Create a Kubernetes cluster

1. Open the Kubernetes tab and click Create Cluster.

2. Select a region, i.e., the location of the data center where your cluster will be deployed.

3. Select your Kubernetes cluster version.

4. Under Pools, configure a set of cluster nodes with the same specifications.

Do the following steps on the expanded tab.

Enter the pool name.

For Initial number of nodes, set the number of nodes to be deployed right after the cluster is created.

For Minimum number of nodes, set the limit of nodes to be deployed when Autoscaling is on and workload decreases.

For Maximum number of nodes, set the limit of nodes to be deployed when Autoscaling is on and workload increases.

For Type, select a configuration of VMs for your pool. Five groups of configurations are available:

  • Standard. These are machines on which the amount of memory in GB is 2-4 times higher than that of vCPUs.
  • vCPU. These are machines on which the amount of vCPUs equals the amount of memory in GB.
  • Memory. These are machines on which the amount of memory in GB is much higher (up to 8 times) than that of vCPUs.
  • High Frequency. These are machines with a high CPU clock speed (3.7 GHz in the basic configuration).
  • SGX. These are machines that support Intel SGX technology.

For Volume settings, specify the disk size in GiB and select one of four disk types:

  • High IOPS SSD. Network SSD block storage designed for latency-sensitive transactional workloads (60 IOPS per 1 GiB; 2.5 MB/s per 1 GiB). The IOPS performance limit is 9,000. The bandwidth limit is 500 MB/s.
  • Standard. High-performance network SSD block storage (6 IOPS per 1 GiB; 0.4 MB/s per 1 GiB). The IOPS performance limit is 4,500. The bandwidth limit is 300 MB/s.
  • Cold. Network HDD block storage. The maximum number of IOPS is 1,000. The bandwidth limit is 100 MB/s.
  • Ultra. Network HDD block storage, similar to Cold disks. The maximum number of IOPS is 1,000. The bandwidth limit is 100 MB/s.
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Add as many pools as you need using the Add pool button.

5. Turn on Autohealing nodes in cluster to enable automatic recovery of failed nodes (optional).

The option monitors node statuses. When it detects a non-working node, the auto healer initiates a replacement. If one machine fails, the application won't remain idle. The node will be replaced, and the app will keep working.

6. Turn on External DNS to automatically configure DNS records for your app running in the cluster (optional).

If you activate this option, we'll deploy the ExternalDNS tool within your cluster. When you set up ingress in your cluster, the tool will automatically create DNS records, so your app will become discoverable via our public DNS servers.

7. Under Network settings, select a network and subnet from existing ones or create a new one.

8. Under SSH key, specify the key that will be added to all nodes for connection.

You can select the key from existing ones or create a new one.

9. Enter the cluster name.

10. On the right side of the screen, double-check the cluster settings. If everything is correct, click Create cluster.

The cluster will be created in a few minutes!

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