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k3s vs Kind: What are the differences?

k3s: Lightweight Kubernetes. 5 less than k8s (by Rancher Labs). Certified Kubernetes distribution designed for production workloads in unattended, resource-constrained, remote locations or inside IoT appliances. Supports something as small as a Raspberry Pi or as large as an AWS a1.4xlarge 32GiB server; Kind: Run local Kubernetes clusters using Docker. It is a tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using Docker container “nodes” It was primarily designed for testing Kubernetes itself, but may be used for local development or CI..

k3s and Kind belong to "Container Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by k3s are:

  • ARM64 and ARMv7 support
  • Simplified installation
  • SQLite3 support

On the other hand, Kind provides the following key features:

  • Supports multi-node (including HA) clusters
  • Supports building Kubernetes release builds from source
  • Support for make / bash / docker, or bazel, in addition to pre-published builds

k3s is an open source tool with 12.1K GitHub stars and 870 GitHub forks. Here's a link to k3s's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is k3s?

    Certified Kubernetes distribution designed for production workloads in unattended, resource-constrained, remote locations or inside IoT appliances. Supports something as small as a Raspberry Pi or as large as an AWS a1.4xlarge 32GiB server.

    What is Kind?

    It is a tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using Docker container “nodes”. It was primarily designed for testing Kubernetes itself, but may be used for local development or CI.

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    What are some alternatives to k3s and Kind?
    Rancher
    Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.
    Docker Swarm
    Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
    Docker
    The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
    Docker Compose
    With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
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