Lab: Creating a K8S cluster in New Zealand

On this lab, you will learn how to create a kubernetes cluster from scratch using OpenStack and the Catalyst Cloud API.

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Contents of the lab
  • Creating an account
  • Creating a test kubernetes cluster
  • Adding Persistent Storage
  • Install Helm2 with TLS Support
  • Installing Helm Charts: Ingress / External DNS / Cert Manager
  • Building and deploying a single microservice application
  • Deleting the cluster


Catalyst Cloud is New Zealand first CNCF Certified Kubernetes service provider with services available on three regions: Porirua, Hamilton and Wellington.

At the time of writing this lab, their service is on preview and it’s not recommended for production workloads.

Go to to learn more about Catalyst Cloud.