Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Servers.com offers a service for creating and managing bare-metal based Kubernetes clusters.
To create a Kubernetes cluster in the Customer Portal, you need to choose dedicated server configurations and the quantity of servers to be used as worker nodes. We will take care of master nodes. You can add and remove worker nodes to and from a cluster at any time.
In order for kubectl to find and access a Kubernetes cluster, it needs a configuration file (kubeconfig file). Download the configuration file for your cluster from the "Kubernetes Cluster Details" page in the Customer Portal.
As per Kubernetes documentation, "Dashboard is a web-based Kubernetes user interface. You can use Dashboard to deploy containerized applications to a Kubernetes cluster, troubleshoot your containerized application, and manage the cluster resources".
You can add worker nodes to a cluster at any time in the Customer Portal.
In Kubernetes, a Service is an abstraction which defines a logical set of Pods and a policy by which to access them (sometimes this pattern is called a micro-service). Service allows exposing an application running on a set of Pods as a network service by setting service type.
The provisioned version of the Kubernetes software for each cluster is displayed on a cluster's "Details" page in the Customer Portal.