Clusters

Secure virtual networks that contain your Docker application and cloud resources.

At the highest level, your MedStack Control environment is divided into clusters. A cluster contains hardware, networks, nodes (virtual machines), databases, and storage. When you create a cluster, a virtual network is automatically created with strict access rules.

You can manage clusters in the Control section of MedStack Control.

Security

Firewall

For preventative measures taken on OSI layer 7, MedStack employs a firewall on all virtual networks ensuring all traffic to your environment is routed through the Traefik load balancer and its networking safeguards.

Networking

All resources within a cluster are automatically provisioned to be able to communicate with each other. This means, for example, that nodes within the Docker network are provisioned to communicate with each other, databases and storage accounts within the cluster by design.

MedStack Control cluster network diagramMedStack Control cluster network diagram

MedStack Control cluster network diagram

For more information about direct connections to resources, please see:

Actions

Create

When you create a cluster, you have to specify the region in which you'd like to create the virtual network and the resources within.

  1. Click the New cluster button.
  1. Specify an arbitrary cluster name.
  2. Specify the region in which you'd like to create the virtual network and resources within the cluster created thereafter.

Once a cluster has been created, you'll soon be able to start creating resources in it.

Delete

In order to delete a cluster, you must first:

  1. Ensure all resources have been deleted in the cluster.
  2. Click the Delete button at the top right of the cluster.

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Deleting a cluster deletes its backups

Because backup snapshots of the Docker environment are captured and stored on a storage account within the cluster, deleting the cluster also deletes the storage account. MedStack cannot guarantee the recoverability of backups once a cluster has been deleted.


What's next

Add resources and a Docker environment to your cluster.

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