetes API server by creating an APIServerSource object.
Ping source
Periodically sends ping events with a constant payload. A ping source can be used as a timer, and is created as a PingSource object.

11.2.1. Listing available event source types using the Knative CLI

You can list the available event source types in the terminal by using the following command:

$ kn source list-types

The default output for this command will look like:

TYPE              NAME                                            DESCRIPTION
ApiServerSource   apiserversources.sources.knative.dev            Watch and send Kubernetes API events to a sink
PingSource        pingsources.sources.knative.dev                 Periodically send ping events to a sink
SinkBinding       sinkbindings.sources.knative.dev                Binding for connecting a PodSpecable to a sink

It is also possible to list available event source types in YAML format:

$ kn source list-types -o yaml

11.2.2. Listing available event sources using the Knative CLI

You can list the available event sources in the terminal by entering the following command:

$ kn source list

Example output

NAME   TYPE              RESOURCE                               SINK         READY
a1     ApiServerSource   apiserversources.sources.knative.dev   ksvc:eshow2   True
b1     SinkBinding       sinkbindings.sources.knative.dev       ksvc:eshow3   False
p1     PingSource        pingsources.sources.knative.dev        ksvc:eshow1   True

You can list event sources of a specific type only, by using the --type flag.

$ kn source list --type PingSource

Example output

NAME   TYPE              RESOURCE                               SINK         READY
p1     PingSource        pingsources.sources.knative.dev        ksvc:eshow1   True

11.2.3. Next steps

11.3. Using the API server source

An API server source is an event source that can be used to connect an event sink, such as a Knative service, to the Kubernetes API server. An API server source watches for Kubernetes events and forwards them to the Knative Eventing broker.

11.3.1. Prerequisites

  • You must have a current installation of OpenShift Serverless, including Knative Serving and Eventing, in your OpenShift Container Platform cluster. This can be installed by a cluster administrator.
  • Event sources need a service to use as an event sink. The sink is the service or application that events are sent to from the event source.
  • You must create or update a service account, role and role binding for the event source.
Note

Some of the following procedures require you to create YAML files.

If you change the names of the YAML files from those used in the examples, you must ensure that you also update the corresponding CLI commands.

11.3.2. Creating a service account, role, and binding for event sources

Procedure

  1. Create a service account, role, and role binding for the event source by creating a file named authentication.yaml and copying the following sample code into it:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: ServiceAccount
    metadata:
      name: events-sa
      namespace: default 1
    
    ---
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    kind: Role
    metadata:
      name: event-watcher
      namespace: default 2
    rules:
      - apiGroups:
          - ""
        resources:
          - events
        verbs:
          - get
          - list
          - watch
    
    ---
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    kind: RoleBinding
    metadata:
      name: k8s-ra-event-watcher
      namespace: default 3
    roleRef:
      apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
      kind: Role
      name: event-watcher
    subjects:
      - kind: ServiceAccount
        name: events-sa
        namespace: default 4
    1 2 3 4
    Change this namespace to the namespace that you have selected for installing the event source.
    Note

    If you want to re-use an existing service account with the appropriate permissions, you must modify the authentication.yaml for that service account.

  2. Create the service account, role binding, and cluster binding by entering the following command:

    $ oc apply --filename authentication.yaml

11.3.3. Creating an ApiServerSource event source using the Developer perspective

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the Add page and select Event Source.
  2. In the Event Sources page, select ApiServerSource in the Type section.

    Create an ApiServerSource
  3. Configure the ApiServerSource settings:

    1. Enter v1 as the APIVERSION, and Event as the KIND.
    2. Select the Service Account Name for the service account that you created.

      Select the Service Account Name and Sink
    3. Select the targeted Knative service from the dropdown menu in SinkKnative Service.
  4. Click Create.

Verification

  1. After you have created the ApiServerSource, you will see it connected to the service it is sinked to in the Topology view.

    ApiServerSource Topology view

11.3.4. Deleting the ApiServerSource

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the Topology view.
  2. Right-click the ApiServerSource and select Delete ApiServerSource.

    Delete the ApiServerSource

11.3.5. Using the API server source with the Knative CLI

This section describes the steps required to create an ApiServerSource object using kn commands.

Prerequisites

  • Knative Serving and Eventing are installed on your cluster.
  • You have created the default broker in the same namespace that the API server source will be installed in.
  • You have the kn CLI installed.

Procedure

  1. Create a service account, role, and role binding for the ApiServerSource object.

    You can do this by creating a file named authentication.yaml and copying the following sample code into it:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: ServiceAccount
    metadata:
      name: events-sa
      namespace: default 1
    
    ---
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    kind: Role
    metadata:
      name: event-watcher
      namespace: default 2
    rules:
      - apiGroups:
          - ""
        resources:
          - events
        verbs:
          - get
          - list
          - watch
    
    ---
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    kind: RoleBinding
    metadata:
      name: k8s-ra-event-watcher
      namespace: default 3
    roleRef:
      apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
      kind: Role
      name: event-watcher
    subjects:
      - kind: ServiceAccount
        name: events-sa
        namespace: default 4
    1 2 3 4
    Change this namespace to the namespace that you have selected for installing the API server source.
    Note

    If you want to reuse an existing service account with the appropriate permissions, you must modify the authentication.yaml file for that service account.

    Create the service account, role binding, and cluster binding:

    $ oc apply -f authentication.yaml
  2. Create an ApiServerSource object that uses a broker as an event sink:

    $ kn source apiserver create <event_source_name> --sink broker:<broker_name> --resource "event:v1" --service-account <service_account_name> --mode Resource
  3. Create a Knative service that dumps incoming messages to its log:

    $ kn service create <service_name> --image quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-event-display:latest
  4. Create a trigger to filter events from the default broker to the service:

    $ kn trigger create <trigger_name> --sink ksvc:<service_name>
  5. Create events by launching a pod in the default namespace:

    $ oc create deployment hello-node --image=quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-event-display
  6. Check that the controller is mapped correctly by inspecting the output generated by the following command:

    $ kn source apiserver describe testevents

    Example output

    Name:                testevents
    Namespace:           default
    Annotations:         sources.knative.dev/creator=developer, sources.knative.dev/lastModifier=developer
    Age:                 3m
    ServiceAccountName:  events-sa
    Mode:                Resource
    Sink:
      Name:       default
      Namespace:  default
      Kind:       Broker (eventing.knative.dev/v1)
    Resources:
      Kind:        event (v1)
      Controller:  false
    Conditions:
      OK TYPE                     AGE REASON
      ++ Ready                     3m
      ++ Deployed                  3m
      ++ SinkProvided              3m
      ++ SufficientPermissions     3m
      ++ EventTypesProvided        3m

Verification

You can verify that the Kubernetes events were sent to Knative by looking at the message dumper function logs.

  1. Get the pods:

    $ oc get pods
  2. View the message dumper function logs for the pods:

    $ oc logs $(oc get pod -o name | grep event-display) -c user-container

    Example output

    ☁️  cloudevents.Event
    Validation: valid
    Context Attributes,
      specversion: 1.0
      type: dev.knative.apiserver.resource.update
      datacontenttype: application/json
      ...
    Data,
      {
        "apiVersion": "v1",
        "involvedObject": {
          "apiVersion": "v1",
          "fieldPath": "spec.containers{hello-node}",
          "kind": "Pod",
          "name": "hello-node",
          "namespace": "default",
           .....
        },
        "kind": "Event",
        "message": "Started container",
        "metadata": {
          "name": "hello-node.159d7608e3a3572c",
          "namespace": "default",
          ....
        },
        "reason": "Started",
        ...
      }

11.3.6. Deleting an API server source using the Knative CLI

This section describes the steps used to delete the ApiServerSource object, trigger, service, service account, cluster role, and cluster binding using the kn and oc commands.

Prerequisites

  • You must have the kn CLI installed.

Procedure

  1. Delete the trigger:

    $ kn trigger delete <trigger_name>
  2. Delete the service:

    $ kn service delete <service_name>
  3. Delete the API server source:

    $ kn source apiserver delete <source_name>
  4. Delete the service account, cluster role, and cluster binding:
$ oc delete -f authentication.yaml

11.3.7. Creating an API server source using YAML files

This guide describes the steps required to create an ApiServerSource object using YAML files.

Prerequisites

  • Knative Serving and Eventing are installed on your cluster.
  • You have created the default broker in the same namespace as the one defined in the ApiServerSource object.

Procedure

  1. To create a service account, role, and role binding for the API server source, create a file named authentication.yaml and copy the following sample code into it:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: ServiceAccount
    metadata:
      name: events-sa
      namespace: default 1
    
    ---
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    kind: Role
    metadata:
      name: event-watcher
      namespace: default 2
    rules:
      - apiGroups:
          - ""
        resources:
          - events
        verbs:
          - get
          - list
          - watch
    
    ---
    apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
    kind: RoleBinding
    metadata:
      name: k8s-ra-event-watcher
      namespace: default 3
    roleRef:
      apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
      kind: Role
      name: event-watcher
    subjects:
      - kind: ServiceAccount
        name: events-sa
        namespace: default 4
    1 2 3 4
    Change this namespace to the namespace that you have selected for installing the API server source.
    Note

    If you want to re-use an existing service account with the appropriate permissions, you must modify the authentication.yaml for that service account.

    After you have created the authentication.yaml file, apply it:

    $ oc apply -f authentication.yaml
  2. To create an ApiServerSource object, create a file named k8s-events.yaml and copy the following sample code into it:

    apiVersion: sources.knative.dev/v1alpha1
    kind: ApiServerSource
    metadata:
      name: testevents
    spec:
      serviceAccountName: events-sa
      mode: Resource
      resources:
        - apiVersion: v1
          kind: Event
      sink:
        ref:
          apiVersion: eventing.knative.dev/v1
          kind: Broker
          name: default

    After you have created the k8s-events.yaml file, apply it:

    $ oc apply -f k8s-events.yaml
  3. To check that the API server source is set up correctly, create a Knative service that dumps incoming messages to its log.

    Copy the following sample YAML into a file named service.yaml:

    apiVersion: serving.knative.dev/v1
    kind: Service
    metadata:
      name: event-display
      namespace: default
    spec:
      template:
        spec:
          containers:
            - image: quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-event-display:latest

    After you have created the service.yaml file, apply it:

    $ oc apply -f service.yaml
  4. To create a trigger from the default broker that filters events to the service created in the previous step, create a file named trigger.yaml and copy the following sample code into it:

    apiVersion: eventing.knative.dev/v1
    kind: Trigger
    metadata:
      name: event-display-trigger
      namespace: default
    spec:
      broker: default
      subscriber:
        ref:
          apiVersion: serving.knative.dev/v1
          kind: Service
          name: event-display

    After you have created the trigger.yaml file, apply it:

    $ oc apply -f trigger.yaml
  5. To create events, launch a pod in the default namespace:

    $ oc create deployment hello-node --image=quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-event-display
  6. To check that the controller is mapped correctly, enter the following command and inspect the output:

    $ oc get apiserversource.sources.knative.dev testevents -o yaml

    Example output

    apiVersion: sources.knative.dev/v1alpha1
    kind: ApiServerSource
    metadata:
      annotations:
      creationTimestamp: "2020-04-07T17:24:54Z"
      generation: 1
      name: testevents
      namespace: default
      resourceVersion: "62868"
      selfLink: /apis/sources.knative.dev/v1alpha1/namespaces/default/apiserversources/testevents2
      uid: 1603d863-bb06-4d1c-b371-f580b4db99fa
    spec:
      mode: Resource
      resources:
      - apiVersion: v1
        controller: false
        controllerSelector:
          apiVersion: ""
          kind: ""
          name: ""
          uid: ""
        kind: Event
        labelSelector: {}
      serviceAccountName: events-sa
      sink:
        ref:
          apiVersion: eventing.knative.dev/v1
          kind: Broker
          name: default

Verification

To verify that the Kubernetes events were sent to Knative, you can look at the message dumper function logs.

  1. Get the pods:

    $ oc get pods
  2. View the message dumper function logs for the pods:

    $ oc logs $(oc get pod -o name | grep event-display) -c user-container

    Example output

    ☁️  cloudevents.Event
    Validation: valid
    Context Attributes,
      specversion: 1.0
      type: dev.knative.apiserver.resource.update
      datacontenttype: application/json
      ...
    Data,
      {
        "apiVersion": "v1",
        "involvedObject": {
          "apiVersion": "v1",
          "fieldPath": "spec.containers{hello-node}",
          "kind": "Pod",
          "name": "hello-node",
          "namespace": "default",
           .....
        },
        "kind": "Event",
        "message": "Started container",
        "metadata": {
          "name": "hello-node.159d7608e3a3572c",
          "namespace": "default",
          ....
        },
        "reason": "Started",
        ...
      }

11.3.8. Deleting the API server source

This section describes how to delete the ApiServerSource object, trigger, service, service account, cluster role, and cluster binding by deleting their YAML files.

Procedure

  1. Delete the trigger:

    $ oc delete -f trigger.yaml
  2. Delete the service:

    $ oc delete -f service.yaml
  3. Delete the API server source:

    $ oc delete -f k8s-events.yaml
  4. Delete the service account, cluster role, and cluster binding:

    $ oc delete -f authentication.yaml

11.4. Using a ping source

A ping source is used to periodically send ping events with a constant payload to an event consumer. A ping source can be used to schedule sending events, similar to a timer, as shown in the example:

Example ping source

apiVersion: sources.knative.dev/v1alpha2
kind: PingSource
metadata:
  name: test-ping-source
spec:
  schedule: "*/2 * * * *" 1
  jsonData: '{"message": "Hello world!"}' 2
  sink: 3
    ref:
      apiVersion: serving.knative.dev/v1
      kind: Service
      name: event-display

1
The schedule of the event specified using CRON expression.
2
The event message body expressed as a JSON encoded data string.
3
These are the details of the event consumer. In this example, we are using a Knative service named event-display.

11.4.1. Creating a ping source using the Knative CLI

The following sections describe how to create, verify and remove a basic PingSource object using the kn CLI.

Prerequisites

  • You have Knative Serving and Eventing installed.
  • You have the kn CLI installed.

Procedure

  1. To verify that the ping source is working, create a simple Knative service that dumps incoming messages to the service’s logs:

    $ kn service create event-display \
        --image quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-event-display:latest
  2. For each set of ping events that you want to request, create a PingSource object in the same namespace as the event consumer:

    $ kn source ping create test-ping-source \
        --schedule "*/2 * * * *" \
        --data '{"message": "Hello world!"}' \
        --sink ksvc:event-display
  3. Check that the controller is mapped correctly by entering the following command and inspecting the output:

    $ kn source ping describe test-ping-source

    Example output

    Name:         test-ping-source
    Namespace:    default
    Annotations:  sources.knative.dev/creator=developer, sources.knative.dev/lastModifier=developer
    Age:          15s
    Schedule:     */2 * * * *
    Data:         {"message": "Hello world!"}
    
    Sink:
      Name:       event-display
      Namespace:  default
      Resource:   Service (serving.knative.dev/v1)
    
    Conditions:
      OK TYPE                 AGE REASON
      ++ Ready                 8s
      ++ Deployed              8s
      ++ SinkProvided         15s
      ++ ValidSchedule        15s
      ++ EventTypeProvided    15s
      ++ ResourcesCorrect     15s

Verification

You can verify that the Kubernetes events were sent to the Knative event sink by looking at the logs of the sink pod.

By default, Knative services terminate their pods if no traffic is received within a 60 second period. The example shown in this guide creates a PingSource object that sends a message every 2 minutes, so each message should be observed in a newly created pod.

  1. Watch for new pods created:

    $ watch oc get pods
  2. Cancel watching the pods using Ctrl+C, then look at the logs of the created pod:

    $ oc logs $(oc get pod -o name | grep event-display) -c user-container

    Example output

    ☁️  cloudevents.Event
    Validation: valid
    Context Attributes,
      specversion: 1.0
      type: dev.knative.sources.ping
      source: /apis/v1/namespaces/default/pingsources/test-ping-source
      id: 99e4f4f6-08ff-4bff-acf1-47f61ded68c9
      time: 2020-04-07T16:16:00.000601161Z
      datacontenttype: application/json
    Data,
      {
        "message": "Hello world!"
      }

11.4.1.1. Remove the ping source

  1. Delete the PingSource object:

    $ kn delete pingsources.sources.knative.dev test-ping-source
  2. Delete the event-display service:

    $ kn delete service.serving.knative.dev event-display

11.4.2. Creating a ping source using YAML files

The following sections describe how to create, verify and remove a basic ping source using YAML files.

Prerequisites

  • You have Knative Serving and Eventing installed.
Note

The following procedure requires you to create YAML files.

If you change the names of the YAML files from those used in the examples, you must ensure that you also update the corresponding CLI commands.

Procedure

  1. To verify that the ping source is working, create a simple Knative service that dumps incoming messages to the log of the service.

    1. Copy the example YAML into a file named service.yaml:

      apiVersion: serving.knative.dev/v1
      kind: Service
      metadata:
        name: event-display
      spec:
        template:
          spec:
            containers:
              - image: quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-event-display:latest
    2. Apply the service.yaml file:

      $ oc apply --filename service.yaml
  2. For each set of ping events that you want to request, create a PingSource object in the same namespace as the event consumer.

    1. Copy the example YAML into a file named ping-source.yaml:

      apiVersion: sources.knative.dev/v1alpha2
      kind: PingSource
      metadata:
        name: test-ping-source
      spec:
        schedule: "*/2 * * * *"
        jsonData: '{"message": "Hello world!"}'
        sink:
          ref:
            apiVersion: serving.knative.dev/v1
            kind: Service
            name: event-display
    2. Apply the ping-source.yaml file:

      $ oc apply --filename ping-source.yaml
  3. Check that the controller is mapped correctly by entering the following command and observing the output:

    $ oc get pingsource.sources.knative.dev test-ping-source -oyaml

    Example output

    apiVersion: sources.knative.dev/v1alpha2
    kind: PingSource
    metadata:
      annotations:
        sources.knative.dev/creator: developer
        sources.knative.dev/lastModifier: developer
      creationTimestamp: "2020-04-07T16:11:14Z"
      generation: 1
      name: test-ping-source
      namespace: default
      resourceVersion: "55257"
      selfLink: /apis/sources.knative.dev/v1alpha2/namespaces/default/pingsources/test-ping-source
      uid: 3d80d50b-f8c7-4c1b-99f7-3ec00e0a8164
    spec:
      jsonData: '{ value: "hello" }'
      schedule: '*/2 * * * *'
      sink:
        ref:
          apiVersion: serving.knative.dev/v1
          kind: Service
          name: event-display
          namespace: default

Verification

You can verify that the Kubernetes events were sent to the Knative event sink by looking at the logs of the sink pod.

By default, Knative services terminate their pods if no traffic is received within a 60 second period. The example shown in this guide creates a PingSource object that sends a message every 2 minutes, so each message should be observed in a newly created pod.

  1. Watch for new pods created:

    $ watch oc get pods
  2. Cancel watching the pods using Ctrl+C, then look at the logs of the created pod:

    $ oc logs $(oc get pod -o name | grep event-display) -c user-container

    Example output

    ☁️  cloudevents.Event
    Validation: valid
    Context Attributes,
      specversion: 1.0
      type: dev.knative.sources.ping
      source: /apis/v1/namespaces/default/pingsources/test-ping-source
      id: 042ff529-240e-45ee-b40c-3a908129853e
      time: 2020-04-07T16:22:00.000791674Z
      datacontenttype: application/json
    Data,
      {
        "message": "Hello world!"
      }

11.4.2.1. Remove the PingSource

  1. Delete the service by entering the following command:

    $ oc delete --filename service.yaml
  2. Delete the PingSource object by entering the following command:

    $ oc delete --filename ping-source.yaml

11.5. Using sink binding

Sink binding is used to connect event producers, or event sources, to an event consumer, or event sink, for example, a Knative service or application.

Important

Before developers can use sink binding, cluster administrators must label the namespace that will be configured in the SinkBinding object with bindings.knative.dev/include:"true":

$ oc label namespace <namespace> bindings.knative.dev/include=true

11.5.1. Using sink binding with the Knative CLI

This guide describes the steps required to create, manage, and delete a sink binding instance using the kn CLI.

Prerequisites

  • You have Knative Serving and Eventing installed.
  • You have the the kn CLI installed.
Note

The following procedure requires you to create YAML files.

If you change the names of the YAML files from those used in the examples, you must ensure that you also update the corresponding CLI commands.

Important

Before developers can use sink binding, cluster administrators must label the namespace that will be configured in the SinkBinding object with bindings.knative.dev/include:"true":

$ oc label namespace <namespace> bindings.knative.dev/include=true

Procedure

  1. To check that sink binding is set up correctly, create a Knative event display service, or event sink, that dumps incoming messages to its log:

    $ kn service create event-display --image quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-event-display:latest
  2. Create a SinkBinding object that directs events to the service:

    $ kn source binding create bind-heartbeat --subject Job:batch/v1:app=heartbeat-cron --sink ksvc:event-display
  3. Create a CronJob.

    1. Create a file named heartbeats-cronjob.yaml and copy the following sample code into it:

      apiVersion: batch/v1beta1
      kind: CronJob
      metadata:
        name: heartbeat-cron
      spec:
      spec:
        # Run every minute
        schedule: "* * * * *"
        jobTemplate:
          metadata:
            labels:
              app: heartbeat-cron
              bindings.knative.dev/include: "true"
          spec:
            template:
              spec:
                restartPolicy: Never
                containers:
                  - name: single-heartbeat
                    image: quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-heartbeats:latest
                    args:
                      - --period=1
                    env:
                      - name: ONE_SHOT
                        value: "true"
                      - name: POD_NAME
                        valueFrom:
                          fieldRef:
                            fieldPath: metadata.name
                      - name: POD_NAMESPACE
                        valueFrom:
                          fieldRef:
                            fieldPath: metadata.namespace
      Important

      To use sink binding, you must manually add a bindings.knative.dev/include=true label to your Knative resources.

      For example, to add this label to a CronJob object, add the following lines to the Job resource YAML definition:

        jobTemplate:
          metadata:
            labels:
              app: heartbeat-cron
              bindings.knative.dev/include: "true"
    2. After you have created the heartbeats-cronjob.yaml file, apply it:

      $ oc apply --filename heartbeats-cronjob.yaml
  4. Check that the controller is mapped correctly by entering the following command and inspecting the output:

    $ kn source binding describe bind-heartbeat

    Example output

    Name:         bind-heartbeat
    Namespace:    demo-2
    Annotations:  sources.knative.dev/creator=minikube-user, sources.knative.dev/lastModifier=minikub ...
    Age:          2m
    Subject:
      Resource:   job (batch/v1)
      Selector:
        app:      heartbeat-cron
    Sink:
      Name:       event-display
      Resource:   Service (serving.knative.dev/v1)
    
    Conditions:
      OK TYPE     AGE REASON
      ++ Ready     2m

Verification

You can verify that the Kubernetes events were sent to the Knative event sink by looking at the message dumper function logs.

  • View the message dumper function logs:

    $ oc get pods
    $ oc logs $(oc get pod -o name | grep event-display) -c user-container

    Example output

    ☁️  cloudevents.Event
    Validation: valid
    Context Attributes,
      specversion: 1.0
      type: dev.knative.eventing.samples.heartbeat
      source: https://knative.dev/eventing-contrib/cmd/heartbeats/#event-test/mypod
      id: 2b72d7bf-c38f-4a98-a433-608fbcdd2596
      time: 2019-10-18T15:23:20.809775386Z
      contenttype: application/json
    Extensions,
      beats: true
      heart: yes
      the: 42
    Data,
      {
        "id": 1,
        "label": ""
      }

11.5.2. Using sink binding with the YAML method

This guide describes the steps required to create, manage, and delete a sink binding instance using YAML files.

Prerequisites

  • You have Knative Serving and Eventing installed.
Note

The following procedure requires you to create YAML files.

If you change the names of the YAML files from those used in the examples, you must ensure that you also update the corresponding CLI commands.

Important

Before developers can use sink binding, cluster administrators must label the namespace that will be configured in the SinkBinding object with bindings.knative.dev/include:"true":

$ oc label namespace <namespace> bindings.knative.dev/include=true

Procedure

  1. To check that sink binding is set up correctly, create a Knative event display service, or event sink, that dumps incoming messages to its log.

    1. Copy the following sample YAML into a file named service.yaml:

      apiVersion: serving.knative.dev/v1
      kind: Service
      metadata:
        name: event-display
      spec:
        template:
          spec:
            containers:
              - image: quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-event-display:latest
    2. After you have created the service.yaml file, apply it:

      $ oc apply -f service.yaml
  2. Create a SinkBinding object that directs events to the service.

    1. Create a file named sinkbinding.yaml and copy the following sample code into it:

      apiVersion: sources.knative.dev/v1alpha1
      kind: SinkBinding
      metadata:
        name: bind-heartbeat
      spec:
        subject:
          apiVersion: batch/v1
          kind: Job 1
          selector:
            matchLabels:
              app: heartbeat-cron
      
        sink:
          ref:
            apiVersion: serving.knative.dev/v1
            kind: Service
            name: event-display
      1
      In this example, any Job with the label app: heartbeat-cron will be bound to the event sink.
    2. After you have created the sinkbinding.yaml file, apply it:

      $ oc apply -f sinkbinding.yaml
  3. Create a CronJob object.

    1. Create a file named heartbeats-cronjob.yaml and copy the following sample code into it:

      apiVersion: batch/v1beta1
      kind: CronJob
      metadata:
        name: heartbeat-cron
      spec:
      spec:
        # Run every minute
        schedule: "* * * * *"
        jobTemplate:
          metadata:
            labels:
              app: heartbeat-cron
              bindings.knative.dev/include: "true"
          spec:
            template:
              spec:
                restartPolicy: Never
                containers:
                  - name: single-heartbeat
                    image: quay.io/openshift-knative/knative-eventing-sources-heartbeats:latest
                    args:
                      - --period=1
                    env:
                      - name: ONE_SHOT
                        value: "true"
                      - name: POD_NAME
                        valueFrom:
                          fieldRef:
                            fieldPath: metadata.name
                      - name: POD_NAMESPACE
                        valueFrom:
                          fieldRef:
                            fieldPath: metadata.namespace
      Important

      To use sink binding, you must manually add a bindings.knative.dev/include=true label to your Knative resources.

      For example, to add this label to a cron job instance, add the following lines to the Job resource YAML definition:

        jobTemplate:
          metadata:
            labels:
              app: heartbeat-cron
              bindings.knative.dev/include: "true"
    2. After you have created the heartbeats-cronjob.yaml file, apply it:

      $ oc apply -f heartbeats-cronjob.yaml
  4. Check that the controller is mapped correctly by entering the following command and inspecting the output:

    $ oc get sinkbindings.sources.knative.dev bind-heartbeat -oyaml

    Example output

    spec:
      sink:
        ref:
          apiVersion: serving.knative.dev/v1
          kind: Service
          name: event-display
          namespace: default
      subject:
        apiVersion: batch/v1
        kind: Job
        namespace: default
        selector:
          matchLabels:
            app: heartbeat-cron

Verification

You can verify that the Kubernetes events were sent to the Knative event sink by looking at the message dumper function logs.

  1. View the message dumper function logs:

    $ oc get pods
    $ oc logs $(oc get pod -o name | grep event-display) -c user-container

    Example output

    ☁️  cloudevents.Event
    Validation: valid
    Context Attributes,
      specversion: 1.0
      type: dev.knative.eventing.samples.heartbeat
      source: https://knative.dev/eventing-contrib/cmd/heartbeats/#event-test/mypod
      id: 2b72d7bf-c38f-4a98-a433-608fbcdd2596
      time: 2019-10-18T15:23:20.809775386Z
      contenttype: application/json
    Extensions,
      beats: true
      heart: yes
      the: 42
    Data,
      {
        "id": 1,
        "label": ""
      }