Creating a cluster

Last updated 29th September 2021


The OVHcloud Managed Kubernetes service provides you Kubernetes clusters without the hassle of installing or operating them. This guide will cover the creation of a new cluster.



Log in to the OVHcloud Control Panel, go to the Public Cloud section and select the Public Cloud project concerned.

Access the administration UI for your OVHcloud Managed Kubernetes clusters by clicking on Managed Kubernetes Service in the left-hand menu and click on Create a cluster.

Create a cluster

Select a location for your new cluster.

Select a location

Choose the minor version of Kubernetes.

We recommend to always use the last stable version. Please read our End of life / end of support page to understand our version policy.

Choose the minor version of Kubernetes

You can now choose to integrate your Kubernetes cluster into a private network using OVHcloud vRack. For more information about this option, please read our guide Using the vRack.

Choose a private network for this cluster

Now you can configure the default node pool. A node pool is a group of nodes sharing the same configuration, allowing you a lot of flexibility in your cluster management.

You can read the Managing node pools guide for more information on node pools.

Node pool

In the next step, define the size of the default node pool.

Default node pool

Alternatively, you can enable the Autoscaling feature for the cluster. Define the minimum and maximum pool size in that case.


In the next step, choose the appropriate billing mode (monthly or hourly). You can also enable the anti-affinity mode here.

Choose the billing mode

By enabling anti-affinity, current and future nodes will be launched on different hypervisors (physical servers), guaranteeing higher fault tolerance. Anti-affinity node pools can only include up to 5 nodes.

Finally, enter a for name your cluster and click the Send button.

The cluster creation is now in progress. It should be available within a few minutes in your OVHcloud Control Panel.

Go further

To have an overview of OVHcloud Managed Kubernetes service, you can go to the OVHcloud Managed Kubernetes page.

To deploy your first application on your Kubernetes cluster, we invite you to follow our guide to configuring default settings for kubectl and deploying a Hello World application .

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