Pre-installation requirements for CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms on GKE

For details about supported platforms for CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms, such as supported Kubernetes, Helm, and NFS versions, refer to Supported platforms for CloudBees Core on modern cloud platforms.

The CloudBees Core installer requires:

  • On your local computer or a bastion host:

    • Kubernetes client 1.x, starting with 1.10, installed and configured (kubectl)

    • gcloud (See Installing Google Cloud SDK for instructions)

  • A GKE cluster running running Kubernetes 1.x, starting with 1.10, as long as it is actively supported by the Kubernetes distribution provider and generally available

    • With nodes that have at least 2 CPUs, 4 GiBs of memory (so nodes have 1 full CPU / 1 GiB available after running a master with default settings)

    • Must have network access to container images (public Docker Hub or a private Docker Registry)

  • The NGINX Ingress Controller installed in the cluster.

    • Load balancer configured and pointing to the NGINX Ingress Controller

    • A DNS record that points to the NGINX Ingress Controller Load balancer

    • TLS certificates (needed when you deploy CloudBees Core)

  • A namespace in the cluster (provided by your admin) with permissions to create Role and RoleBinding objects

  • Kubernetes cluster Default Storage Class defined and ready to use

Kubernetes beta releases are not supported. Use production releases.

Creating your GKE Cluster

The GKE cluster requirements must be satisfied before CloudBees Core can be installed.

To create a Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) cluster refer to the official Google documentation Create a GKE cluster.

More information on administering a Google Kubernetes cluster is available from the Kubernetes Engine How-to Guides.

More information on Kubernetes concepts is available from the Kubernetes site, including: