In order to run this workshop you need an IBM Cloud account and free IBM Cloud Kubernetes Cluster.

To create a free IBM Cloud Kubernetes Cluster you need a Trial Account or Pay-As-You-Go Account for IBM Cloud.

You have two options and in both options you will create no cost:

  1. You need a feature code to create an IBM Cloud Trial account.

    • You get such feature code when you attend the workshop digital or in face to face.

    • You get also a feature code, when you register at the free learning platform Cognitiveclass AI.


  2. You create a IBM Lite Account and upgrade your account to a Pay-As-You-Go account by using your credit card. (Account Types)

We will use the following IBM Cloud Services in this hands-on workshop:



We created a Docker image that we use in this workshop. The Docker image contains all needed CLIs such as:

So, in order to complete the workshop, you need to install Docker Desktop on your local machine. Docker Desktop is available for Mac and Windows and the Docker Engine can be run natively on Linux.

We will use two terminal sessions

  • The first terminal session is for the developer focused exercises 1 and 2.

  • The second terminal session is for exercise 3 deploy the Microservice to Kubernetes, here you will work in our preconfigured Docker image.