Kubernetes Getting Started Guide

This guide will demonstrate, step-by-step, how to setup, scale, and heal a Kubernetes cluster.

We will use ClearGLASS and Cloudify to automate the provisioning of the cluster and to simplify other management capabilities.

Step 1: Prepare your ClearGLASS account

Estimated time to complete steps: <6 minutes

Create or log in to your ClearGLASS account (ignore if you are already a ClearGLASS user) From the ClearGLASS console: Add a cloud (AWS, DigitalOcean,, or OpenStack) Configure SSH keys

Step 2: Add the Cloudify Kubernetes blueprint to your ClearGLASS account

You will use a Cloudify blueprint to provision the Kubernetes cluster on a public and/or private cloud. The Cloudify blueprint is maintained by ClearGLASS.

Estimated time to complete steps: <1 minute

From within the ClearGLASS console, click Template Click Add Your Template Select Catalog Templates From the dropdown menu, select Kubernetes blueprint Click Add


Step 3: Provision the Kubernetes cluster

Estimated time to complete steps: <1 minute

Provisioning: 10 - 20 minutes (varies per provider)

1. From the Template page, click Create Stack 2. Complete the form: a. Give the stack a name b. Select a Cloud c. Select a Location d. Select an instance Size e. Select an image (any modern Linux distro: CoreOS, Ubuntu 16.04, CentOS will work) f. Select a key for the master and worker nodes g. Click Create Stack 3. Depending on the cloud provider, it will take 10 - 20 minutes to complete the provisioning and configuration processes [image]

Step 4: Accessing the Kubernetes cluster

From the Stack page, navigate to the Output section. The Output section provides: Kubectl command, user name, and password Kubernetes Dashboard URL, username, and password


If you have trouble provisioning or scaling the Kubernetes cluster or have technical questions, contact the ClearGLASS support team for help.

content/en_us/cg_kubernetes-getting-started-guide.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/13 04:46 by cjones