Set Up Tools to Make DOKS Cluster Operationally Ready

You can set up a variety of tools to make your DigitalOcean Kubernetes (DOKS) cluster operationally ready. Your operationally-ready DOKS cluster can have a set up as shown below, which includes:

  • Setting up an ingress controller using Ambassador or NGINX

  • Installing apps such as Prometheus to monitor the cluster

  • Installing apps such as Loki to aggregate logs

  • Configuring backups and restoration using Velero or Trilio

Starter kit setup overview

This tutorial series consists of three parts:

  • Part 1: Install NGINX ingress controller and set up backend services.
  • Part 2: Use Cert-Manager to configure production-ready TLS certificates for NGINX using HTTP-01 challenge.
  • Part 3: Use Cert-Manager to configure wildcard certificates for NGINX using DNS-01 challenge.

Start Tutorial

In the first part of this tutorial series, you install the NGINX ingress controller and configure HTTP rules for two deployed backend services.