This is going to be a multi part blog series about setting up a Kubernetes cluster at home, on a budget. In this first post we'll talk about the why of this, and speccing out the hardware. I plan for this to be roughly equivalent to a production k8s deployment, using TLS/SSL, enforcing policies, and connecting it to my NAS via NFS for persistent storage where needed. Why do you want a K8s cluster at home?
This post is long overdue, at this point Matt, Turk, and myself took this trip almost a year ago now. Better late than never I suppose, I'll still be updating pictures here and there, but I wanted to get this post out! Day 1, Travel The trip started out quite amazing, it was my first flight on JetSuiteX, and airline that opened its door to the public for its charter flights 1 year prior.
Sometimes owning a home can be a real pain, this is especially true when you learn that the previous owner was bad at DIY projects. I happen to be in that situation! As much as I love my home, and in all honesty haven't had any severe trouble, I do get frustrated when I see things that look like the previous owner listened to advice from a friend of a friend who claimed he knew a thing or two about electrical work.
Prepare for a boring post about blog software! Heya Folks! I decided to try out a new blog software, I found myself wanting to write posts in something more MarkDown like, and Wordpress didn't have very many good options for a MD editor with proper syntax highlighting. I've been writing a lot of MD for our git repos at Tigera, and code examples on Slack, and other places. I did some digging and came very close to grabbing Jekyll, but after some research I ended up landing on Hexo.
So I recently entered into the amazing world of 3D printing, my wife bought me an Ultimaker 2+ for my birthday this year! It has been a fascinating experience and a whole can of worms I never even knew existed. I will say, the Ultimaker series is supposed to be the most “plug it in and print” printer out there (or at least among the top in that group) but there was still quite a learning curve and there was a lot of tuning involved.