Below you will find the step by step guide for the initial setup as well as the typical operational flow.
- Go to your preferred browser and access the Kubeark Platform at
- Enter your credentials received from the organzation administrator (or directly from Kubeark)
- If the authentication is successful, you will be taken to the Kubeark's platform dashboard where you will see all possible menus and actions according to your role
According to the operational flow, the first logical step to take in developing your specific deployment is to define the cluster configuration.
- On the left-hand side of the main platform interface, go to the
Clustersand here you will find a list with all predefined clusters according to your license and organizational settings
- Look for your preferred cluster in the list and make sure the Status is set to
- Here you will also find the
Add existing clusteroption - this menu will open a configuration page where you will be able to add all the attributes for your new cluster. Detailed information about creating a cluster is available here Clusters
Once you have selected your clusters, you will need to setup your deployment templates, which can be organized in template groups. Kubeark uses
Groupsas a fundamental aspect of the deployment management system. This acts as a top layer which allows you to track and manage multiple connected apps and deployments in a single, manageable unit.
- Go to the
Template Managementmenu on the left-hand side of your platform interface. Here you will find the
- First, let’s create a new Template Group. Select
Create template group
Once you have added all the attributes, click on
Save. Your newly created template group will appear on the list.
- Now, let’s start adding templates to the newly created
- Select your new group from the list and here you will see the Templates list.
- Select the
- Templates can be added to your group in multiple ways. Kubeark platform will display the following options:
Create template- this is the option for creating a template from scratch, using text fields and attributes. Detailed information for creating a new template, as well as an explanation of the mandatory and optional attributes, can be found here Templates
Upload template- this option allows you to create a new template by uploading a configuration file. Click or drag a file to the highlighted area and select
Raw edit- this option opens an on-screen code editor for manually adding your configuration attributes. Once you have added your configuration, click on
Validate templateand then
For uploading a template from a configuration file, the only accepted format is
.json. For manually configuring the templates using the
Raw editoption, the accepted configuration formats are .
Great! We have created a new template group and we have now added our preferred templates to the group. All of our templates will show on the list under the
Groupsmenu. Next, let’s learn how to deploy the templates we have just created. Let’s deploy our new template:
- From the
Templates Managementmain menu, select
- Here you will see a list of all your Deployments as well as relevant information such as status, resource utilization and others.
- Select your newly created deployment and validate all your deployment details for consistency. The available menu displays information about the