Using Netflix Eureka with Spring Cloud / Spring Boot microservices

I’ve been taking a look at this article on using Spring Cloud‘s integration/support for Netflix Eureka. I’ve started to put together a simple example using Eureka as a service registry for a couple of Spring Boot services, and what this would look like if deployed in Docker containers.

So far I’ve created the initial service that uses Spring Cloud’s @EnableEurekaServer annotation to start up the Eureka service.

Jumping ahead of the instructions, by default if you run this app it will attempt to reach out and find a local running Eureka server and register with it, but since this app is the Eureka server, you need to add config to tell the app not to do this by default. Otherwise you’ll see errors like:

com.sun.jersey.api.client.ClientHandlerException: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused
at com.sun.jersey.client.apache4.ApacheHttpClient4Handler.handle(ApacheHttpClient4Handler.java:187) ~[jersey-apache-client4-1.19.1.jar:1.19.1]
at com.sun.jersey.api.client.filter.GZIPContentEncodingFilter.handle(GZIPContentEncodingFilter.java:123) ~[jersey-client-1.19.1.jar:1.19.1]
at com.netflix.discovery.EurekaIdentityHeaderFilter.handle(EurekaIdentityHeaderFilter.java:27) ~[eureka-client-1.6.2.jar:1.6.2]

Adding the recommended config per the article:

server:

  port: ${PORT:8761}

eureka:

  client:

    registerWithEureka: false

    fetchRegistry: false

    server: waitTimeInMsWhenSyncEmpty: 0

Now when I start up I see this:

2017-04-11 22:23:17.040  INFO 37607 - o.s.c.n.eureka.InstanceInfoFactory       : Setting initial instance status as: STARTING
2017-04-11 22:23:17.100  INFO 37607 - com.netflix.discovery.DiscoveryClient    : Initializing Eureka in region us-east-1
2017-04-11 22:23:17.101  INFO 37607 - com.netflix.discovery.DiscoveryClient    : Client configured to neither register nor query for data.
2017-04-11 22:23:17.110  INFO 37607 -com.netflix.discovery.DiscoveryClient    : Discovery Client initialized at timestamp 1491974597110 with initial instances count: 0
2017-04-11 22:23:17.192  INFO 37607 - c.n.eureka.DefaultEurekaServerContext    : Initializing ...
2017-04-11 22:23:17.195  INFO 37607 - c.n.eureka.cluster.PeerEurekaNodes       : Adding new peer nodes [http://localhost:8761/eureka/]
2017-04-11 22:23:17.359  INFO 37607 - c.n.d.provider.DiscoveryJerseyProvider   : Using JSON encoding codec LegacyJacksonJson
2017-04-11 22:23:17.359  INFO 37607 - c.n.d.provider.DiscoveryJerseyProvider   : Using JSON decoding codec LegacyJacksonJson
2017-04-11 22:23:17.359  INFO 37607 - c.n.d.provider.DiscoveryJerseyProvider   : Using XML encoding codec XStreamXml
2017-04-11 22:23:17.359  INFO 37607 - c.n.d.provider.DiscoveryJerseyProvider   : Using XML decoding codec XStreamXml
2017-04-11 22:23:22.479  INFO 37607 - c.n.eureka.cluster.PeerEurekaNodes       : Replica node URL:  http://localhost:8761/eureka/
2017-04-11 22:23:22.486  INFO 37607 - c.n.e.registry.AbstractInstanceRegistry  : Finished initializing remote region registries. All known remote regions: []
2017-04-11 22:23:22.486  INFO 37607 - c.n.eureka.DefaultEurekaServerContext    : Initialized

Hitting http://localhost:8761 I get the fancy Eureka dashboard:

Looks good so far! More to come later.

Github repo for the code so far is here.

One Reply to “Using Netflix Eureka with Spring Cloud / Spring Boot microservices”

  1. Thanks Kevin for the quick fix.
    I have one doubt can’t i use both the application.properties and application.yml and keep server level configuration on application.properties and eureka related on .yml file?

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