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Aligning Kubernetes Nodes to Physical Infrastructure

Frank Denneman has some advice for us:

With the new VM service and the customizable VM classes, you can help the developer align their nodes to the infrastructure. Infrastructure details are not always visible at the Kubernetes layers, and maybe not all developers are keen to learn about the intricacies of your environment. The VM service allows you to publish only the VM classes you see fit for that particular application project. One of the reasons could be the avoidance of monster-VM deployment. Before this update, developers could have deployed a six worker node Kubernetes cluster using the guaranteed 8XLarge class (each worker node equipped with 32 vCPUs, 128Gi all reserved), granted if your hosts config is sufficient. But the restriction is only one angle to this situation. Long-lived relationships are typically symbiotic of nature, and powerplays typically don’t help build relationships between developers and the InfraOps team. What would be better is to align it with the NUMA configuration of the ESXi hosts within the cluster.

Click through for more detail. This is aimed particularly at operations people running Kubernetes clusters over VMware.

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