Building, Managing and Automating Clusters at Scale With Prow

Michael Splain at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020

Whether building your first or 100th Kubernetes cluster, it eventually becomes clear- this must be automated. These days, building and customizing a cluster is pretty straight forward based on your required workloads, infrastructure and tooling. The real hard work comes when answering the question, how do we manage this long term? In this talk you’ll learn how we accelerated our automation by moving our cluster management to the CI system built and trusted by Kubernetes itself, Prow. We will start at the basics of Prow and work up to why it was a great fit for us. Finally we’ll show how it all works and discuss how to approach your own cluster automation at scale.