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There are a lot of ways to get Kubernetes up and running, and a lot are dedicated to get it running on a cloud.
But what if you just want to evaluate it, quickly enough to see if it requires more of your time and attention? What if you're not in the cloud? What if you're one of the many (there are more than you imagine) who still run their own infrastructure?
There are a few ways to go about it. I'll discuss using Minikube on a personal machine to get yourself up and going. And we'll do an install with all the Kubernetes services running on bare metal CentOS 7. If there's time, we'll do a bare metal install of CoreOS and compare and contrast the solutions for your needs. Hopefully, you'll come out of this understanding the options that are open to you that are most valuable for your company.
I'm assuming you have a basic understanding of Kubernetes concepts - I won't cover things like "what's a pod."
The software I'll be using is:- Minikube (OSX or Linux, what's your preference?)- Kubernetes 1.5.2- Docker 1.13 (please don't ask me about rkt yet, I haven't even looked at it.)- Stacki (bare metal installer)- CentOS w/ kickstart (with a 4.9 kernel from elrepo)- CoreOS ( whatever is stable and if we have time)