Installing on Linux

This chapter demonstrates how to use KubeKey to provision a production-ready Kubernetes and KubeSphere cluster on Linux in different environments. You can also use KubeKey to easily scale out and in your cluster and set various storage classes based on your needs.



Explore the general content in this chapter, including installation preparation, installation tool and method, as well as storage setting.

Multi-node Installation

Learn the general steps of installing KubeSphere and Kubernetes on a multi-node cluster.

Air-gapped Installation

Learn how to install KubeSphere and Kubernetes in an air-gapped environment.

Port Requirements

Understand the specific port requirements for different services in KubeSphere.

Kubernetes Cluster Configuration

Customize your setting in the configuration file for your cluster.

Persistent Storage Configuration

Add different storage classes to your cluster with KubeKey, such as Ceph RBD and Glusterfs.

Installing in On-premises Environments

Deploy KubeSphere on VMware vSphere

Learn how to create a high-availability cluster on VMware vSphere.

Deploy KubeSphere on Bare Metal

Learn how to create a multi-node cluster with one master on bare metal.

Installing on Public Cloud

Deploy KubeSphere on Azure VM Instances

Learn how to create a high-availability cluster on Azure virtual machines.

Deploy KubeSphere on QingCloud Instances

Learn how to create a high-availability cluster on QingCloud platform.

Add/Delete Nodes

Add New Nodes

Add more nodes to scale out your cluster.

Remove Nodes

Cordon a node and even delete a node to scale in your cluster.

Uninstall KubeSphere and Kubernetes

Remove KubeSphere and Kubernetes from your machines.

Below you will find some of the most viewed and helpful pages in this chapter. It is highly recommended that you refer to them first.