Thursday, November 21 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
K3s Under the Hood: Building a Product-grade Lightweight Kubernetes Distro - Darren Shepherd, Rancher Labs

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K3s is a lightweight distribution of Kubernetes originally designed for the edge. Due to its size, simplicity, and fast spin up, thousands of users are currently running k3s in various use cases besides the edge. Darren Shepherd will cover in depth how k3s is built, what changes are made, and how the benefits of k3s are achieved. The technical details about how k3s is packaged as a single binary, how sqlite was added as a data source, how certs are managed, how HA is achieved, how agent tunneling works and much more. Finally, Darren will discuss how these changes are made while still being a fully certified CNCF Kubernetes distribution.


Darren Shepherd

Chief Architect, Rancher
Darren Shepherd is a co-founder and the chief architect at Rancher Labs where he has led the development and creation of numerous open source software projects such as k3s, RancherOS, Longhorn, and Rio. His goal is to provide the container industry with reliable tools that ease deployment... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Room 6F - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level