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Architecture

The platform has been specifically designed such that customers can deploy and manage their clusters in both cloud and on-premise environments. The Platform has two primary components that are described below.

System Architecture


The Controller

The Controller is a management platform that customers use to manage both their Kubernetes clusters and their containerized applications.

A separate interface is provided for Operations and Application Owners to ensure that there is clear separation of duties. The controller can be accessed via a web console, CLI and REST APIs.


Controller Access

The Controller can be accessed via

  • Using a web browser (via the Web Console) or
  • Programmatically using the RCTL CLI or
  • Programmatically via REST APIs

Access Methods


Deployment Options

Three deployment options are supported for the Controller:

  1. SaaS (Multi Tenant, Managed)
  2. Customer Premise (Managed, Single/Multi Tenant)
  3. Customer Premise (Customer Managed, Single/Multi Tenant)

Controller Deployment Options


Kubernetes Mgmt Operator

Every "managed Kubernetes cluster" has a Kubernetes Management operator deployed into a dedicated namespace for ongoing operations and lifecycle management. This Kubernetes operator "Dials Out" to the Controller and maintains a long running, TLS connection (mutually authenticated and encrypted).

Important

No inbound ports need to be opened. Only outbound on port 443 to the Controller