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Learn how to create a Kubernetes cluster in your VMware environment in three clicks, using NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS).

The ability to create VMware clusters with NKS is currently in pre-release. This feature is not GA (Generally Available).


Step 1: Add Cluster

Log in to NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS) and click + ADD CLUSTER.

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Click the VMware tile to select VMware as the provider.

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Step 2: Provider Configuration

Click the Edit link on the left to edit the provider details. Select your VMware environment from the VMware Installation drop-down menu, then click Save.

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Update any of the following if you wish:

  • Number and size of master and worker nodes.

  • NKS workspace.

  • SSH keypair.

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When your provider configurations are ready, click SUBMIT.

Step 3: Configure Your Cluster

On this step, you can configure your Kubernetes cluster:

  • Set the cluster name.

  • Change the Kubernetes version.

  • Update the Pod and/or Service Network

  • Change the OS distribution.

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Verify that all the choices are correct, then click Submit. This will start building your NetApp on VMware, and it will be ready for use within minutes.

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