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Some of our customers have requested the ability to deploy Chef Automate on Kubernetes

When discussing Chef Automate deployments with customers who operate in a kubernetes environment, they often ask why can't we deploy Chef Automate to k8's. Some customers just assume we can and ask us for Helm charts for the deployment. It would be nice to support this environment if possible. 

  • Stephen Brown
  • Feb 10 2020
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  • Tim Jones commented
    11 Feb, 2020 08:42am

    Key to this is if Automate can run in a docker container; after this, a basic helm chart should be relatively simple. Adding advanced HA features to the helm chart might take a bit more work.

  • Matt Ray commented
    10 Feb, 2020 10:49pm

    Now that there's a Chef Server and Builder in there too it would be nice if each of them were available for K8s. I have 2 customers asking for Chef Servers and/or Automate on K8s.