Kubernetes is an open-source system allowing its users to run, manage and scale containerized apps.
This great tool is about to be automatically deployable in XO!
A new feature is coming to the hub: XO recipes!
Based on the hub's template feature and cloudinit, XO recipes will allow a user to deploy several VMs at once in order to create turnkey deployments very easily.
Kubernetes cluster recipe
The first recipe available in the hub will be a kubernetes cluster.
It will be possible from XO to deploy in a few clicks:
- a kubernetes master
- a configurable number of kubernetes nodes working for the master
The cluster will be ready to be used at the end of the deployment.
Here's a Kubernetes cluster with 1 master and 3 nodes
How it looks in XO
This is a work in progress so the UI might change a bit between the following screenshots and the released feature.
1 - Where to find the recipe?
The hub page now has a recipes tab
2 - How to execute a recipe?
Each recipe has a specific form to fill to customize the execution
Here's the form to fill for the kubernetes cluster
3 - How do you know the recipe is finished?
A toast message will appear in the top right corner of XO allowing you to view the created VMs
Keep in mind that a recipe can take some time to be executed successfully as some VMs need other VMs to boot to completion.
4 - How to manage the VMs of a recipe?
The VMs of a recipe have a common tag
xo:recipe:<recipe_name>:<timestamp>allowing you to group them
Enhanced Kubernetes cluster recipe
- Possibility to create a cluster with more than 1 master
More recipes to come