Deploying a Managed Kubernetes Cluster in 15 minutes with IONOS Enterprise Cloud

First, log into the IONOS dashboard using your account credentials

If required you can also create a group which can have the relevant privileges for creating and managing the Kubernetes clusters within the account. Select the User manager from the Manager Resources menu on the banner.

A group can be created and the associated privileges applied for creating Kubernetes clusters.

To start creating a Kubernetes cluster select Kubernetes Manager from the Manager resources menu.

Click ‘Create Cluster’

Provide a name for the cluster and click ‘Create Cluster’

The cluster will be created and should take around 3-5 minutes to create.

Once created the status will change to ‘Green’ and then node pools can be created within the cluster, click ‘Create node pool’ to create anode pool.

Provide a name for the node pool

A node pool will be created within a data center and you will be provided with the ability to either create a new data center or select an existing data center.

With a data center selected, provide the number of nodes that should be provisioned along with the CPU Architecture with a number of cores, RAM quantity and other requirements such as Availability Zone, Storage type and Storage size for the nodes.

A validation request is presented, click OK and the node pool will be provisioned.

To view the status of the provisioning of the node pool the expansion arrow can be clicked and more information is displayed, note that the nodes are being provisioned in the background.

Whilst the nodes are being provisioned you can take the opportunity to download the Kubeconfig file which is used via API access to the cluster using kubectl

The status of the node pool will turn ‘green’ once the node pool is in an available state.

The kubeconfig file can be uploaded to your workstation of choice and then administration of the cluster and node pools can begin. In the example below the kubeconfig is exported and some basic checks made to ensure the cluster is in a running state.

This concludes how easy it is to provision a Kubernetes cluster with the IONOS Enterprise Cloud in around 15 minutes.

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Symantec Storage and Availability products and SHELLSHOCK bug impact

Customer ALERT:  Please take the time to read through the following notifications and alert your teams/customers regarding this bug.
 
The Symantec Storage Foundation Products position on the BASH ShellShock bug and the related Technotes are now published externally:
 
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH225112
 
The pertinent content explaining the position of IA products is as follows:
 
It is of critical importance for customers to apply the available BASH patches immediately.
Check with the Operating System Vendor to determine if your version of BASH is affected and apply the vendor’s patch as necessary.
Further details are available in the Symantec overview of ShellShock:
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/shellshock-all-you-need-know-about-bash-bug-vulnerability
 
The Symantec products in the table below may interface with a vulnerable version of BASH on the host operating system. None of these IA products have been proven to be vulnerable.  As a precaution, for the Symantec products in the table below, we recommend that services are stopped and restarted after a patch for BASH has been applied.
 

                                Product BASH Status
Storage Foundation for Unix/Linux (SF) BASH is not distributed with this product
Storage Foundation and High Availability solutions (SFHA) BASH is not distributed with this product
Storage Foundation Cluster File System (SFCFS) BASH is not distributed with this product
Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC (SFRAC) BASH is not distributed with this product
Storage Foundation for Windows BASH is not distributed with this product
Volume Manager (VxVM) BASH is not distributed with this product
Volume Replicator (VVR) BASH is not distributed with this product
File Replicator (VFR) BASH is not distributed with this product
Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) BASH is not distributed with this product
Veritas File System (VxFS) BASH is not distributed with this product
Cluster Server (VCS) for Unix/Linux BASH is not distributed with this product
Cluster Server  for Windows (VCSW) BASH is not distributed with this product
ApplicationHA BASH is not distributed with this product
FileStore (S/W Appliance) A vulnerable version of BASH is distributed with FileStore, see technote TECH225136
FileStore N8300 (H/W appliance) A vulnerable version of BASH is distributed with FileStore, see technote TECH225136
Data Insight BASH is not distributed with this product
Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) BASH is not distributed with this product
CommandCentral Storage (CCS) BASH is not distributed with this product
Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) BASH is not distributed with this product
Symantec Disaster Recovery Orchestrator (DRO) BASH is not distributed with this product

 
FileStore Product:
If you are using the Symantec FileStore product, a patch for BASH is available from Symantec, reference tech note TECH225136 <http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH225136> for more information on how to obtain this patch.

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