Create a Kubernetes Cluster on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

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Learn how to create a Kubernetes cluster on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) using NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS).

To create a GCP cluster, you will need:

For more details, see our Requirements page.

Step 1: Choose a Provider

Log in to NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS). Click CLUSTERS then click + ADD CLUSTER.

Create Kubernetes Cluster on GCP

Click the Google Cloud tile to select Google Cloud as a provider.

Create Kubernetes Cluster on GCP


  • The cluster build version (Classic or Experimental)

  • SSH credentials

  • The Workspace (if applicable)

  • The credentials. You can click Add Credentials to add a new set of credentials.

Then click NEXT to proceed.

Create Kubernetes Cluster on GCP

Step 2: Configure Provider

We choose sensible defaults for basic Google Cloud cluster builds to get you going quickly. On this step, you can modify these settings to meet your requirements:

  • Number, type, and size of master and worker nodes.

  • Region, Resource Group, and Virtual Network.

When the provider configurations are correct, click NEXT.

Step 3: Configure Cluster

On the third step, you can make any desired changes to your cluster configuration:

  • Edit or refresh the randomly-generated cluster name.

  • Change the orchestration version.

  • Change the Pod Network CIDR.

  • Change the Service Network CIDR.

When your cluster configurations are ready, click NEXT.

Step 4: Review and Confirm

Review and confirm all of the settings for your Kubernetes cluster. You can click "edit" in any section to make changes.

When you have verified that everything is correct, click CREATE. Your cluster will begin building, and will soon be ready for use.

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