The cloud-native Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP) is now available in version 2.18. The Hamburg company Kubermatic is equipping both the Enterprise Edition (EE) and the Community Edition (CE) with a number of new functions. The improvements include a revised user interface for backup and restore, cluster templates, integration of KubeVirt for bare metal support and multi-user cluster monitoring, logging and altering (MLA) for a simplified Kubernetes setup.
Configure more conveniently
Setting up and configuring the Kubernetes environment can be complicated, especially in edge scenarios. KKP 2.18 aims to simplify monitoring, logging and alerting for users as much as possible by integrating proven tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, Loki and Cortex. In the multi-user cluster, too, the settings, including the role-dependent authorizations, can be made with a click of the KKP dashboard. All the data required for this is also stored centrally on the seed cluster so that it can be exported from there to all user clusters, even in large, distributed environments.
Analyze and optimize cluster data
Cluster templates offer a new, easy way to create and deploy clusters. For this purpose, the settings of a completely configured cluster can be saved as a template. The templates are then not only available to admins, but can also be made available at project or user level in order to deploy additional clusters with just a few clicks. The usage data associated with the clusters can also be stored centrally and analyzed in the form of CSV files, for example with regard to their further optimization or for billing purposes.
The company Kubermatic, formerly known as Loodse, has again dedicated itself to the topic of backup and restore for version 2.18 of its KKP. A redesigned UI enables users to activate and configure the automatic backup functions announced in KKP 2.17. In addition to any number of backups, snapshots of the respective cluster states can also be saved and used as a starting point for restoring or creating new instances.
With regard to bare metal support, KKP users should be happy about the native integration of the current version of the KubeVirt virtualization runtime, which among other things enables the bare metal machines to be divided into smaller segments and thus more options for optimizing the data center -Infrastructure offers.
Provides a complete overview of all improvements and new functions of the Kubernetes automation platform, which is available as open source under the Apache 2.0 license the announcement on KKP 2.18. The new version should be available for download from September 16.