This document helps you quickly understand and get started with Tencent Kubernetes Engine (TKE) as instructed.
1. What Is TKE?
Based on the native Kubernetes system, Tencent Kubernetes Engine (TKE) provides container-centric, highly scalable and high-performance container management services. It works closely with Tencent Cloud IaaS products to help you quickly implement business containerization. For more information, see Overview.
2. TKE Billing
TKE allows you to create different types of Kubernetes clusters with different billable items and billing standards. For more information about the billing modes and prices, see Purchase Guide.
3. Using TKE
3.1 Register on Tencent Cloud
3.2 Role authorization
You need to authorize the current service role and grant operation permissions for TKE before accessing your other Tencent Cloud service resources.
Open the Tencent Cloud console, select Products > Tencent Kubernetes Engine to enter the TKE console and authorize TKE according to the prompts. After that, get relevant resource operation permissions, and you can start to create a cluster. Steps are as follows: 1. View information in the displayed Service Authorization dialog box, and click Go to Cloud Access Management, as shown in the following figure. 2. On the Role Management page, read information related to the role, as shown in the following figure. 3. Click Grant to grant authorization. Now you can go to the TKE console to create clusters and purchase related products.
3.3 Creating a cluster
3.4 Deploying workloads
You can deploy workloads by deploying images or orchestrating the YAML file.
3.5 Cluster operations
TKE is a management platform for clusters, applications, storage and networks. For more information or directions, please refer to the table below.
4. Beginner's Guide
Can I use TKE in classic network?
No. Currently, you can use TKE in a VPC but not a classic network.
Can I add an existing CVM to a cluster?
Yes. After creating a cluster, you can add an existing CVM to it. For more information, see Adding a Node. Why does my service keep starting?
If there is no process running in the container, the service may keep starting. For more information on service startup, see Event FAQs. How do I perform network planning before creating a cluster?
When creating a cluster, make sure that the IP ranges of the cluster network and container network do not overlap. Generally, you can select a subnet of a VPC instance as the node network of the cluster. For more information, see Container Network and Cluster Network Descriptions. How do I access a created service?
Different access methods have different access entries. For more information, see the "Service Access" section in Service Management Overview.
**How does a container access the public network?
If the host where the container resides has a public IP address and public bandwidth, the container can directly access the public network. Otherwise, a NAT gateway is required for accessing the public network.
Can I use TKE if I don’t know how to create an image?
The features related to Helm 3.0 that are integrated in TKE enable you to create products and services such as Helm Chart, TCR, and software services. Created applications will run in the cluster you specify to offer corresponding capabilities. For more information, see Managing Applications. How do I manage configuration files or environment variables for my services?
You can manage configuration files by editing configuration items.
How do services access each other?
In a cluster, services with the same namespace can directly access one another, whereas those with different namespaces access one another by using
5. Feedback and Suggestions
If you have any doubts or suggestions when using TKE products and services, you can submit your feedback through the following channels. Dedicated personnel will contact you to solve your problems.
For questions about the product documentation, such as links, content, or APIs, click Send Feedback on the right of the document page.