Instance-level Kubernetes clusters

Introduced in GitLab 11.11.

Similar to project-level and group-level Kubernetes clusters, instance-level Kubernetes clusters allow you to connect a Kubernetes cluster to the GitLab instance, which enables you to use the same cluster across multiple projects.

The instance level Kubernetes clusters can be found in the top menu by navigating to your instance’s Admin Area > Kubernetes.

Cluster precedence

GitLab tries to match clusters in the following order:

  • Project-level clusters.
  • Group-level clusters.
  • Instance-level clusters.

To be selected, the cluster must be enabled and match the environment selector.

Cluster environments

For a consolidated view of which CI environments are deployed to the Kubernetes cluster, see the documentation for cluster environments.

More information

For information on integrating GitLab and Kubernetes, see Kubernetes clusters.