Presslabs Dashboard Prerequisites

Before installing the Presslabs Dashboard from Google Cloud's Marketplace, there are some prerequisites that need to be met.

Step 1: Make sure you have a Google account, an active plan and a project

The Presslabs Dashboard is only available on Google Cloud Platform's Marketplace for now, so you need to have a Google account and an active plan to be able to use it. For testing purposes, you can also use their 12-month free trial with $300 credit, on their Google Cloud Platform Free Tier page you can see more information.

You also need to have a project created, you can create a project from here .

Create a project

Step 2: Create a cluster

Go to the Google Cloud Console and then go to Kubernetes Engine -> Clusters -> Create Cluster.

You can create a standard cluster with the default settings and minimum 3 nodes, or any settings suited to your needs, but make sure you have the following:

1. The static version for your cluster should be 1.15 or 1.16

All Dashboard features are available only for Kubernetes 1.15 and Kubernetes 1.16, so make sure to choose a Static version for your cluster with these versions.

Create a Kubernetes Cluster

2. Machine type should have at least 4 vCPU and 15 GB memory

Go to Node Pools -> Default Pool -> Nodes to choose your machine type:

Choose Machine Type

For example, you could choose machines starting with n1-standard-4, n2-standard-4 etc.

3. Make sure you have checked Enable Workload Identity

Go to Cluster -> Security to enable it:

Enable Workload Identity

4. Make sure you have checked Enable Application Manager

Go to Cluster -> Features to enable it:

Enable Application Manager

5. After you've created your cluster, you'll need to connect to it:

In your cluster details, simply press “Connect”, then copy and run the command line from here into your terminal:

Connect to the cluster

Step 3: Choose a domain for the Dashboard domain

You need a domain or subdomain that the Presslabs Dashboard can use. For example, if you already have the domain myagency.com for your agency, you can choose to set up the Presslabs Dashboard on a subdomain such as dash.myagency.com.

Step 4 (Optional): Reserve an IP on Google Cloud IP

  1. Go to the Google Cloud Console

  2. Select VPC Network -> External IP addresses -> Reserve Static Address

    Select IPv4 and Regional, with the same region as your cluster.

  3. Point your DOMAIN DNS record to the IP

Now you can proceed with actually installing the Presslabs Dashboard .

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