Kubenav vs k3s: What are the differences?
Kubenav: An open source mobile app to manage Kubernetes cluster. It is the navigator for your Kubernetes clusters right in your pocket. It is a mobile and desktop app to help you manage Kubernetes clusters and stay up to date on whats going on in your clusters; 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.
Kubenav and k3s can be categorized as "Container" tools.
Some of the features offered by Kubenav are:
- Available for mobile and desktop
- Manage workloads like Deployments, Pods and StatefulSets in your Kubernetes cluster
- Get an overview of other resources like Services, ConfigMaps, Persistent Volumes, Secrets and Role Bindings
On the other hand, k3s provides the following key features:
- ARM64 and ARMv7 support
- Simplified installation
- SQLite3 support
Kubenav and k3s are both open source tools. It seems that k3s with 11.7K GitHub stars and 835 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Kubenav with 428 GitHub stars and 17 GitHub forks.