Requirements for an AWS-based cluster

While planning the deployment of an AWS-based Mirantis Container Cloud cluster with Mirantis Kubernetes Engine, consider the requirements described below.

For system requirements for a bootstrap node, see Requirements for a bootstrap node.

Warning

Some of the AWS features required for Container Cloud may not be included into your AWS account quota. Therefore, carefully consider the AWS fees applied to your account that may increase for the Container Cloud infrastructure.

If you use a firewall or proxy, make sure that the bootstrap, management, and regional clusters have access to the following IP ranges and domain names:

  • IP ranges:

  • Domain names:

    • mirror.mirantis.com and repos.mirantis.com for packages

    • binary.mirantis.com for binaries and Helm charts

    • mirantis.azurecr.io for Docker images

    • mcc-metrics-prod-ns.servicebus.windows.net:9093 for Telemetry (port 443 if proxy is enabled)

    • mirantis.my.salesforce.com for Salesforce alerts

Note

  • Access to Salesforce is required from any Container Cloud cluster type.

  • If any additional Alertmanager notification receiver is enabled, for example, Slack, its endpoint must also be accessible from the cluster.

Note

If you want to deploy a managed cluster that is based on Equinix Metal on top of an AWS-based management cluster, see Requirements for an Equinix Metal based cluster.

Requirements for an AWS-based Container Cloud cluster

Resource

Management cluster

Managed cluster

Comment

# of nodes

3 (HA)

5 (6 with StackLight HA)

  • A management cluster requires 3 nodes for the manager nodes HA. Adding more than 3 nodes to a management or regional cluster is not supported.

  • A managed cluster requires 3 nodes for the manager nodes HA and 2 nodes for the Container Cloud workloads. If the multiserver mode is enabled for StackLight, 3 nodes are required for the Container Cloud workloads.

# of vCPUs per node

8

8

RAM in GB per node

16

16

Storage in GB per node

120

120

Operating system

Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04

For a management and managed cluster, a base Ubuntu 18.04 image is required.

Docker version

-

-

For a management and managed cluster, Mirantis Container Runtime 20.10.6 is deployed by Container Cloud as a CRI.

Instance type

c5d.2xlarge

c5d.2xlarge

To prevent issues with low RAM, Mirantis recommends the following types of instances for a managed cluster with 50-200 nodes:

  • c5d.4xlarge - manager node

  • r5.4xlarge - nodes where the StackLight server components run

Starting from Container Cloud 2.11.0, the /var/lib/docker Docker data is located on local NVMe SSDs by default. EBS is used for the operating system.

Bastion host instance type

t2.micro

t2.micro

The Bastion instance is created with a public Elastic IP address to allow SSH access to instances.

# of volumes

7 (total 110 GB)

5 (total 60 GB)

  • A management cluster requires 2 volumes for Container Cloud (total 50 GB) and 5 volumes for StackLight (total 60 GB)

  • A managed cluster requires 5 volumes for StackLight

# of Elastic load balancers to be used

10

6

  • Elastic LBs for a management cluster: 1 for Kubernetes, 4 for Container Cloud, 5 for StackLight

  • Elastic LBs for a managed cluster: 1 for Kubernetes and 5 for StackLight

# of Elastic IP addresses to be used

1

1