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k3d - k3s in docker

A lightweight alternative to KinD for local development. Read the introductory blog post. There is a more updated tool rancher/k3d which has more functionality than this tool and is written in go, I'd urge you to give it a try over this repo.

Install and run

  1. You need docker installed.

  2. Just run:

    curl -sSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zeerorg/k3s-in-docker/master/install-script.sh | sudo bash -
    k3d create
  3. If you have rust toolchain installed, you can install it using: cargo install k3d && k3d create

Advantages over KinD

  1. Supports arm64 and armhf
  2. Fast boot time
  3. Supports starting and stopping without losing previous state
  4. Lightweight compared to KinD

Usage

Normal flow:

  1. k3d create
  2. export KUBECONFIG=$(k3d get-kubeconfig)
  3. kubectl get pods --all-namespaces
  4. If you want to delete the cluster do: k3d delete

If port 6443 is occupied you can specify a different port in first step: k3d create -p 10001. This will create a docker container named k3s_default with port 10001 exposed.

You can specify a different name for cluster with k3s create -n <name>, but then keep in mind to do k3d get-kubeconfig -n <name> when getting kubeconfig.

k3d 0.1.0
Rishabh Gupta <r.g.gupta@outlook.com>
Run k3s in Docker

USAGE:
    k3d [SUBCOMMAND]

FLAGS:
    -h, --help       Prints help information
    -V, --version    Prints version information

SUBCOMMANDS:
    check-tools       Check docker running
    create            Create a single node k3s server
    delete            Delete cluster
    get-kubeconfig    get kubeconfig.yaml location
    help              Prints this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)
    list              List all clusters
    start             Start a stopped cluster
    stop              Stop a cluster

Next Steps

  1. One of the features I wanted to add is an insecure registry support. This can be done after k3s PR #248 is approved.
  2. Upgrade this to version 0.2.x of k3s
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