Set-up a Kubernetes cluster in minutes

If you would like to set-up your own low budget Kubernetes cluster, do it as I did, with Rancher’s K3s.

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Photo by Kent Pilcher on Unsplash

We wanted an installation of Kubernetes that was half the size in terms of memory footprint. Kubernetes is a 10-letter word stylized as K8s. So something half as big as Kubernetes would be a 5-letter word stylized as K3s. There is no long form of K3s and no official pronunciation.

Prerequisits

  • 1 CPU
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Rancher K3s inbound rule documentation
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K3s server / one node cluster installation in < 1 min
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k3s binary usage
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cluster-info & node token
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k3s agent --help
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k3s agent set-up
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k3s kubectl get node
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k3s server installation with predefined token and initialization of cluster
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second server set-up
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multi server set-up
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add local PC as agent to cluster
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Dipl. Ing. Technische Informatik, SW Project Manager, Data Scientist

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