Configuring Landing Zones
Platform Operators can configure the Landing Zones available for each meshPlatform. The capabilities supported by meshcloud differ per platform type as we support "native" tooling provided by the different cloud platforms and vendors.
This ensures enterprises can seamlessly integrate existing operational capabilities and leverage the most powerful and best-integrated tooling available for each platform. In most instances, this tooling follows an infrastructure-as-code paradigm that fits naturally with meshcloud's multi-cloud orchestration approach.
Please consult the operator documentation of the respective cloud platforms for more details.
Disabling Landing Zones
Disabled Landing Zones can't be assigned to projects anymore. If the Landing Zone has already been assigned to a project, this assignment will remain, but customer admins can no longer create new projects using this Landing Zone.
Configure Landing Zone tags
Platform Operators can configure a custom Landing Zone meshTag. The schema is available during the Landing Zone creation and update. For each created Landing Zone different tags can be attached. You can tag or modify tags on a landing zone during creation and edit.
Include Tenant Services as part of the Landing Zone
For all types of platforms it is possible to include marketplace services as part of the landing zone. These tenant services can be configured to be either:
- Required: this means the tenant service has to be booked by the customer user. This is useful when you want to enforce the usage of a particular marketplace service in combination with the landing zone.
- Optional: this means the tenant service can be optionally booked by the customer user, but they are not required to do so and they could decide to skip booking this service.
Once one or more services have been added to the landing zone, customer users will be seeing this as part of the project creation process. You can see an example of this here at step 7.
Please note that you can only select services that are tenant-aware and are either offered in the global marketplace or in a local marketplace where the meshPlatform of the landing zone is in.
Please note that landing zone quotas are currently only available for OpenShift & Kubernetes platforms.
Limiting access to private cloud platforms is an important tool to keep control over the load on your platform and providing a fair share of resources to your customers. Therefore, private cloud platforms provide quotas to achieve this limitation. Defining these quotas is supported by meshStack per meshLandingZone. This provides maximum flexibility to Platform Operators to define quotas for their customers. meshPlatforms that support quota management will provide an according section when editing landing zones.
Available quotas can be managed via the Platform Quota Definition Screen that is available for each platform. Currently Quota Management is only supported for OpenShift platforms. More private cloud platforms will follow.
Quotas defined here will be applied as default quotas to newly created meshTenants. That way you can provide direct access to your customers with a limited scope. If customers require a higher quota, they can create a Tenant Quota Request, which has to be approved by a Platform Operator.