Kubernetes QuickStart

Kubernetes is an open-source system for application deployment that is supported by all of the major cloud vendors. It supports fixed scale on-premises deployments on virtual or bare metal and auto-scalable deployments using virtual systems management solutions like VMWare vSphere.

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For those who have never used Kubernetes, the procedure Kubernetes QuickStart Deployment can help you set up a basic, non-production cluster fairly quickly on a RedHat Enterprise Linux or CentOS box. A production-ready deployment of Kubernetes isn't within the scope of this documention, but the basics described apply at least conceptually to the same deployment at cloud-scale.

Another option is to use Minikube. Minikube lets you try out Kubernetes on a local Windows or Mac desktop to get some experience before deploying in production.

Sametime Meetings is designed to allow users to communicate across remote systems, there can be some networking hurdles to get past with Minikube. A workaround is to configure iptables that forward packets from your host Windows or Mac system to the internal Linux VM where the Minikube containers run.