This chapter offers guidance on how to install Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP).


In this chapter, you will find the following KKP-specific terms:

  • Master Cluster – A Kubernetes cluster which is responsible for storing central information about users, projects and SSH keys. It hosts the KKP master components and might also act as a seed cluster.
  • Seed Cluster – A Kubernetes cluster which is responsible for hosting the control plane components (kube-apiserver, kube-scheduler, kube-controller-manager, etcd and more) of a User Cluster.
  • User Cluster – A Kubernetes cluster created and managed by KKP, hosting applications managed by users.

It is also recommended to make yourself familiar with our architecture documentation.

Installation Methods

At the moment, the only supported installation method for KKP is using the Kubermatic Installer. We provide an installation guide for the Community Edition (CE) that uses this method. Installation for the Enterprise Edition (EE) is fundamentally the same and only requires a adjustments to the CE installation that you can find here.