Optional: Pivot management cluster

A guide for bootstrapping Sidero management plane

Having the Sidero cluster running inside a Docker container is not the most robust place for it, but it did make for an expedient start.

Conveniently, you can create a Kubernetes cluster in Sidero and then pivot the management plane over to it.

Start by creating a workload cluster as you have already done. In this example, this new cluster is called management.

After the new cluster is available, install Sidero onto it as we did before, making sure to set all the environment variables or configuration parameters for the new management cluster first.


clusterctl init \
  -i sidero -b talos -c talos

Now, you can move the database from sidero-demo to management:

clusterctl move \
  --kubeconfig-context=sidero-demo \

Delete the old Docker Management Cluster

If you created your sidero-demo cluster using Docker as described in this tutorial, you can now remove it:

talosctl cluster destroy --name sidero-demo