Zero-ops Kubernetes for workstations and edge / IoT

A single package of k8s for 42 flavours of Linux. Made for developers, and great for edge, IoT and appliances.

Get started  for Linux, Windows or macOS

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dear microk8s team: you are awesome. Microk8s has tangibly improved my life and my CI pipelines as a developer of k8s controllers

— in #microk8s
  • Conformant
  • Istio
  • Storage
  • Clustering BETA
  • Registry
  • GPGPU bindings
  • Dashboard
  • Metrics
  • Automatic Updates
  • Ingress
  • DNS
  • Linkerd, Fluentd
  • Knative
  • Kubeflow
  • Jaeger, Prometheus

Lightweight Kubernetes done right

The smallest, fastest, fully-conformant Kubernetes that tracks upstream releases and makes clustering trivial. MicroK8s is great for offline development, prototyping, and testing. Use it on a VM as a small, cheap, reliable k8s for CI/CD. The best kubernetes for appliances. Develop IoT apps for k8s and deploy them to MicroK8s on your Linux boxes.

Reliable, fast, small, upstream.

  • Fast install

    Get a full Kubernetes system running in under 60 seconds.

  • Secure

    Runs safely on your laptop with state of the art isolation.

  • Upstream

    CNCF binaries delivered to your laptop, with updates and upgrades.

  • Complete

    Includes a docker registry so you can make containers, push them, and deploy them all on your laptop.

  • Featureful

    Cool things you probably want to try on a small, standard K8s are all built-in. Just enable them and go.

  • Updates

    Get the daily build if you want it, or betas and milestones, or just stable point releases.

  • Upgrades

    When a new major version comes out, upgrade with a single command (or automatically).

  • GPGPU Passthrough

    Give MicroK8s a GPGPU and your docker containers can get all nice and CUDA.

  • Small

    Use MicroK8s in your CI/CD pipelines and get on with your day without headaches.

Get started with MicroK8s

What OS are you developing on?

  1. Install the microk8s snap

    Don’t have the snap command? Get set up for snaps.

  2. Check the status

  3. Turn on standard services

    Similarly, microk8s.disable turns off a service. Try microk8s.enable --help for a list of available services built in.

  1. Install Multipass for Windows

    Download Multipass for Windows

  2. Launch a Multipass instance

  3. Enter the VM instance

  4. Install the microk8s snap

  5. Check the status

  6. Turn on standard services

    Similarly, microk8s.disable turns off a service. Try microk8s.enable --help for a list of available services built in.

  1. Install Multipass for macOS

    Download Multipass for macOS

  2. Launch a Multipass instance

  3. Enter the VM instance

  4. Install the microk8s snap

  5. Check the status

  6. Turn on standard services

    Similarly, microk8s.disable turns off a service. Try microk8s.enable --help for a list of available services built in.

Working with MicroK8s

Or dive right into the docs.