API Server Inception: How many layers down can a virtual cluster go?
2022-10-23, 11:50–12:20, Side Room

Working in a large team, multi-tenant organization can be hard. There can be sub-teams, sibling teams, different BUs, parallel efforts, clients, tenants and more that all need to both collaborate and be kept separate. In this complex type of environment RBAC, access rules, network policies, and api server load can be difficult to manage. Someone might have already suggested looking into virtual clusters. After looking into how virtual clusters provide isolation that namespaces do not, you may have even decided they are a good fit for your environment.

Now that you have a virtual cluster running on a Kubernetes cluster that runs on a virtual machine that runs in a virtual data center where does it all end?

In this talk Mike will be using vcluster to layer virtual cluster on top of virtual cluster, diving deeper & deeper into the depths of inception. While api servers explode around us we'll find out how many api servers are dancing on the head of that pin.

For several years Mike has been building Kubernetes platforms and deployments. With a passion for automation and developer engagement, Mike works towards continuously improving development pipelines to take the complication out of managing services on large-scale infrastructure backed by both vm and containers across multi-cloud environments. Mike is a lazy programmer who would rather write thousands of lines of code for automation instead of running repetitive commands every day. When not coding or playing with his son you’ll find Mike with his nose buried in a book or playing Civilization.