Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (MKE)

Explore the cluster management features of Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (MKE)


In this product-focused course, you’ll deep dive into all the features of Mirantis Kubernetes Engine, and discover how it simplifies, secures and accelerates Kubernetes and Swarm cluster management at enterprise scale. We’ll discuss installing and configuring MKE, managing MKE user permissions and orchestrator resources, and advanced networking features included in the platform, as well as MKE troubleshooting and support.

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted at students with the following:

  • Motivations: Leverage all the features of Mirantis Kubernetes Engine in order to securely manage large-scale, many-user Kubernetes and Swarm clusters.

  • Roles: System Operators & Administrators

Lab Requirements

  • Laptop with WiFi connectivity

  • Attendees should have the latest Chrome or Firefox installed, and a free account at

Course Objectives

  • Mirantis Kubernetes Engine architecture

    • Production-grade deployment patterns

    • Containerized components of MKE

    • Networking & System requirements for MKE

    • Installing MKE via Launchpad for high availability

  • Access control in MKE

    • MKE RBAC systems

    • PKI, client bundle and API authentication

    • Swarm and Kubernetes access control comparison

  • L7 networking features

    • Interlock for Swarm

    • Istio for Kubernetes

    • Sticky sessions, canary or blue/green deployments, and cookie usage for both orchestrators

  • MKE Support Dumps

    • Generating and understanding MKE support dumps

    • Finding critical information in support dumps for troubleshooting MKE

    • Enabling and exporting API audit logs for disaster post-mortem

  • MKE Troubleshooting

    • Correlating MKE symptoms with components

    • Probing and reading MKE state databases

    • Recovering failed MKE managers

    • MKE backups & restore

    • Disaster recovery in event of critical MKE failure

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