Deploy an additional regional cluster (optional)

After you bootstrap a management cluster of the required cloud provider type, you can optionally deploy an additional regional cluster of the same or different provider type. For details about regions, see Container Cloud regions.

Perform this procedure if you wish to operate managed clusters across clouds from a single Mirantis Container Cloud management plane.


  • A regional cluster requires access to the management cluster.

  • If you deploy a management cluster on a public cloud, such as AWS, Equinix Metal with public networking, or Microsoft Azure, you can add any type of regional clusters except Equinix Metal with private networking.

    For Equinix Metal with private networking, you can only create a regional cluster on top of a management cluster based on Equinix Metal with private networking. This limitation will be lifted in one of future Container Cloud releases.

  • If you deploy a management cluster on a private cloud, such as OpenStack or vSphere, you can add only private-based regional clusters.

Multi-regional deployment enables you to create managed clusters of several provider types using one management cluster. For example, you can bootstrap an AWS-based management cluster and deploy an OpenStack-based regional cluster on this management cluster. Such cluster enables creation of OpenStack-based and AWS-based managed clusters with Kubernetes deployments.


If the bootstrap node for deployment of an additional regional cluster is not the same where you bootstrapped the management cluster, first prepare the bootstrap as described in Configure the bootstrap node.