Cloud Services

Container Cluster Management

Introduction to Container Cluster Management

Users can understand the clusters in which their applications are deployed and managed, and manage them using automation processes. Each component is implemented as a micro-service and operates in a Kubernetes cluster. The Container Cluster Management service supports the key capabilities described in Summary of features.

Container Cluster Management personas and operational privileges

Tool providers and open systems have provided supporting tools, such as Kubernetes and OpenShift, for development and operational teams. Kyndryl Container Cluster Management affords specific privileges to users and administrators of these tools based on responsibilities with which they are tasked. These users then employ features of the Container Cluster Management service to manage the support tools of choice. The Service provides the following list of key features:

  • Production systems monitoring on Kubernetes and Openshift clusters.
  • Visibility of logs in production without critical access

These service features are used by individuals in titled roled referred to as personas. Kyndryl Container Cluster Management targets two personas:

  • Alvin: Site Reliability Engineer
  • Maureen: Application Developer

Alvin and Maureen require different privileges in their assigned roles, and are thus granted appropriate privileges to enable the performance of their jobs. For details about privileges associated with these personas, go to Personas.

Container Cluster Management Functions

The following list provides details about Container Cluster Management functions:

  • Cluster: To view the different cluster data.
  • Cluster Configuration:To view the different Cluster configuration.
  • Actions: To leverage CCM Actions UI for efficient cluster resource management and action history tracking.
  • Network: To view the different Network data.
  • Storage: To view the different storage data.
  • Workloads: To view the different Workload data.
  • Cluster access control: To view the different Access control data.
  • Policy: To view the different policies.
  • Custom resources: To view the different Custom resources data.
  • My Dashboard: To personalize your dashboard experience with the most important data while finding relevant information briefly tailored to your unique needs from a single easy-to-use dashboard.
  • Glossary of terms: For definitions.
  • Audit Logs: For Audit logs

Container Cluster Management Provider Integration

Container Cluster Management integrates with all major public services (cloud service providers).

Container Cluster Management user integration

Users who become Container Cluster Management members can collaborate within the application with different levels of responsibilities based on specific needs and the specific access policy assigned to each group or member. To invite users to your platform, complete the following procedure:

  1. Select the main menu at the application's far upper left corner to view the navigation menu.
  2. Select Admin and choose IAM, the Identity Access Management (IAM) page allows you to manage user identities and regulate the user's access type.
  3. Select Add New and choose Add Users In the Add Users screen as an Administrator, you can configure the email invitation to send to the user. When selecting the invitation advance preferences next to the settings icon, you will find two drop-down menus to configure the language of the invitation email to send the user and the selection of Identity Provider.
  4. Enter the user's or users' email address and choose each user you want to invite. Only up to 100 emails per invitation are available.
  5. Select the desired access policy at the platform level for the user; the options are: Administrator and Editor
  6. Select the Add button at the bottom right of the screen. A confirmation message will be displayed with the date and time that the invitation was sent.

Container Cluster Management function requirements

For Kubernetes, at least one of the following applications is required:

  • Alibaba Cloud Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK)
  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
  • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS)

For additional details on supported public cloud providers, refer to Supported public cloud providers.


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