The Apigee hybrid runtime runs in a Kubernetes cluster. Before you can begin the hybrid installation steps, you must first create a cluster.
Basic cluster configuration requirements
Follow the basic configuration requirements listed in the following table for the type of hybrid installation you wish to create:
|Installation type||Description||Cluster requirements|
|Non‑production||A non-production configuration typically includes fewer nodes, consumes fewer resources, and runs in fewer zones or regions than a production cluster. Non-production clusters are commonly used for trial, demonstration, and development purposes.|
|Production||A production cluster can consume significant resources because it includes more nodes and larger virtual machine configurations than a non-production setup. Also, a production cluster might be hosted in multiple zones and regions worldwide.|
Creating a cluster
To create a cluster, follow the instructions provided by your Kubernetes service provider. Be sure to follow the basic configuration requirements for your installation use case.
|Kubernetes service provider||Installation instructions|
|Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)||Creating a cluster|
|Anthos GKE *||Installation topics|
|*Formerly called GKE On-Prem|