Local Kubernetes Playground Made Easy

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  • k3d

    Little helper to run CNCF's k3s in Docker [Moved to: https://github.com/k3d-io/k3d] (by rancher)


  • k3s

    Lightweight Kubernetes

    Here is the best part! K3d is a wrapper around k3s and can set up your entire cluster using Docker in no time. It should be noted that this is not intended for production, but it is intended for tinkerers, learning, and exam prep. Here's an example command and then we will break it down:

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  • k3d

    Little helper to run CNCF's k3s in Docker

    If you are a developer and want to learn how to deploy applications to a cluster, getting a cluster up an running can be a daunting task in it's own rights. There are many ways to do it: spinning up local virtual machines and configuring from scratch or using tools like minikube, etc. You may not care for the pain of setting up and configuring a cluster, and if that is you, then the quickest way that I have found is using k3d.

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