Deploy a Kubernetes cluster

Deploy a Kubernetes clusterΒΆ

The MCP Containers as a Service architecture enables you to easily deploy a Kubernetes cluster on bare metal with Calico plugin set for Kubernetes networking.


OpenContrail 4.x for Kubernetes 1.12 is not supported yet.

This section explains how to configure and launch the Kubernetes cluster deployment pipeline using DriveTrain.

You can enable an external Ceph RBD storage in your Kubernetes cluster as required. For new deployments, enable the corresponding parameters while creating your deployment metadata model as described in Create a deployment metadata model using the Model Designer UI. For existing deployments, follow the Enable an external Ceph RBD storage procedure.

You can also deploy ExternalDNS to set up a DNS management server in order to control DNS records dynamically through Kubernetes resources and make Kubernetes resources discoverable through public DNS servers.

If you have a predeployed OpenStack environment, you can deploy a Kubernetes cluster on top of OpenStack and enable the OpenStack cloud provider functionality. It allows you to leverage Cinder volumes and Neutron LBaaS (Octavia) that enhance the Kubernetes cluster functionality.

Depending on your cluster configuration, proceed with one of the sections listed below.


For production environments, CI/CD should be deployed on a per-customer basis.

For testing purposes, you can use the central Jenkins lab that is available for Mirantis employees only. To be able to configure and execute Jenkins pipelines using the lab, you need to log in to the Jenkins web UI with your Launchpad credentials.