Spin Up Virtual Kubernetes Cluster with System-upgrade-controller in 100 Seconds


Let’s create a Virtual Kubernetes cluster with System-upgrade-controller installed in it in just 100 Seconds with Klusternetes(KNTS)

Introduction :


system-upgrade-controller aims to provide a general-purpose, Kubernetes-native upgrade controller (for nodes). It introduces a new CRD, the Plan, for defining any and all of your upgrade policies/requirements.


Klusternetes is a platform that allows you to create a Kubernetes cluster in a few seconds. It also provides some of the leading DevOps tools as add-ons while creating your Cluster and provides a Service URL for add-ons that have UI.


Login to the klusternetes App. If you don’t have an account in the Klusternetes app check here to create one

Click on “Add cluster” in the top right corner which will lead you to a cluster creation page. Fill in the necessary fields and select a medium cluster and click next.

It will lead you to the Features page, go to the Architecture section, and select System-upgrade-controller. Here comes the best feature of Klusternetes, we can edit the configuration of the add-ons. So, now click on “Edit configuration”

Here you can edit configurations of the System-upgrade-controller application you can click on Edit YAML at the top and can edit the field which you want.

After editing the config as you want click on the “Save configuration” button and then click on the “Submit” Button.

That’s it, you created a Klusternetes cluster with System-upgrade-controller installed in it. Now you can download the kubeconfig of the cluster by clicking on the download button. It will show you the command’s to download.

You can get the download option even on your cluster list page. Click on “Done”. Now you will be on the main page of your account. Here is the list of clusters that you created and information about your cluster.

Click on the “+” icon near your cluster, you can see two columns one is for an overview of the cluster and the other is for Add-on.

Activate the cluster with those 3 commands from the download button.

Now check if your pods are up with this command

kubectl get pods


So, that’s how you can spin up the System-upgrade-controller cluster within 100 seconds. Klusternetes also provide a lot of add-ons and is easy to understand.