Guided Setup for Kubernetes

Guided setup for Kubernetes creates a cluster configuration and enables the Kubernetes solution.

Go to the Kubernetes Guided Setup

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Guided setup.

    The Welcome page appears.

  2. On the Protect tab, at the bottom of the page, click More.

  3. Click the Kubernetes tile.

    The Kubernetes setup page appears.

    If you already completed the guided setup, the Apps page appears.

Create a Server Backup Plan That You Can Use for Kubernetes

If you already have a server backup plan that you can use, you can skip this step.

  1. On the Create server backup plan page, click Create a new plan, and then specify the settings for a server backup plan that you can use for the Kubernetes cluster.



Plan name

  1. Enter a name for the server plan.

    Click Next.

Backup destinations

  1. Click Add.

    The Add backup destination dialog box appears.

  2. In Name, enter a name for the backup destination.

  3. From the Storage list, select the storage device to store the backups on.

  4. For Retention period, enter the amount of time to retain the backups.

  5. To specify additional backups, such as weekly full backups, move the Extended retention rules toggle key to the right, and then add rules.

  6. Click Save.


  1. For Backup, specify how often and when to run incremental backups.

  2. To run full backups, move the Add full backup toggle key to the right, and then specify how often and when to run full backups.

  3. For Backup window, specify when you want incremental backups to run.

  4. For Full backup window, specify when you want full backups to run.

Snapshot options

These settings do not apply to backups of Kubernetes.

Database options

For Log backup RPO, enter how often to run log backups.

Override restrictions

  • Leave the Allow plan to be overridden check box cleared.

Add the Kubernetes Cluster

  1. On the Add cluster page, in the API server endpoint box, enter the API server endpoint URL.

    Typically, the URL is https://kube-apiserver:kube-apiserver_port_number. If you do not have the URL, you can use the kubectl config view command.

  2. In Name, enter a name for the cluster.

  3. Select one of the following authentication methods:

    • Service account: Enter the Kubernetes service account name, and then copy the token to the Service token box.

      A Kubernetes service account that is used to access Kubernetes must have a cluster admin role assigned.

    • Kubeconfig file: Select the configuration file.

    • User name and password: Enter the user name and password.

  4. From the Access node list, select the access node to use for the cluster.

    To configure a new access node for the cluster, click Configure access node.

  5. Click Save.

  6. On the Add application group page, enter a name for the application group, and then select the applications, volumes, and labels to protect.

  7. Click Save.