Clusters

This guide is intended to give you a quick overview of the main functionality of Krucible using the web interface. Please see the Quick Start documentation for more information about the command line interface.

#Signing up for Krucible

If you haven't done so already, sign up for Krucible—it only takes a moment.

Sign up

#Creating a cluster

Once you're signed in, navigate to the clusters page and click the Create button in the top left corner.

Create cluster dialog

Fig 1.  Create cluster dialog

Give your cluster a sensible name and choose a duration. Your cluster will be automatically shutdown after this time unless you choose "Permanent". Note that permanent clusters are more expensive on an hourly basis. Click OK and wait for your cluster to be created.

#Connecting to a cluster

In order to connect to your cluster you will need the Kubernetes command line tool kubectl. If you do not have it installed please install it now.

Once your cluster is ready it will enter into the Running state as shown below:

Running cluster

Fig 2.  Running cluster

Click on the Connect button for your cluster and then click on the kubectl tab. Follow the instructions listed there and run the command given in order to temporarily configure your kubectl context for connectivity to your cluster. You should now be able to run any kubectl command as normal.

Connect to a cluster

Fig 3.  Connect to a cluster

#Deprovisioning a cluster

A running cluster can be shutdown by clicking the "Deprovision" button in the cluster view. Click OK in the confirmation dialog and the cluster will begin shutting down.

Deprovision confirmation

Fig 4.  Deprovision confirmation