Lightweight Kubernetes (by k3s-io)

K3s Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to k3s

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k3s reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of k3s. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-05-02.
  • Ask HN: Are there any open source forks of nomad smd consul?
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 May 2024
    Opinionated meaning it picks, install, patches your CNI/Ingress/Load Balancer/DNS Server/Metrics Server/Monitoring Setup.

    k3s is probably most well known as it ships with bunch of preinstall software: https://github.com/k3s-io/k3s so you can just start throwing yaml files at cluster and handling workloads. It's what I use for my homelab.

    Paid things I've heard of include OpenStack and SideroLabs. Haven't used personally by SRE coworkers say good things about them.

  • Linux fu: getting started with systemd
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Apr 2024
    For self-hosting I've found https://k3s.io to be really good from the SUSE people. Works on basically any Linux distro and makes self-hosting k8s not miserable.
  • Nix is a better Docker image builder than Docker's image builder
    21 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Mar 2024
    Yes it’s going to depend on which k8s distribution you’re using. We have work in-progress for k3s to natively support nix-snapshotter: https://github.com/k3s-io/k3s/pull/9319

    For other distributions, nix-snapshotter works with official containerd releases so it’s just a matter of toml configuration and a systemd unit for nix-snapshotter.

    We run Kubernetes outside of NixOS, but yes the NixOS modules provided by the nix-snapshotter certainly make it simple.

  • 15 Options To Build A Kubernetes Playground (with Pros and Cons)
    4 projects | dev.to | 25 Jan 2024
    K3S: is a lightweight distribution of Kubernetes that is designed for resource-constrained environments. It is an excellent option for running Kubernetes on a virtual machine or cloud server.
  • FLaNK 25 December 2023
    33 projects | dev.to | 26 Dec 2023
  • K3s Traefik Ingress - configured for your homelab!
    3 projects | dev.to | 15 Dec 2023
    I recently purchased a used Lenovo M900 Think Centre (i7 with 32GB RAM) from eBay to expand my mini-homelab, which was just a single Synology DS218+ plugged into my ISP's router (yuck!). Since I've been spending a big chunk of time at work playing around with Kubernetes, I figured that I'd put my skills to the test and run a k3s node on the new server. While I was familiar with k3s before starting this project, I'd never actually run it before, opting for tools like kind (and minikube before that) to run small test clusters for my local development work.
  • Best way to deploy K8s to single VPS for dev environment
    5 projects | /r/kubernetes | 10 Dec 2023
  • Single docker compose stack on multiple hosts. But how?
    2 projects | /r/docker | 10 Dec 2023
    Kubernetes - k3s distribution
  • Building a no-code Helm UI with Windmill - Part 1
    3 projects | dev.to | 6 Dec 2023
    I’ve created a local cluster with K3S and installing Windmill could not be simpler with just one chart to configure, which already has sane defaults to get started. For this demo we will also configure workers to passthrough environment variables to our scripts so that they have access to the Kubernetes API server for later.
  • Highly scalable Minecraft cluster
    2 projects | dev.to | 4 Nov 2023
    You should be familiar with Kubernetes and have set up a Kubernetes cluster. I recommend k3s.
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k3s-io/k3s is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of k3s is Go.

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