Airship is a robust system for delivering container-based cloud infrastructure (or any other containerized workload) at scale on bare metal, public clouds, and edge clouds. Airship integrates best-of-class CNCF projects, such as Cluster API, Kustomize, Metal3, and Helm Operator, to deliver a resilient and predictable lifecycle experience.
Combining easy lifecycle management with zero-downtime real-time upgrade capability, Airship can handle the provisioning and configuration of the operating system, RAID services, and the network.
Airship 2.0 (16 April 2021)¶
Release 2.0 introduces a variety of significant improvements:
No-touch bootstrap for remote sites as well as local sites
Declarative image building for both ephemeral ISO and bare metal targeted QCOWs
Declarative cluster lifecycle
Lifecycle for bare metal, public cloud, and edge cloud infrastructure
Single command line “airshipctl”
Lifecycle defined as a sequence of phases
Introduction of a plan for the phases
Seamless integration with CNCF projects (CAPI, Metal3, Kustomize)
Seamless integration with security plugins like SOPS
Generic container interface: mechanism to extend airshipctl with ad hoc functionality
Introduction of host config operator for day 2 operations