Deckhouse Platform in Microsoft Azure

Caution! Only regions where Availability Zones are available are supported.

Installation process

You will need:

  1. Personal computer.

    The computer from which the installation will be performed. It is only needed to run the Deckhouse installer and will not be part of the cluster.

    Requirements:

    • OS: Windows 10+, macOS 10.15+, Linux (e.g. Ubuntu 18.04+, Fedora 35+);
    • installed docker to run the installer (here are the instructions for Ubuntu, macOS, Windows);

    • HTTPS access to the registry.deckhouse.io container image registry (it is also possible to use a third-party registry);
    • access to the API of the cloud provider, an account with rights to create resources, and a configured Azure CLI utility;
    • SSH key access to the node, the master node of the future cluster.
  2. Master-node (nodes) (will be created automatically during the installation).

    A server (virtual machine), the master node of the future cluster.

    During the installation, the Deckhouse installer running on the personal computer (section 1) will connect to the cloud provider API to create a master-node of a Kubernetes cluster and deploy Deckhouse.

    The number of master nodes created during the installation process depends on the set of nodes selected at the following stages of the guide.

    Requirements:

    • at least 4 CPU cores;
    • at least 8 GB of RAM;
    • at least 40 GB of disk space for the cluster and etcd data;
    • supported OS;

    • HTTPS access to the registry.deckhouse.io container image registry (it is also possible to use a third-party registry);
    • SSH key access from the personal computer (section 1);
    • container runtime packages, such as containerd or docker, should not be installed on the node.
  3. Additional nodes (not required).

    Depending on the cluster configuration chosen in the following steps of the guide, additional nodes will be automatically provisioned from the selected cloud provider.

    Below are the minimum requirements for any node (node group):

    • supported OS;

    • HTTPS access to the registry.deckhouse.io container image registry (it is also possible to use a third-party registry).
    • container runtime packages, such as containerd or docker, should not be installed on the node.

    Below are the minimum requirements for any node (node group) with the monitoring role (learn more):

    • at least 4 CPU cores;
    • at least 8 GB of RAM.

    By default, the default storage class defined in the cluster is used as storage for system components (or emptydir, if it is not defined). You can specify the storage class using the global parameter storageClass.

The presentation below is an overview of the actions that will be required to install Deckhouse Platform. While it’s totally fine to skip it, we recommend that you watch it to better understand the following steps.

Note that it’s only a brief, abstract overview. The specific actions and commands to execute will be given on the next steps.