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Notes on master instance sizing

Allocations of CPU on the master ΒΆ

Note these are only requests, not limits.

50m  dns-controller
200m etcd main
100m etcd events
150m kube-apiserver
100m kube-controller-manager
100m kube-proxy
100m kube-scheduler


800m total
  • One a 1 core master, this leaves 200m for misc services e.g. CNI controller, log infrastructure etc. That will be less if we start reserving capacity on the master.

  • kube-dns is relatively CPU hungry, and runs on the nodes.

  • We restrict CNI controllers to 100m. If a controller needs more, it can support a user-settable option.

  • Setting a resource limit is a bad idea: