What happens behind the scenes

Behind the scenes, NetApp HCI creates a bootstrap agent that establishes an encrypted communication tunnel to the NetApp Kubernetes Service control plane and creates a service cluster.

The service cluster, connected to NetApp Kubernetes Service, acts as a service orchestrator to deploy services and update itself. The NetApp Kubernetes Service agent maintains the tunnel, maintains deployed service clusters, and enables you to create workload clusters on which you can place applications or solutions.

After a service cluster is deployed on your system, NetApp HCI is able to push requested software along with updates to your NetApp HCI systems.