Stacki for Kubernetes

The Stacki Pallet for Kubernetes gives you a fast and easy way to go
from bare metal to containers with Kubernetes in one step.
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Bare metal provides improved performance and resource utilization for container deployments. The Stacki Pallet for Kubernetes simplifies container installation and expansion on bare metal by allowing you to go from bare metal to containers in one step.


Automated Bare Metal Provisioning

Install hundreds of machines at the same 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.

The Open Source Stacki Pallet for Kubernetes

The open source Stacki Pallet for Kubernetes offers one of the fastest and easiest ways to go from bare metal to containers. There are many reasons why deploying containers directly on bare metal makes great sense – for highest performance as well as tremendous improvements in resource utilization.

Stacki fully installs the most complex cluster environments with near zero manual intervention while the Stacki Pallet for Kubernetes installs Kubernetes so you can build or expand your high performance container environments with ease. Stacki Pallets also provide the convenience of a “line of sight” from the application all the way through to the underlying server cluster.

Stacki Pro is the commercial version of the open source cluster management software, Stacki, that provides support and offer more features.

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Download the 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.

Download the following ISOs (MD5 checksum & MD5 checksum) to your frontend and visit the GitHub repo for documentation:

*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. Bare metal 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.

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