The presentation discusses how to build your own Cluster API Provider and highlights common patterns, development and debugging workflows, and common pitfalls to take into account when writing your own provider.
- Cluster API Providers make the experience of provisioning clusters consistent
- Providers handle the infrastructure or environment-specific operations
- Cluster API has higher order functionality like automatic scaling and upgrades
- Building a Cluster API Provider is similar to building a Kubernetes operator
- Tilt is a useful tool for testing and debugging locally
The presenter mentions that if you have built a Kubernetes operator in the past, you should have no problem building a Cluster API Provider. They also discuss the importance of spreading machines across failure domains to prevent the entire cluster from going down if one rack fails.