In this edition: longer lasting data! If you’re coming here from part one, you should have a single-node Rancher Kubernetes node just waiting to be explored. This part will go into more detail about some important components and how to use them to your advantage. Storage in a Nutshell Kubernetes, just like Docker, is stateless. As soon as you stop a pod, the data it contained is gone forever. This is only really a bad thing if you’re running something that needs to have persistent storage, like a database or wiki.
A working Kubernetes installation in a single lunch break! This is a write-up of my project to get Kubernetes working as a single-node, general purpose install on a baremetal server provided by OVH. It took me a long time to find the right information on how to do this, as many of the components are new with little documentation provided. DISCLAIMER A single-node instance like the one I’m about to describe is incredibly useful for a personal system or learning tool, but should not be confused with something that’s acceptable for production workloads.