The cluster administration overview is for anyone creating or administering a Kubernetes cluster. It assumes some familiarity with concepts in the User Guide.
See the guides in Picking the Right Solution for examples of how to plan, set up, and configure Kubernetes clusters. The solutions listed in this article are called distros.
Before choosing a guide, here are some considerations:
Note: Not all distros are actively maintained. Choose distros which have been tested with a recent version of Kubernetes.
If you are using a guide involving Salt, see Configuring Kubernetes with Salt.
Managing a cluster describes several topics related to the lifecycle of a cluster: creating a new cluster, upgrading your cluster’s master and worker nodes, performing node maintenance (e.g. kernel upgrades), and upgrading the Kubernetes API version of a running cluster.
Learn how to manage nodes.
Learn how to set up and manage the resource quota for shared clusters.
Kubernetes Container Environment describes the environment for Kubelet managed containers on a Kubernetes node.
Controlling Access to the Kubernetes API describes how to set up permissions for users and service accounts.
Authenticating explains authentication in Kubernetes, including the various authentication options.
Authorization is separate from authentication, and controls how HTTP calls are handled.
Using Admission Controllers explains plug-ins which intercepts requests to the Kubernetes API server after authentication and authorization.
Using Sysctls in a Kubernetes Cluster describes to an administrator how to use the
sysctl command-line tool to set kernel parameters .
Auditing describes how to interact with Kubernetes’ audit logs.
DNS Integration with SkyDNS describes how to resolve a DNS name directly to a Kubernetes service.
Logging and Monitoring Cluster Activity explains how logging in Kubernetes works and how to implement it.