Deckhouse Platform on VMware vSphere

Configure cluster

This template is used for system apps domains within the cluster, e.g., Grafana for %s.example.com will be available as grafana.example.com.
This prefix is used for names of cluster objects created by Deckhouse (virtual machines, networks, security policies, etc.).
This key is passed to the cloud provider during the virtual machine creation process.

Select layout

Layout — the way how resources are located in the cloud. There are several pre-defined layouts.

Currently this is the only placement strategy for vSphere provider. It provides deep customization options for lots of network layouts.

Here we’ll describe setting up a cluster on a single Network which has a DHCP server and access to the Internet.

Select preset

Preset — the structure of nodes in the cluster. There are several pre-defined presets.

  • The cluster consists of one master node and one worker node.
  • Kubernetes Control Plane and Deckhouse controller run on the master node.
  • Deckhouse deploys other components (Ingress Controller, Prometheus, cert-manager, etc.) on the worker node.
  • Your applications should run on the worker node.
  • Highly Available Kubernetes Control Plane.
  • The cluster consists of three master nodes and two worker nodes.
  • Kubernetes Control Plane and Deckhouse controller run on master nodes.
  • Deckhouse deploys other components (Ingress Controller, Prometheus, cert-manager, etc.) on the worker nodes.
  • Your applications should run on the worker nodes.
  • Highly Available Kubernetes Control Plane.
  • The cluster consists of three master nodes, two system nodes, several frontend nodes, and one worker node.
  • Kubernetes Control Plane and Deckhouse controller run on master nodes.
  • Deckhouse deploys system components (Prometheus, cert-manager, etc.) on system nodes.
  • Deckhouse deploys Ingress Controller on frontend nodes. The number of frontend nodes depends on the number of availability zones in a cloud provider.
  • Your applications should run on the worker node.