Cluster profiles are like templates that are created with pre-configured layers/components needed for cluster deployments. A user can create as many profiles as needed. Choose one, add a cluster, and deploy. A cluster profile contains the details of the configurations needed for a particular type of deployment. The mandatory layers are the OS, the Kubernetes itself, the networking, and the storage layers. Beyond this, other available layers are:
- System apps.
- Load balancer.
There exist possibilities of having multiple copies of the same layer, should you choose to have a profile in such a manner. The profile would then read, as an example: OS, Kubernetes, Networking, Storage, Monitoring, Monitoring, Ingress, Ingress.
The next sections detail the process of creating and saving a profile.