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Microk8s is another lightweight k8s distribution — perfect for local tests, an interesting alternative to Minikube, k3s, and Kind. Microk8s works smoothly in 42 flavors of Linux(Geek Moment: You know is the right answer when you see the number 42. LOL. ). Microk8s has easy install and several interesting features like Local Storage, Dashboards, Metrics, DNS, Ingress, Istio and much more.

Zero Ops needed with a single k8s cluster done right. That’s the marketing of microk8s. In practices, the product works very well but I found a bit slow(start and stop). However installing istio, is 1 command line away from happiness. Microk8s supports several versions of Kubernetes from 1.10+ to 1.13+ right now(20/04/2019) — k8s is 1.14+. If you are a hardcore Linux user you must try mcirok8s.

Running k8s on Ubuntu

Diego Pacheco

Originally published at on April 21, 2019.

Brazilian, Software Architect, SWE(Java, Scala, Rust, Go) SOA & DevOps expert, Author. Working with EKS/K8S. (Opinions on my own)

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