This module is enabled by default.

The Pod specification must contain the appropriate priorityClassName. It is essential to set the priorityClassName correctly. If in doubt, get your colleagues to help you.

Any priorityClassName set to a Pod cannot lower its priority because the scheduler considers Pods without the priority-class as having the lowest (develop) priority.

Below is the list of priority classes set by the module (sorted by the priority, starting with the higher one). Caution! Note that you cannot use the following PriorityClasses: system-cluster-critical, node-cluster-critical, cluster-medium, cluster-low.

Priority Class Description Value
system-node-critical Cluster components that are must to be present on the node. This priority class fully protects components against eviction by kubelet.
node-local-dns, node-exporter, csi
system-cluster-critical Cluster components that are critical to its correct operation. This PriorityClass is mandatory for MutatingWebhooks and Extension API servers. It also fully protects components against eviction by kubelet.
kube-dns, coredns, kube-proxy, flannel, kube-api-server, kube-controller-manager, kube-scheduler, cluster-autoscaler, kube-dns, machine-controller-manager.
production-high Stateful applications in the production environment. Their unavailability leads to service downtime or data loss (postgresql, memcached, redis, mongo, etc.). 9000
cluster-medium Cluster components responsible for monitoring (alerts, diagnostic tools) and autoscaling. Monitoring tools help engineers assess the scale of incidents; autoscaling provides the necessary resources to applications.
deckhouse, kube-state-metrics, madison-proxy, node-exporter, trickster, grafana, kube-router, monitoring-ping, okmeter, smoke-mini
production-medium Main stateless applications in the production environment that are responsible for operating the service for end-users. 6000
deployment-machinery Cluster components that are responsible for deploying/building (helm, werf).
production-low Non-critical, secondary applications in the production environment (crons, admin dashboards, batch processing). For important batch or cron jobs, consider assigning them the production-medium priority. 4000
staging Staging environments for applications. 3000
cluster-low Cluster components that are desirable but not essential for proper cluster operation.
prometheus-operator, dashboard, dashboard-oauth2-proxy, cert-manager, prometheus, prometheus-longterm
develop (default) Dev-environments for applications. The default class for a component (if other priority classes aren’t set). 1000
standby This class is not intended for applications. It is used for system purposes (reserving nodes). -1