Connect to host from microk8s (eg. Database, Redis Server etc)

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Cluster information:

Kubernetes version: 1.15.0

Installation method:
Host OS: Ubuntu

What is the preferred method for connecting to services running on the host, outside of microk8s?

In docker for destkop it was: host.docker.internal
In minikube I had to create an endpoint and service.

I’d prefer not to run redis and postgres inside the microk8s cluster, but I can’t seem to find out how to access the host machine from within it. I tried creating a /etc/hosts entry for host.docker.internal and kubedns wouldn’t resolve it.

What’s the right setup for microk8s?

There is no right setup. This issue however was discussed here:

You could create an interface with sudo ifconfig lo:1 up that will not change while your laptop changes IPs and use that IP to reach services running on your machine.