Kubernetes Controller Requirements

Kubernetes clusters and tenants use the same Controller host (and Shadow Controller/Arbiter, if platform High Availability has been enabled; see High Availability.

A Controller host must meet the requirements described in Host Requirements, Operating System Requirements, and Configuration Requirements.

The Controller host:

  • Serves as the control plane.
  • Manages the Kubernetes hosts
  • Manages the Embedded Data Fabric, if present.
  • Manages DataTaps, FS Mounts, etc.

See Kubernetes Physical Architecture for more information.