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Updating The Raspberry Pi Cluster

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Hullo MicroK8s!

Awhile back the Raspberry Pi cluster was born. At the time, the best thing to run seemed to be Rancher Labs K3s. But soon after I installed K3s, Rancher released a new version and with this new version a lot of things changed, and what I had installed was deprecated. I could no longer update packages. Argh!

So …. I recently reinstalled the entire cluster using MicroK8s. I really like this version of K8s and I am having a lot of fun playing around with it. Currently trying to get an ELK stack to work, which has been challenging and frustrating. I am getting a huge kick out of the dashboard. How cool is this?

32 CPU’s, almost 600 GB of RAM from 8 nodes. Here are the nodes in the cluster and the portainer.io dashboard, which was really easy to install, it was a simple command to enable it as a plugin.

I’ll try and post an update when I get ELK configured. Stay tuned!

By Shane
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