The server part of Transcrobes runs on Kubernetes. In order to use Transcrobes properly, you will need to have a Kubernetes cluster that is accessible from the internet. For development and small-scale testing, Transcrobes can be run on microk8s, which allows you to simulate a full cluster on a single machine.

Supported Platforms

The following table gives an indication of the level of testing and support of Transcrobes on various common Kubernetes platforms, with links to detailed setup and configuration information, where it exists

Platform name Documentation Status Comments
microk8s Setup Well tested Currently the “reference platform” for Transcrobes
Microsoft Azure Planned
Google Cloud Platform Planned

Setting up a cluster


Transcrobes requires a few things for you to set up the server applications. You will need access to a Kubernetes cluster, two (sub-)domains to point to each of the major components (Transcrobes Core and Ankrobes Server) and a publicly accessible IP with at least two ports open.

Transcrobes also currently requires an Azure cloud account, but the free tier should be more than sufficient for extensive testing, and even active language learning for up to 5 learners.

For further instructions on getting Transcrobes set up on a particular cloud provider, see the dedicated pages above.

User setup

See the dedicated user setup page