Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 15 minutes

In this scenario you will learn about k3s, K3s is a new lightweight Kubernetes distribution prototype from Rancher designed to be easy to install, half the memory, all in a binary less than 40mb.

k3s - 5 less than k8s

Step 1 of 3

Step 1 - Start Server

Download the initial release from Github using curl -LO https://github.com/rancher/k3s/releases/download/v0.1.0/k3s; chmod +x k3s; mv k3s /usr/local/bin/

Once downloaded, you have everything you need to start the cluster using the command k3s server

You now have a single node Kubernetes cluster.

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