Create Clusters in the Management Console
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You can deploy Kubernetes clusters to Enterprise PKS directly from Enterprise PKS Management Console.
When you deploy Kubernetes clusters from the management console, you select the following pre-existing resources to configure your cluster:
- A plan from the list of plans that were defined when the management console was deployed.
- An optional network profile. Network profiles allow cluster administrators and cluster managers to customize the networking for different types of Kubernetes cluster. For information about how to create network profiles in the management console, see Working with Network Profiles.
- An optional Kubernetes profile. Kubernetes profiles enable cluster administrators and cluster managers to customize Kubernetes component settings for any clusters that they provision. You create Kubernetes profiles outside of the management console, by using the PKS CLI to define the Kubernetes profile in your Enterprise PKS instance..
- Go to the Enterprise PKS view of the management console.
- Select the Clusters tab and click Create Cluster. View a larger version of this image
Use the Plan drop-down menu to select one of the plans that were configured during the deployment of Enterprise PKS Management Console.
The plan defines the set of resources that the Kubernetes cluster will use. A summary of the selected plan appears as you hover over each option.
Enter a name and a host name for the cluster, and specify the number of worker nodes to create.
Use the Network Profile drop-down menu to select an existing network profile for the cluster to use.
If you have not created any network profiles, the management console uses the default network profile. In this case, Enterprise PKS Management Console configures networking for you, based on the plan that you selected.
Optionally use the Kubernetes Profile drop-down menu to select an existing Kubernetes profile for the cluster to use.
If you have not created any Kubernetes profiles, the management console uses the default Kubernetes profile. In this case, Enterprise PKS Management Console configures the cluster for you, based on the plan that you selected.
Click Save to deploy your cluster.
You can follow the progress of the deployment of your cluster in the Clusters tab.
When your cluster is running, optionally select it in the Clusters tab and click Update.
Optionally update the number of worker nodes, change the network or Kubernetes profile, or expand Advanced Settings to update the settings for node drain and the pod shutdown grace period.
To delete a cluster that you no longer require, select it in the Clusters tab and click Delete.
- Monitor and Manage Clusters, Nodes, and Namespaces in the Management Console
- Connect to Clusters in Kubernetes Dashboard
- Connect to Clusters with kubectl
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