Sidero makes bare metal Kubernetes easy
Operating Kubernetes is one thing. Getting a cluster going on bare metal – easily, securely, repeatably – is another. That’s what Sidero delivers.
Sidero (“Iron” in Greek) lets you walk in to a datacenter with just a laptop, and minutes later have one, ten, or fifty, secure, production ready, bare metal Kubernetes clusters running.
Sidero is a “management plane” that orchestrates the full lifecycle of the bare metal you wish to control. This management plane is built upon Kubernetes, so it takes advantage of all the features of Kubernetes.
Sidero lets you define clusters as Kubernetes resources, and uses the Cluster API to automate server provisioning and lifecycle management.
Server Classes can be based on combinations of memory, CPU, and other attributes.
Clusters are declared by defining which classes of servers, and how many of each, they should contain. The cluster will be provisioned (or re-provisioned) automatically, resulting in a secure Kubernetes deployment.
Sidero includes a metadata service, PXE and TFTP servers, as well as BMC and IPMI management for automation.
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Once you have your first bare metal kubernetes cluster created, it’s a simple process to migrate the Sidero management plane from your laptop to the production cluster. You can then use this cluster to spin up other clusters in moments, and manage them all easily and securely.
Sidero is an Open Source project from the Talos Systems team.
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