Links to resources for setting up a Kubernetes environment
Administrators are typically responsible for installing and managing Kubernetes-based clusters in a production environment. In addition, as mentioned in Factors to consider for production planning, it is a good idea to have a staging environment that mirrors the production environment as closely as possible.
This page provides links to installation information for Kubernetes platforms. For Lightbend technologies, You will also need a command line interface (CLI), such as
oc on workstations that will have access to manipulate cluster objects.
The IBM Cloud Pak System includes IBM Cloud Paks, Vmware and Red Hat Openshift. It provides a virtualized cloud operating environment optimized for building, integrating, automating, running and managing containerized applications and Kubernetes-based workloads. Several Paks are available for different use cases. Each Pak installs a container platform, containerized IBM middleware and open source components, and common software services for development and management—on top of a common integration layer.
Azure Kubernetes Service documentation includes quickstart guides and tutorials for installing AKS using the portal or the command line.
A good place to start for instructions to install OpenShift is Install OpenShift Container Platform. The GitHub OpenShift-Ansible repo contains Ansible roles and playbooks to install, upgrade, and manage OpenShift clusters. The installation and management of a capable, multi-node cluster requires the execution of Ansible from the bootstrap node. The installation of production-like cluster is thus specific to the target environment.