I’m very excited to announce a new project with the aim of running a super lightweight, local, kubernetes cluster. While there are some great options today, most rely on virtual machines and lots of workarounds to present a K8S cluster. With microk8s, installing a conformant local cluster and running containers takes a matter of seconds.
microk8s is just over three weeks old as a project but is already in a shape for general testing. As a snap based package it can be installed on most linux machines with just
sudo snap install microk8s --beta --classic microk8s.enable dns dashboard
Finally, we’re thrilled that the latest microk8s conformance report, tested with sonobuoy, shows it passing 139 of the 140 tests! Putting us much closer to our goal of a clean, conformant, k8s cluster for local installs.
Over the next few weeks we hope to clean up the structure, improve user experience, and make microk8s available for Mac OSX as well as Windows. If you’re interested in following along, getting help, or learning more join us in the #microk8s channel on the Kubernetes Slack!