Mirantis’s Launchpad CLI Tool (Launchpad) is a command-line deployment and lifecycle-management tool that runs on virtually any Linux, Mac, or Windows machine. It simplifies and automates MKE, MSR, and MCR installation and deployments on public clouds, private clouds, virtualization platforms, and bare metal.

In addition, Launchpad provides full cluster lifecycle management. Using Launchpad, multi-manager, high availability clusters (defined as having sufficient node capacity to move active workloads around while updating) can be upgraded with no downtime.


Launchpad is distributed as a binary executable. The main integration point with cluster management is the launchpad apply command and the input launchpad.yaml configuration for the cluster. As the configuration is in YAML format, you can integrate other tooling with Launchpad.