Admin workstation prerequisites

The admin workstation is where you download the bmctl command-line interface (CLI) tool and install the Google Cloud CLI. The admin workstation hosts configuration files to provision clusters during installation and kubectl for interacting with provisioned clusters post-installation. The admin workstation must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Operating system is the same supported Linux distribution running on the cluster node machines. For more information, see, Select your operating system.
  • Docker version 19.03 or later installed.

  • Non-root user is member ofdocker group (for instructions, go to Manage Docker as a non-root user).

    • gcloud CLI installed.
  • More than 50 GiB of free disk space.

  • Layer 3 connectivity to all cluster node machines.

  • Access to all cluster node machines through SSH via private keys with passwordless root access. Access can be either direct or through sudo.

  • Access to the control plane VIP.

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