Before you begin

Before you start the cluster deployment, verify that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements for an Equinix Metal based management cluster.

Note

For the bootstrap node, you can use any local machine running Ubuntu 18.04 with the following resources:

  • 2 vCPUs

  • 4 GB of RAM

  • 5 GB of available storage

Minimum hardware requirements for a management cluster

Resource

Requirement

# of nodes

3 (for HA)

# of vCPUs

24 (8 per node)

RAM in GB

48 (16 per node)

Server type

c3.small.x86 0

# of Elastic IP addresses

12

0

Most available Equinix Metal servers are configured with minimal requirements to deploy Container Cloud clusters. However, ensure that the selected Equinix Metal server type meets the following minimal requirements:

  • 16 GB RAM

  • 8 CPUs

  • 2 storage devices with more than 120 GB each

Warning

If the Equinix Metal data center has not enough capacity, the server provisioning request will fail. Servers of particular types can be unavailable at a given time. Therefore, before you deploy a cluster, verify that the selected server type is available as described in Verify the capacity of the Equinix Metal facility.

Minimum software requirements for a management cluster

Software

Version

Operating system distribution

Ubuntu 18.04

Docker

Current version available for Ubuntu 18.04