Complete the Guided Setup for Kubernetes

The Kubernetes guided setup helps you create a cluster configuration, and it 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 Plan That You Can Use for Kubernetes

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

  • 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 to use for the backups.

    If you selected storage that uses Distributed Storages, the Optimize for instant clone toggle key appears.

    By default, this setting is turned on to allow the associated Distributed Storage 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 Distributed Storage.

  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

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

  2. To use the disk cache of the logs to the MediaAgent for backups, do the following:

    1. Move the Use disk cache for log backups toggle key to the right.

    2. For Commit every, enter how often to commit the logs to the CommServe computer.

      Disk caching of database logs applies to the following agents: Informix, Microsoft SQL Server on Windows, Oracle, Oracle RAC, and SAP HANA.

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 the authentication method to use for the cluster:

    • 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.

  5. Click Save.

Create an Application Group

  1. On the Add application group page, in Name, enter a name for the application group.

  2. Select the applications, volumes, and labels to include in the application group.

    The following Kubernetes entities are displayed as applications:

    • Deployments

    • StatefulSets

    • DaemonSets

    • Operators

    • Pods

    • ReplicaSets

    • CustomResourceDefinition (CRD) based applications

    • Applications created using Helm charts

  3. Click Save.