Create a multi-zone universe with Kubernetes
This section describes how to create a YugabyteDB universe in one geographic region across multiple availability zones using Kubernetes as a cloud provider.
Before you start creating a universe, ensure that you performed steps described in Configure the Kubernetes cloud provider. The following illustration shows the Managed Kubernetes Service configs page that you should be able to see if you use Yugabyte Platform to navigate to Configs > Cloud Provider Configuration > Infrastructure > Managed Kubernetes Service:
Note that the cloud provider example used in this document has a cluster-level admin access.
Create a universe
If no universes have been created yet, the Yugabyte Platform Dashboard looks similar to the following:
To start, click Create Universe and complete the first two fields of the Cloud Configuration section shown in the following illustration:
In the Name field, enter the name for the YugabyteDB universe (or example, yb-k8s).
Use the Provider field to select the appropriate Kubernetes cloud (or example, K8s Provider). Notice that additional fields are now displayed, as shown in the following illustration:
Complete the rest of the Cloud Configuration section as follows:
Use the Region field to select the region. This enables the Availability Zones option that allows you to see zones belonging to that region.
Provide the value in the Pods field. This value should be equal to or greater than the replication factor. The default value is 3. When this value is supplied, the pods are automatically placed across all the availability zones to guarantee the maximum availability.
In the Replication Factor field, define the replication factor. The default is 3.
Complete the Instance Configuration section as follows:
Use the Instance Type field to select the CPU and memory combination, as per needs to allocate the YB-TServer pods. The default is Small (4 Cores & 7.5GB RAM). You can override this setting when you configure the Kubernetes cloud provider (see Configuring the region and zones).
In the Volume Info field, specify the number of volumes multiplied by size. The default is 1*100GB.
Use the Enable YSQL field to enable the YSQL API endpoint to run Postgres-compatible workloads. This setting is enabled by default.
Use the Enable YEDIS field to enable the YEDIS API endpoint to run REDIS-compatible workloads. This setting is disabled by default.
Use the Enable Node-to-Node TLS field to enable encryption-in-transit for communication between the database servers. This setting is enabled by default in Yugabyte Platform version 18.104.22.168 and later.
Use the Enable Client-to-Node TLS field to enable encryption-in-transit for communication between clients and the database servers. This setting is enabled by default in Yugabyte Platform version 22.214.171.124 and later.
Use the Enable Encryption at Rest field to enable encryption for data stored on the tablet servers. This setting is disabled by default.
Complete the Advanced section as follows:
In the DB Version field, specify the YugabyteDB version. The default is either the same as the Yugabyte Platform version or the latest YugabyteDB version available for Yugabyte Platform.
Use the Enable IPV6 to enable the use of IPV6 networking for connections between the database servers. This setting is enbled by default.
Use the Enable Public Network Access field to assign a load balancer or nodePort for connecting to the database endpoints over the internet. This setting is enbled by default.
Complete the G-Flags section as follows:
Use the Master fields to specify YugabyteDB Masters parameters, one parameter per field (see YB Master Configuration Flags for details).
Use the T-Server fields to specify the YugabyteDB T-Servers parameters, one parameter per field (see YB T-Server Configuration Flags for details).
Accept default values for all of the remaining fields.
The following illustration shows the completed Cloud Configuration page:
The final step is to click Create and wait for the YugabyteDB cluster to appear.
The following illustration shows the universe in its pending state:
Examine the universe and connect to pods
The universe view consists of several tabs that provide different information about this universe.
The following illustration shows the Overview tab of a newly-created universe:
The following illustration shows the Pods tab that allows you to see a list of pods with their addresses:
You can create a connection to a pod as follows:
- Click Connect to access the universe's endpoints to connect, as shown in the following illustration:
- Click Actions on a specific pod, as per the following illustration:
- Click Actions > Connect to access the
kubectlcommands that allow you to connect to the pods, as shown in the following illustration:
Connect to the universe
For information on how to connect to the universe from the Kubernetes cluster as well as remotely, see Connecting YugabyteDB Clusters.