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Sloop lets you run a Kubernetes cluster using a hybrid solution between native and Docker. Sloop uses kube-deploy and docker-multinode except for the kubelet component that is run directly in your os. All you need to get started using Sloop is bash, git, curl and docker.

The reason for running your kubelet:s native is the full support of Persistent Volumes.

Sloop uses the best of two world. Docker for bootstrapping your cluster and native kubelet for full Kubernetes functionality.

Sloop is currently using the latest stable Kubernetes version (v1.3.4).

Starting your master

On your master node:

$ git clone
$ cd sloop
$ ./
$ # To watch your master start:
$ watch kubectl --all-namespaces=true get pods -o wide
$ # To watch your workers becoming available:
$ watch kubectl get nodes

Starting your workers

On your worker nodes:

$ git clone
$ cd sloop
$ export MASTER_IP=<sloop-master IP>
$ ./

Using sloop.conf

Sloop will use the latest stable version whenever you start a master or worker. You can use a sloop.conf file (or setting environment variables) overriding this behavior. You can set the following variables:


Upgrading Kubernetes

To upgrade your cluster you only have to re-run the start script and Sloop will upgrade to the latest version (or the specified version). When restarting the master be sure to keep the data in /var/lib/kubelet or your cluster state will be erased.