Manage Node Pools

Prerequisites: Make sure you have the appropriate permissions and that you are working within an active cluster. Only Contract Owners, Administrators, or Users with the Create Kubernetes Clusters permission can create node pools within the cluster. You should already have a VDC in which the nodes can be provisioned.
1. Open MANAGER Resources > Kubernetes Manager
2. Select the cluster you want to add a node pool to from the list
3. Click + Create node pool
Create a node pool
4. Give the node pool a Name
Note the naming conventions for Kubernetes:
  • Maximum of 63 characters in length Begins and ends with an alphanumeric character ([a-z0-9A-Z])
  • Must not contain spaces or any other white-space characters
  • Can contain dashes (-), underscores (_), dots (.) in between
5. Choose a Data Center. Your node pool will be included in the selected data center. If you don't have a data center, you must first create one.
6. Select CPU and Storage Type. Then proceed with the other properties of the nodes. The nodes of the pool will all have the properties you select here.
7. Select the Node pool version that you wish to run
8. Select the number of nodes in the node pool
9. Select Storage Type
10. Click Create node pool
Create Kubernetes node pool modal
Result: Managed Kubernetes will start to provision the resources into your data center. This will take a while and the node pool can be used once it reaches the active state.
Try to avoid accessing the target data center while Managed Kubernetes is provisioning nodes, as concurrent manual interaction can cause undesirable results.

For further management of node pools, select the cluster you want to manage a node pool for from the list
1. Select Node pools in Cluster
2. Set the Node Count, this is the number of nodes in the pool
3. Select Version, this is a version of Kubernetes you want to run on the node pool
4. Select Attached private LANs from the dropdown list
5. Select the day and time of your preferred maintenance window, necessary maintenance for Managed Kubernetes will be performed accordingly
6. Click Update node pool
Updating a node pool modal
Managed Kubernetes will start to align the resources in the target data center. In case you have selected a new version for Kubernetes the operation may take a while and the node pool will be available for further changes once it reaches the active state.
Try to avoid accessing the target data center while Managed Kubernetes is provisioning nodes, as concurrent manual interaction can cause undesirable results.
The maintenance window starts at the time of your choosing and remains open for another four hours. All planned maintenance work will be performed within this window, however, not necessarily at the beginning.

1. Open Resource Manager > Kubernetes Manager
2. Select the cluster from which you want to remove the node pool
3. Select Node pools in Cluster to delete the node pool
4. Click Delete
Managed Kubernetes will start to remove the resources from the target data center and eventually delete the node pool.
Try to avoid accessing the target data center while Managed Kubernetes is provisioning nodes, as concurrent manual interaction can cause undesirable results.

When a node fails or becomes unresponsive you can rebuild that node. This will create a new node with an identical configuration that will replace the failed node. Make sure your node is active.
1. Open Resource Manager > Kubernetes Manager
2. Select the cluster and node pool that contains the failed node
3. Click the rebuild button of the node
4. Confirm the operation
Result: Managed Kubernetes starts a process, which is based on the node pool template. The template creates and configures a new node. It then waits for the status to display as ACTIVE. Once Active it migrates all the pods from the faulty node, deleting it once empty. While this operation occurs, the node pool will have an extra billable active node.
Try to avoid accessing the target data center while Managed Kubernetes is provisioning nodes, as concurrent manual interaction can cause undesirable results.
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Create a node pool
Update a node pool
Delete a node pool
Rebuild a node