17 Compute environment running on bare metal

Giovanni Galloro

This chapter covers

  • An introduction to Anthos on bare metal
  • Deployment options
  • Networking architecture
  • Storage architecture
  • Installing and configuring Anthos on bare metal

The original release of Anthos required you to deploy your clusters on a vSphere infrastructure and didn’t offer the option to deploy on a different hypervisor or to physical servers. For the initial release, this made sense because vSphere is used by numerous enterprises, and it allowed businesses to use their existing infrastructure and skill sets. As the use cases for containers and Kubernetes grew, however, it became clear that organizations wanted, and needed, more flexible deployment options.

To address these ...

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