Step 1: Create Infrastructure and Plan

Creating the DuploCloud Infrastructure and a Plan

Each DuploCloud Infrastructure is a connection to a unique Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network that resides in a region that can host Kubernetes clusters.

After you supply a few basic inputs, DuploCloud creates an Infrastructure for you within Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and DuploCloud, with a few clicks. Behind the scenes, DuploCloud does a lot with what little you supply — generating the VPC, Subnets, NAT Gateway, Routes, and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) cluster.

With the Infrastructure as your foundation, you can customize an extensible, versatile Platform Engineering development environment by adding Tenants, Hosts, Services, and more.

Estimated time to complete Step 1: 20 minutes. Much of this time is consumed by DuploCloud's creation of the Infrastructure and enabling your GKE cluster with Kubernetes.


Before starting this tutorial:

  • Learn more about DuploCloud Infrastructures, Plans, and Tenants.

  • Reference the Access Control documentation to create User IDs with the Administrator role. To perform the tasks in this tutorial, you must have Administrator privileges.

Creating a DuploCloud Infrastructure

  1. In the DuploCloud Portal, navigate to Administrator -> Infrastructure. The Infrastructure page displays.

  2. Click Add. The Add Infrastructure page displays.

  3. From the table below, enter the values that correspond to the fields on the Add Infrastructure page. Accept all other default values for fields not specified.

  4. Use the toggle switch to Enable GKE.

  5. Select either GKE Autopilot or GKE Standard options. You will follow different paths in the tutorial for creating clusters with GKE Autopilot or GKE Standard.

  6. Click Create to create the Infrastructure. DuploCloud begins creating and configuring your Infrastructure and GKE Cluster using Kubernetes. It may take up to twenty (20) minutes to create the Infrastructure.

It may take up to twenty (20) minutes for your Infrastructure to be created and Kubernetes (GKE) enablement to be complete. Use the Kubernetes card in the Infrastructure screen to monitor the status, which should display as Enabled when completed. You can also monitor progress by using the Kubernetes tab, as DuploCloud generates your Cluster Name, Default VM Size, Server Endpoint, and Token.

Verifying that a Plan exists for your Infrastructure

Every DuploCloud Infrastructure generates a Plan. Plans are sets of templates that are used to configure the Tenants or workspaces, in your Infrastructure. You will set up Tenants in the next tutorial step.

Before proceeding, confirm that a Plan exists that corresponds to your newly created Infrastructure.

  1. In the DuploCloud Portal, navigate to Administrator -> Plans. The Plans page displays.

  2. Verify that a Plan exists with the name you gave to the Infrastructure you created.

Checking your work

You previously verified that your Infrastructure and Plan were created. Now verify that Kubernetes is enabled before proceeding to Create a Tenant.

  1. In the DuploCloud Portal, navigate to Administrator -> Infrastructure. The Infrastructure page displays.

  2. From the NAME column, click on the name of the Infrastructure you created.

  3. Click the GKE tab. When Kubernetes has been Enabled for GKE, details are listed in the tab. The Infrastructure page displays the Enabled status on the Kubernetes card for GKE Clusters.

Viewing GKE Cluster details

When an Infrastructure is created, a GKE Cluster is created by default. You can view the details and download the kubeconfig file from the DuploCloud portal.

From the DuploCloud portal, navigate to Administrator -> Infrastructure. Click on the name of the Infrastructure, and select the GKE tab. To download the kubeconfig file, click Download Kube Config.

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