Guides

How to get started, and accomplish tasks, using Kubernetes.

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CoreOS on AWS or GCE

There are multiple guides on running Kubernetes with CoreOS:

Official CoreOS Guides

These guides are maintained by CoreOS and deploy Kubernetes the “CoreOS Way” with full TLS, the DNS add-on, and more. These guides pass Kubernetes conformance testing and we encourage you to test this yourself.

AWS Multi-Node

Guide and CLI tool for setting up a multi-node cluster on AWS. CloudFormation is used to set up a master and multiple workers in auto-scaling groups.


Bare Metal Multi-Node

Guide and HTTP/API service for PXE booting and provisioning a multi-node cluster on bare metal. Ignition is used to provision a master and multiple workers on the first boot from disk.

Vagrant Multi-Node

Guide to setting up a multi-node cluster on Vagrant. The deployer can independently configure the number of etcd nodes, master nodes, and worker nodes to bring up a fully HA control plane.


Vagrant Single-Node

The quickest way to set up a Kubernetes development environment locally. As easy as git clone, vagrant up and configuring kubectl.


Full Step by Step Guide

A generic guide to setting up an HA cluster on any cloud or bare metal, with full TLS. Repeat the master or worker steps to configure more machines of that role.

Community Guides

These guides are maintained by community members, cover specific platforms and use cases, and experiment with different ways of configuring Kubernetes on CoreOS.

Easy Multi-node Cluster on Google Compute Engine

Scripted installation of a single master, multi-worker cluster on GCE. Kubernetes components are managed by fleet.


Multi-node cluster using cloud-config and Weave on Vagrant

Configure a Vagrant-based cluster of 3 machines with networking provided by Weave.


Multi-node cluster using cloud-config and Vagrant

Configure a single master, multi-worker cluster locally, running on your choice of hypervisor: VirtualBox, Parallels, or VMware


Single-node cluster using a small OS X App

Guide to running a solo cluster (master + worker) controlled by an OS X menubar application. Uses xhyve + CoreOS under the hood.


Multi-node cluster with Vagrant and fleet units using a small OS X App

Guide to running a single master, multi-worker cluster controlled by an OS X menubar application. Uses Vagrant under the hood.


Multi-node cluster using cloud-config, CoreOS and VMware ESXi

Configure a single master, single worker cluster on VMware ESXi.


Single/Multi-node cluster using cloud-config, CoreOS and Foreman

Configure a standalone Kubernetes or a Kubernetes cluster with Foreman.

Support Level

IaaS Provider Config. Mgmt OS Networking Docs Conforms Support Level
GCE CoreOS CoreOS flannel docs   Community (@pires)
Vagrant CoreOS CoreOS flannel docs   Community (@pires, @AntonioMeireles)

For support level information on all solutions, see the Table of solutions chart.

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