How to Create Google Kubernetes Engine Autopilot

John C TaylorNovember 17th 2021, 11:33

The GKE Autopilot comes in handy if you want to run your applications on Kubernetes but would not wish to manage the nodes, images, node pools, networking, alongside a host of operational components of the typical Kubernetes cluster.

It technically lets you run your applications on Kubernetes but without worrying about managing or operating the cluster on its own.

Run your applications on the GKE Autopilot as many of its operational aspects are abstracted away. It only leaves you with the basic Kubernetes infrastructure that is largely organized to line up with Google’s GKE best practices.

These steps will certainly help:

• Sign in to the console of Google Cloud • While at the main menu, navigate to “Compute” • Click “Kubernetes Engine” • Click the “Create button” that exists at the top of the screen • Click “Configure” right next to the Autopilot option • While at the ‘Cluster Basics’ section: • For the name, assign your Autopilot cluster any name of your unique preference • Under region, specify any region of your unique choice and liking

• Leave the remaining options as they are (default). • Click the “Create button” that exists at the base of the screen • The cluster will take minutes or so to spin up and be ready for use At the time of drafting this expose, the GKE Autopilot is still a new GCP that provides users the leeway to run the Kubernetes cluster in a better form when compared to the standard mode.

The managed facet of the GKE Autopilot diminishes the full controls of the users over the cluster in exchange for some easy operational overheads.

This GKE Autopilot is a great mode of operation that empowers the users to start out faster when deploying their production workloads on the GCP.