Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

Feature Overview

The Cloud Provider Cluster Support features enable users to create, upgrade, resize, and delete a Google Kubernetes Cluster (GKE) from within Nirmata.

How to Manage a GKE Cluster in Nirmata

To manage a GKE Cluster in Nirmata, add Google as a Cloud Provider in Nirmata. A valid Google Cloud Provider account and credentials is required.

See GCE Cloud Provider for full documentation on adding Google as a Cloud Provider.

Create a GKE Cluster

To add a GKE Cluster in Nirmata, select Clusters from the sidebar menu and then click the +Add Cluster button.

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Select Create GKE Cluster and click Complete Setup.

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Enter the Configure Cluster Details and click Next.

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Complete the Configure Cluster Details and click Create Cluster.

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The Cluster will begin building.

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In 10 to 15 minutes, the new Cluster is visible in Nirmata and in the Google Cloud Provider dashboard.

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Upgrade a GKE Cluster

NOTE: The Kubernetes version associated with a cluster cannot be downgraded. To upgrade the Kubernetes version of a GKE Cluster, navigate to the cluster from the Cluster menu.

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Select Upgrade Cluster from the Settings menu.

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Select the new Kubernetes version from the drop-down menu and click Save.

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The upgrade is reflected in Google Cloud Platform and Nirmata.

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Resize a GKE Cluster

To change the number of nodes in a GKE Cluster, navigate to the cluster from the Cluster menu.

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Open the Settings menu and select Resize Cluster.

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Enter the new node count and click Save.

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The new nodes are reflected on the Nirmata Cluster dashboard.

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Delete a GKE Cluster

NOTE: All Applications and Environments running inside the cluster must be stopped and deleted before deleting the cluster.

To delete a GKE Cluster, navigate to the cluster from the Cluster menu.

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From the Settings menu, select Delete Cluster.

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Enter the Cluster name and click Delete.

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The cluster is deleted in Nirmata and Google Cloud Platform.

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