Running on-premise k8s with a small team: possible or potential nightmare?

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  • metalk8s

    An opinionated Kubernetes distribution with a focus on long-term on-prem deployments

    I'm on my phone so this is going to be a brief reply, but it might be worth looking into metalk8s ( I've used it very successfully for an entirely offline k8s cluster. They've done a great job automating updates and management of a cluster.

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    If your really greenfield check out Tinkerbell Cluster API

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    Storage Orchestration for Kubernetes

    Storage: Favor any distributed storage you know to start with for Persistent Volumes: Ceph maybe via, Longhorn if you go rancher etc

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    After the cluster is up: argocd or flux

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