Creating your own kubernetes cluster

This document refers to the installation guide and external links which will help in setting up the kubernetes cluster.

Kubernetes: Overview

Setting up a Kubernetes cluster can seem daunting, but with a basic understanding of the underlying concepts, it becomes much more approachable. Kubernetes is a powerful container orchestration platform that allows you to manage and scale containerized applications with ease. To set up a Kubernetes cluster, you need to follow a few key steps.

First, you'll need to provision the infrastructure where your cluster will run. This typically involves setting up multiple virtual machines or physical servers that will act as nodes in your cluster. Each node will have a specific role, such as a master node responsible for managing the cluster and worker nodes that run the application workloads.

Once Kubernetes is installed, you'll configure the cluster by connecting the nodes and defining their roles. This is typically done by running commands or configuration files that specify the cluster's desired state. Kubernetes provides a declarative approach, allowing you to define the desired state of your applications and infrastructure, and Kubernetes will handle the necessary adjustments to achieve that state.

After the cluster is set up, you can deploy your containerized applications onto it. Kubernetes provides a rich set of features for managing applications, such as scaling, load balancing, and self-healing. You'll define deployment manifests or YAML files that describe your application's desired state, including the number of replicas, resource requirements, and network settings.

In summary, setting up a Kubernetes cluster involves provisioning the infrastructure, installing Kubernetes components, configuring the cluster, and deploying applications. While the process may seem complex, Kubernetes provides powerful abstractions and automation to manage containerized applications at scale, making it an essential tool for modern application deployment and management.

Setting up kubernetes

Kubernetes can be setup in three major cloud provider that we are currently supporting right now alongwith on-prem and local kubernetes clusters as well. We have dedicated documentation for Azure AKS and we are continuing to write the document for GCP and AWS as well. Please find the below links guiding to the right documentation pages.


Kubernetes requirements

Specific requirements related to each cloud provider is mentioned in the Requirements page