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You complete most of the cluster configuration and customization after you deploy your OpenShift Container Platform cluster. A number of configuration resources are available.

You modify the configuration resources to configure the major features of the cluster, such as the image registry, networking configuration, image build behavior, and the identity provider.

For current documentation of the settings that you control by using these resources, use the oc explain command, for example oc explain builds

Cluster configuration resources

All cluster configuration resources are globally scoped (not namespaced) and named cluster.

Resource name Description

Provides API server configuration such as certificates and certificate authorities.

Controls the identity provider and authentication configuration for the cluster.

Controls default and enforced configuration for all builds on the cluster.

Configures the behavior of the web console interface, including the logout behavior.

Enables FeatureGates so that you can use Tech Preview features.

Configures how specific image registries should be treated (allowed, disallowed, insecure, CA details).

Configuration details related to routing such as the default domain for routes.

Configures identity providers and other behavior related to internal OAuth server flows.

Configures how projects are created including the project template.

Defines proxies to be used by components needing external network access. Note: not all components currently consume this value.

Configures scheduler behavior such as policies and default node selectors.

Operator configuration resources

These configuration resources are cluster-scoped instances, named cluster, which control the behavior of a specific component as owned by a particular Operator.

Resource name Description

Controls console appearance such as branding customizations

Configures internal image registry settings such as public routing, log levels, proxy settings, resource constraints, replica counts, and storage type.

Configures the Samples Operator to control which example image streams and templates are installed on the cluster.

Additional configuration resources

These configuration resources represent a single instance of a particular component. In some cases, you can request multiple instances by creating multiple instances of the resource. In other cases, the Operator can use only a specific resource instance name in a specific namespace. Reference the component-specific documentation for details on how and when you can create additional resource instances.

Resource name Instance name Namespace Description



Controls the Alertmanager deployment parameters.



Configures Ingress Operator behavior such as domain, number of replicas, certificates, and controller placement.

Informational Resources

You use these resources to retrieve information about the cluster. Do not edit these resources directly.

Resource name Instance name Description


In OpenShift Container Platform 4.4, you must not customize the ClusterVersion resource for production clusters. Instead, follow the process to update a cluster.


You cannot modify the DNS settings for your cluster. You can view the DNS Operator status.


Configuration details allowing the cluster to interact with its cloud provider.


You cannot modify your cluster networking after installation. To customize your network, follow the process to customize networking during installation.