Kubernetes is a container orchestration system. By using Selectel Kubernetes service, you simplify the deployment, scaling, and container infrastructure maintenance. Selectel is responsible for updating versions, providing security and availability of the Control Plane Kubernetes.
The service is built on the basis of the Selectel Cloud platform and uses its resources for cluster worker nodes: servers, load balancers, networks, and volumes.
Control Plane consists of 3 master nodes that run in different Availability zones of a single region.
|Managed Kubernetes cluster||An object consisting of several master nodes and one or more node groups|
|Master nodes||A component managing the cluster|
|Node group||Cluster nodes of the same configuration grouped together and located in the same zone. A structural cluster unit in which you can change the amount of nodes|
|Node||A virtual machine on which the user deploys containers and hosts the services of their cluster|
|Boot volume||A volume for node operating system and temporary container data|
The virtual machine resources used as cluster nodes, volumes, load balancers, and network resources, are charged at the cost of the Cloud platform resources.
A private network will be created when creating a cluster in the Control panel. All cluster nodes will be added to this network.
If you want to create a cluster in an already existing private network, please create a ticket.
Calico is used as CNI in the Managed Kubernetes clusters.
Use the Service with the type LoadBalancer to provide a public address for applications running in a cluster. After creating a service with the type LoadBalancer, the system will create and connect a Load balancer with a public IP address.
An example of a service description with the LoadBalancer type:
# nginx-loadbalancer.yaml apiVersion: v1 kind: Service metadata: name: nginx-loadbalancer labels: app: webservice spec: type: LoadBalancer ports: - port: 80 protocol: TCP selector: app: webservice
The load balancer will appear in the Load balancers section of your project in the Сontrol panel.
We recommend you to perform all actions with the load balancers using kubectl to avoid errors.
You can create a pod with a Persistent Volume that will remain when the pod is deleted. An example of specification for creating a pod with a persistent volume:
# nginx-with-volume.yaml apiVersion: v1 kind: Pod metadata: name: nginx labels: app: webservice spec: containers: - name: nginx image: library/nginx:1.17-alpine ports: - containerPort: 80 volumeMounts: - mountPath: "/var/www/html" name: data volumes: - name: data persistentVolumeClaim: claimName: my-pv-claim
More information about the specifications for creating a pod can be found in the official documentation. Persistent volumes are available only within a single zone. A StorageClass object is used when creating a persistent volume. SStorageClass allow you to pre-describe the configuration of persistent volumes that you will need in the cluster. You must specify the volume type and the zone in the Storage Class object. For example, to create a fast volume in the ru-1a zone, specify the fast.ru-1a type and the ru-1a availability zone in the Storage Class description in spec field. Fast, basic, and universal volumes are the network volumes of the Selectel Cloud platform.
Please note that the zone in the PVC type must match the zone of the node to which it must be connected. When using multiple zones for the cluster nodes and the PVC, you need to specify their binding to the zone in the description of Pod objects.
You can only work with volumes in the ReadWriteOnce mode.
All volumes are displayed in the Volumes section of the Control panel.
We recommend you to perform all actions with volumes using kubectl to avoid errors.
Automatic actions may be performed to maintain your clusters and auto-update system certificates during the maintenance window.
Every day at the specified hour, the cluster switches to the MAINTENANCE mode. Any cluster scaling is unavailable during the maintenance window. This period may last up to two hours. You can specify the start time in the Control panel. When creating a cluster in the Control panel, the default time will be set to 4 a.m. in your time zone.
The cluster operates as usual and is accessible over the network with the MAINTENANCE status. The applications running in a cluster will run without changes, stops, or any delays.
- ACTIVE — the cluster is available
- PENDING_CREATE — the cluster is being created
- PENDING_ROTATE_CERTS — certificates and keys for Kubernetes Control Plane are being updated
- PENDING_DELETE — the cluster is being deleted
- PENDING_RESIZE — the amount of nodes or node groups is being changed
- PENDING_NODE_REINSTALL — one of the nodes is being reinstalled
- ERROR — the cluster is not running, please create a ticket
- MAINTENANCE — the cluster is in the maintenance window
Please note that for all statuses except ACTIVE one, some cluster actions can be blocked at the service API level.
|Maximum number of Kubernetes clusters in a single project of one region||2|
|Maximum amount of node groups in one Kubernetes cluster||4|
|Maximum amount of nodes in one node group||15|
|Maximum amount of vCPU nodes||8|
|Maximum amount of RAM nodes||64 GB|
|Maximum capacity of the node boot volume||512 GB|