Your first NAIS application¶
To run an application on NAIS, a manifest file must be created for it. This file is typically named
nais.yaml and in this documentation it is referred to as such. Technically the manifest file can be named anything, but it is recommended to name it
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nais.yaml file provides NAIS with the necessary information to run your application. If you are starting out for the first time, the minimal
nais.yaml example below is a good starting point.
apiVersion: "nais.io/v1alpha1" kind: "Application" metadata: name: appname namespace: teamname labels: team: teamname spec: image: europe-north1-docker.pkg.dev/[mgmt-id]/[team-name]/[image-name]:tag
See https://github.com/nais/docker-build-push for more info on how to publish packages to Google Artifact Registry (GAR).
For more information about the
nais.yaml specification, see Manifest.
Now that you've created your application, it's time to deploy to Kubernetes.