- Decouple control and data plane.
- Customers do not pay Red Hat more to run HyperShift control planes and supporting infrastructure than Standalone control planes and supporting infrastructure.
- Improve security
- Shift credentials out of cluster that support the operation of core platform vs workload
- Improve cost
- Allow a user to toggle what they don’t need.
- Ensure a smooth path to scale to 0 workers and upgrade with 0 workers.
- A customer will be able to associate a cluster as “Infrastructure only”
- E.g. one option: management cluster has role=master, and role=infra nodes only, control planes are packed on role=infra nodes
- OR the entire cluster is labeled infrastructure , and node roles are ignored.
- Anything that runs on a master node by default in Standalone that is present in HyperShift MUST be hosted and not run on a customer worker node.