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Add a Kubernetes cluster

PDS supports Vanilla Kubernetes, AWS EKS, and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).


Prepare your cluster for installation

  1. In the SettingsDeployment Targets page → select the Add Deployment Target button.

  2. From the How to Add Deployment Targets window, copy the helm install command and paste it into a secure text editor.

    add deployment target dialog box


    Do not modify the helm install command.

Wait for the PDS agent to register the new deployment target in the control plane. Once successful, the status will show as a green check mark.

Prepare namespaces for deployment

After adding a target cluster to PDS, you must make any namespaces you intend to use with PDS available to it. Perform this task for each namespace you want to create and add:

  1. Create a NAMESPACE environment variable with the namespace you want to create or add:

    export NAMESPACE=docs-test
  2. Create the namespace, if it does not exist:

    kubectl create namespace $NAMESPACE
  3. Label the namespace:

    kubectl label namespaces $NAMESPACE --overwrite=true

Once successful, the No namespaces available error message will disappear.

Disconnected deployment target

If a deployment target registration is unsuccessful, then the status will show as Disconnected. A deployment target becomes disconnected due to one or a combination of the following reasons:

  • If Portworx is not installed, then the PDS agent fails to start.
  • PDS agent fails to connect to the control plane.
  • PDS agent fails to register the target cluster.
  • Teleport agent fails to start.
  • Teleport agent fails to connect to the control plane.
  • Teleport agent fails to register the target cluster.
  • Teleport agent fails to establish a secure reverse tunnel.

View the deployment target health

Run the following commands to learn more about the healthiness of a target cluster deployment:

Learn more about the PDS agent deployment

  • Describe PDS Agent deployment:

    kubectl describe deployment/pds-agent -n pds-system
  • Check logs of PDS agent:

    kubectl logs deployment/pds-agent -n pds-system

Learn more about the Teleport deployment

  • Describe Teleport deployment:

    kubectl describe deployment/pds-teleport -n pds-system
  • Check logs of Teleport:

    kubectl logs deployment/pds-teleport -n pds-system

In the Settings -> Deployment Targets page, you can select any Disconnected deployment target to view the reasons for a cluster getting disconnected:

disconnected cluster reasons window

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