After completing the installation you should be connected to a Kubernetes/OpenShift cluster and have the "kamel" CLI correctly configured.

Ensure you’re connected to the cluster by executing a simple command using the Kubernetes CLI:

kubectl get pod

Just replace kubectl with oc if you’re using OpenShift. If everything is correctly configured you should get a response from the Kuerbetes API server (you should see at least the camel-k-operator running).

You are now ready to create your first integration using Camel K. Just create a new Groovy file with the following content:

  .setBody().constant('Hello world from Camel K')

You can run it on the cluster by executing:

kamel run hello.groovy

Integrations can be written in multiple languages. We provide an archive with common examples in the release page.

You can change the content of the hello.groovy file and execute the command again to see the changes, or use the dev mode to have even quicker turnaround times.

Monitoring the Status

Camel K integrations follow a lifecycle composed of several steps before getting into the Running state. You can check the status of all integrations by executing the following command:

kamel get