Developing Cloud Controller Manager
Kubernetes v1.11 [beta]
The cloud-controller-manager is a Kubernetes control plane component that embeds cloud-specific control logic. The cloud controller manager lets you link your cluster into your cloud provider's API, and separates out the components that interact with that cloud platform from components that only interact with your cluster.
By decoupling the interoperability logic between Kubernetes and the underlying cloud infrastructure, the cloud-controller-manager component enables cloud providers to release features at a different pace compared to the main Kubernetes project.
Since cloud providers develop and release at a different pace compared to the Kubernetes project, abstracting the provider-specific code to the
cloud-controller-manager binary allows cloud vendors to evolve independently from the core Kubernetes code.
The Kubernetes project provides skeleton cloud-controller-manager code with Go interfaces to allow you (or your cloud provider) to plug in your own implementations. This means that a cloud provider can implement a cloud-controller-manager by importing packages from Kubernetes core; each cloudprovider will register their own code by calling
cloudprovider.RegisterCloudProvider to update a global variable of available cloud providers.
Out of tree
To build an out-of-tree cloud-controller-manager for your cloud:
- Create a go package with an implementation that satisfies cloudprovider.Interface.
main.goin cloud-controller-manager from Kubernetes core as a template for your
main.go. As mentioned above, the only difference should be the cloud package that will be imported.
- Import your cloud package in
main.go, ensure your package has an
initblock to run
Many cloud providers publish their controller manager code as open source. If you are creating a new cloud-controller-manager from scratch, you could take an existing out-of-tree cloud controller manager as your starting point.
For in-tree cloud providers, you can run the in-tree cloud controller manager as a DaemonSet in your cluster. See Cloud Controller Manager Administration for more details.