Google GKE Installation

Google Nuances

Be aware of the following requirements when installing the CloudCenter Suite:

  • Maximum Supported Version: GKE Version 1.12 and below.

  • Permissions: Verify that the person upgrading the cluster has the following minimum permissions (roles) as displayed in the screenshot:

    • Service Account User

    • Kubernetes Engine Admin

    • Compute Engine Admin

Module Details

Additionally, refer to your module documentation for module-specific dependencies as identified in the following table:

Workload ManagerCloud Overview
Action OrchestratorAdd Cloud Account
Cost OptimizerCloud Overview

Installation Process

To install the CloudCenter Suite on a new GKE Kubernetes cluster, perform the following procedure. 

  1. Verify that you have prepared your environment as listed in the Google Nuances section above.

  2. Navigate to the Suite Installer Dashboard.

  3. Click New Cluster.

  4. Select the cloud of your choice (GKE in this case).

  5. Generate a service account JSON file with the following minimum required permissions in the GKE console – be sure to check the Furnish a new private key" checkbox for the JSAON file to generate the key.

    If you check the Furnish a new private key checkbox the resulting JSON file from the service account automatically contains a key when you download the file.

    1. Kubernetes Engine (Admin)

    2. Compute Engine (Admin) 

    3. Service Account (User) as displayed in the following screenshot

  6. To connect using Google cloud credentials, download the Google service account token in JSON format that you created in the previous step. 

  7. Upload the JSON file mentioned in the previous step and click Connect to validate the credentials as displayed in the following screenshot.

  8. Once the connection is validated, click Nextas displayed in the following screenshot.

  9. Enter the GKE details to specify the cloud properties as identified in the following table and as displayed in the following screenshot

    GKE Details


    GKE Cluster ID Prefix
    • The prefix must begin with a lowercase letter.

    • The entire name for this cluster must not be longer than 40 characters.

    • Only letters, numbers and hyphens are allowed in this field.

    GKE ZoneThe Google cloud zone to launch the cluster.
    GKE Instance TypeSelect the minimum resource requirements based on your environment setup.

  10. Click InstallThe installation progress is visible on screen as displayed in the following screenshot
  11. Once successful, you see the following message.

    CloudCenter Suite installation successful!
  12. You have the following options at this point:

    1. Click Take Me To Suite Admin to launch and set up the Suite Admin.

    2. Click Install Another Cluster to start another installation and go back to the homepage (Installer Dashboard).

    3. Download Kubeconfig file to connect to the launched cluster using the kubectl tool.

  13. Be sure to switch off the installer VM. You can reuse this VM for any other purpose, for example, as an Offline Repository.

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