Getting started with CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms
Welcome to the getting started guide! This guide will help you understand and install CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms on Kubernetes platforms. This guide will go over the basic tasks to get CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms up and running.
Before jumping to the implementation, you should understand the infrastructure and skills needed to do an installation, as well as onboarding users and applications. You can take a look at this CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms planning guide for some important topics to consider before installation, such as verifying you are using a supported Kubernetes version, that you can have access to a namespace in Kubernetes, and other items.
Be sure that your Kubernetes cluster is set up correctly. Select your provider from the list below for details:
CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms is a stateful containerized application that is composed of multiple Kubernetes resources, such as Ingress, persistent volumes, and service accounts. Because of this, it is necessary to have a solid understanding of these resources.
CloudBees Core Managed Masters deploy container-based ephemeral agents on demand to complete jobs, which means a strong knowledge of containerization is vital in order to create, use and maintain such containers.
CloudBees recommends that your team becomes proficient with Kubernetes. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) offers training that can help you understand the architecture and concepts of Kubernetes.
Running Kubernetes in production at a large scale goes beyond CloudBees Core and your team needs to account for considerations, such as cluster monitoring, governance, logging, security and resiliency. We recommend that you follow the recommendations of your Kubernetes provider. The following are articles about this topic from public cloud providers:
In order to understand what you are going to be installing, go to the CloudBees Core reference architecture - Kubernetes, select your Kubernetes distribution and review the Kubernetes terminology and resources. The "CloudBees Core Kubernetes resources" section explain each of the Kubernetes resources that will be installed. You can also find important information about agent and master provisioning, ports needed and a visualization of the CloudBees Core architecture explained using Kubernetes resources.
Select each item below to learn about different aspects of the logical architecture.
Distributing your workloads in different masters:
This is a video series about how to install and begin the initial setup of CloudBees Core. The installation video shows you how to use the CloudBees Core Helm chart with HTTPS support and NGINX Ingress Controller, if you don’t have it already. Even though the video series focuses on GKE, it is a good resource for other cloud providers as it provides a set of tasks that are not specific to a certain Kubernetes provider.
Review the following security information: