Re: Kubernetes AMI discussion

Stuart Williams

On 22 June 2017 at 05:18, <duanshiqiang1@...> wrote:

As a user of kubernetes on AWS (using kube-aws to provision kubernetes cluster), I feel baking Kubernetes into an AMI is quite strange and probably won't work out. Using tools like kops and kube-aws is so easy and feels to be the right way to go.

The discussion doc[1] attempts to explain the goal, which is not to produce an AMI - it's to put a community-owned Kubernetes entry in the AWS Marketplace. The idea received general support in the SIG-AWS call, which is why I wrote it up.

One way to do this is via an AMI, but a CloudFormation variant is also possible, (I understand the Marketplace supports CloudFormation now).

I note, there is already an AMI in kube-deploy[2]. 

I differentiate in the doc between an ephemeral deployment using CloudFormation and kubeadm (of which there are also existing examples) and one based on kops - which could also be submitted to the Marketplace and matches a pattern recommended for AWS users (EC2 instance as resource/cluster controller).

The Marketplace opportunity is to reach more users and help them get Kubernetes up and running on AWS.

On Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:22:58 PM UTC+8, Stuart Williams wrote:
Hi all,

Apologies for the delay in moving this forwards.

I've started a discussion document with the intention that we'll nail down the content of the AMI and steps required to assemble and test it, here:

Please comment and/or add questions.

I'll follow up again early next week.


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