CONTAINERS ON BARE METAL
Stacki allows enterprises to deploy container applications on bare metal creating more robust environments.
Automated Bare Metal Provisioning
Install hundreds of machines at the same time using ISOs, RPMs, and dynamically generated kickstart files.
Multiple Network Configuration
Configure multiple network interfaces, multiple network types, and authenticated SSH password-less access to boot.
Script-Free Storage Configuration
Automate the configuration of your RAID controllers and partitioning of your heterogenous commodity hardware.
CLI or Spreadsheet Input of Target Servers
In addition to discovering servers over the network, Stacki allows input of target server information such as IP and hostname.
Why Stacki for Container Infrastructure?
By installing containers on bare metal, you waste no system resources on hardware emulation giving you higher performance than with virtual machines.
Provisioning a container environment on bare metal is easy with Stacki. While Stacki takes on the complexity of provisioning and configuring the servers, network, and disk, it can also spawn services, such as Kubernetes or Mesosphere to configure containers.
With Stacki you can install thousands of nodes for your environment in minutes, from power-on to ready-to-run containers.
Video: Using Stacki & Salt to Install Kubernetes on Bare Metal
Open Source Stacki Pallet for Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Stacki+Kubernetes, can deploy a Kubernetes stack on bare metal. This Pallet installed on top of Stacki, will give you a functioning Kubernetes cluster with a kubernetes-dashboard deployment if you request it.
*Note: This Pallet does not currently work with RHEL/CentOS 6 frontends. You must have a RHEL/CentOS 7 frontend set up at this time.
Spreadsheet Customization with Stacki Pro
Go a step further with your container deployments with Stacki Pro. Hosts can be entered via spreadsheet, or auto-detected as they boot on the private network. Attributes describe the cluster at the global level, the appliance at the install type level, or the server at the host level. Machines that are online can be managed from the UI. When a given host is selected the graphs show usage of that particular host, instead of the overall cluster.