After creating a provider, you create a Kubernetes cluster. To configure your cluster correctly, review the cluster configuration settings.

Node Types

A Kubernetes cluster is comprised of two types of nodes. Each node in the VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes is a VM. Node settings can be changed after cluster deployment.

Master Nodes

A master node provides the Kubernetes API service, scheduler, replicator, and so on. It manages the worker nodes. A cluster with a single master node is valid but has no redundancy.

Worker Nodes

A worker node hosts your containers. A cluster with a single worker node is valid but has no redundancy.

Cluster Types

VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes supports two types of clusters. The cluster type cannot be changed after cluster deployment.

Exclusive Cluster

In an exclusive cluster, multi-tenancy is not supported. Any authorized Kubernetes user using the Kubernetes CLI of APIs has namespace management privileges.

The exclusive cluster provides a familiar environment for developers who deploy Kubernetes themselves.

Shared Cluster

In a shared cluster, multi-tenancy is supported and enforced by the Kubernetes namespace. Only a VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes administrator using the VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes interface or CLI has namespace management privileges.

The shared cluster is an environment where the administrator can manage resource isolation among users.