Guided Setup for Kubernetes

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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.

Settings

Steps

Plan name

  • Enter a name for the server plan.

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 to use for the backups.

    If you selected storage that uses Hedvig Storage Clusters, the Optimize for instant clone toggle key appears.

    By default, this setting is turned on to allow the associated Hedvig Storage Cluster to optimize backups for clones, using Copy Data Management. To turn off the setting, move the Optimize for instant clone toggle key to the left.

    The setting does not apply to Hyperscale solutions that use Hedvig Storage Cluster.

  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.

RPO

  1. For Backup frequency, 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

  1. Specify how to retain snapshots:

    • To specify a number of jobs to retain on a snapshot copy, select Number of snap recovery points, and then enter the number of jobs to retain.

    • To specify a retention period, select Retention period, and then enter the amount of time to retain the jobs.

  2. For Backup copy frequency, enter how often to run backup copy jobs.

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 either 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.

    • 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 be protected.

  7. Click Save.