Effortless Multi-Cluster Management: Setting Up KubeSlice on Linode

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Neha Ravula

Software Intern

23 February, 2024

2 min read



Watch the video here for the steps below on how to create a Supercluster on Akamai LKE:

Gone are the days of wrestling with complex multi-cluster setups. These steps will guide you through the easy and straightforward process to deploy KubeSlice on Linode, unlocking the power of Kubernetes management across multiple clusters.

Step 1: Registration with KubeSlice

Our journey begins at the Avesha registration page, where you’ll create your KubeSlice account. Fill in your details, accept the terms and conditions, and hit “Register.” Keep an email with image pull secret credentials handy — it’ll be your gateway to KubeSlice magic.

Step 2: Linode Deployment

Now, let’s move over to your Linode account. Log in, go to “StackScripts,” and then navigate to “Community StackScripts.” Search for “kubeslice” and click on the stackscript. This is where the fun starts!

Step 3: Configuring Your Linode Infrastructure

The setup employs a multi-cluster architecture with one designated controller cluster responsible for orchestrating KubeSlice deployments. Multiple worker clusters then host both KubeSlice worker elements and customer applications. Ansible takes care of deploying and configuring these Kubernetes and KubeSlice components, making it easier than ever to establish LKE Superclusters. Thanks go to Juan Coto for scripting this entire automation!

But the script needs your guidance! Equip yourself with your Linode API token, name your controller cluster, choose the number of nodes, and pick a worker cluster name that speaks to your use case.

Step 4: Spreading Your Kubernetes Wings

Now, it’s time to choose the regions for your worker clusters — each region becomes a cluster of its own. Select the number of nodes for each region and give your project a name that reflects its purpose.

Step 5: Providing the KubeSlice’s keys

Remember that KubeSlice registration email? Use it to find and enter the image secret username and password, along with the KubeSlice image secret email. This tells KubeSlice who you are and grants you access to its powerful features. Enter the license custom username (identical to the secret username) and choose a location for your controller. Select the Kubernetes version and plan for your nodes, and pick the regions and plans for your Linode deployments.

Set a root password if you want to explore the Linode VM where the script runs.

Step 6: The Grand Finale: Create Your Linode Supercluster

Click “Create Linode,” and witness the magic unfold.


With KubeSlice on Linode, you’ve unlocked a world of effortless multi-cluster orchestration. No more wrestling with complex configurations or battling tedious tasks. KubeSlice simplifies your Kubernetes life, allowing you to focus on what truly matters — building and deploying amazing applications. So, embrace the power of KubeSlice on Linode and watch your multi-cluster dreams take flight!