We’re integrating Tectonic with Red Hat OpenShift

We are bringing the best of Tectonic to Red Hat OpenShift to build the most secure, hybrid Kubernetes application platform.

etcd Open Cloud Service

Tectonic’s etcd Open Cloud Service provides a one-click, fully managed etcd key-value store for use by any application on-top of a Tectonic cluster. The service creates and maintains a set of resources that describe etcd clusters, allowing admins to easily deploy and manage etcd clusters in any namespace

  • Easy highly available setup: Multiple instances of etcd are clustered together and secured. Individual failures or networking issues are transparently handled to keep the cluster up and running.
  • Safe Upgrades: Rolling out a new etcd version is as easy as updating the etcd cluster definition; everything is automatically handled with a safe rolling update to the new version.
  • Backups included: Trigger backups to an object store as part of disaster recovery planning.

Deploying etcd OCS

Use Tectonic Console to enable the etcd OCS for selected namespaces. By default, the etcd Open Cloud Service will deploy a 3 member cluster, which may be resized or updated by editing its YAML manifest.

For more information on enabling the etcd OCS and creating instances, see Working with Open Cloud Services.

Objects created using the etcd OCS will be labeled app=etcd and etcd_cluster=<cluster-name>.

Using the etcd Open Cloud Service to deploy an etcd cluster will create the following Kubernetes objects:

  • An etcd Custom Resource Definition (CRD)
  • 3 Pod etcd cluster
  • 2 Services, one for internal communication and one for use with etcdctl/API

Working with Kubernetes Services

For every etcd cluster created Tectonic will create an etcd client service in the same namespace with the name <cluster-name>-client.

The client service is of type ClusterIP and is accessible only from within the Kubernetes cluster's network.

To expose this address outside of the cluster, create a new service of type LoadBalancer or NodePort.

For more information on accessing this service, see Client service in the etcd-operator documentation set.