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LuxProvide offers Kubernetes clusters as a service (KaaS) on demand.

To request a cluster, please contact our sales department at

Gaining access

Generic procedure

This guide present a standard way to operate a Kubernetes cluster.
More advanced readers may adapt those instructions to their needs.

Get the kubeconfig

Once your cluster have been created, you'll receive a link to download a kubeconfig file. Download this file and place it in your local .kube directory as follow:

Operating system File path Notes
Linux ${HOME}/.kube/config Create the directory ${HOME}/.kube if it does not exists
macOS ${HOME}/.kube/config Create the directory ${HOME}/.kube if it does not exists
Windows %HOMEPATH%\.kube\config Create the directory %HOMEPATH%\.kube if it does not exists

kubeconfig files management

The default kubeconfig file is called config and is placed in .kube/config.

If you manage multiple K8S cluster, you may merge multiple kubeconfig files together into a single config file:

export KUBECONFIG=""

for kc in $(find ${HOME}/.kube -maxdepth 1 -type f ! -name "config"); do
    export KUBECONFIG="${KUBECONFIG}:${kc}"

kubectl config view --flatten > ${HOME}/.kube/config

Install a Kubernetes client

Kubernetes clusters are manage via a client to be installed locally.

We recommend to always install kubectl.

kubectl is the default Kubernetes command line tool.

Lens is a graphical desktop application to operate K8S clusters.

k9s is a command line interface to operate K8S clusters.

Test cluster access

List the cluster nodes:

kubectl get nodes

Get client and server version:

kubectl version --short

Built-in services


Network overview


Public IP

Each cluster has a public IPv4 associated to it. This public IP is used to expose the cluster API and the Ingress Controller.

Ingress Controller

Clusters are provided with a pre-configured Ingress Controller.

The following ports are configured by default:

Protocol Port Service name Description
TCP 6443 kube-api Kubernetes API server
TCP 443 https HTTPS gateway

The following resources kind are available:

Resource kind name Description Documentation
Ingress Default K8S Ingress Ingress documentation
IngressRoute Traefik CRD Ingress documentation


Storage overview


Cluster storage

Clusters are provided with two pre-configured Storage Class.

Storage Class Backend
csi-cinder-sc-delete Dedicated cloud project's storage (Cinder / Ceph)
csi-cinder-sc-retain Dedicated cloud project's storage (Cinder / Ceph)

MeluXina (S3)

MeluXina file system can be access from our S3 gateway.

Kubernetes resources