Session Abstract

Nowadays everyone talks about Kubernetes. There are a lot of landing scenarios about running Kubernetes and its very easy for deploy applications with Kubernetes. However, due to the limited resource capacity on the edge node, deploying a total Kubernetes cluster on the edge node will result in huge resource costs. Is there an easy way to bring Kubernetes to the edge node with less resources?
Using K3s on edge node offers a vital alternative. k3s is a lightweight Kubernetes distribution with easy installation, half the memory and all in a binary, which is obviously designed for edge and IOT devices based on Arm64. For easy management of several edge K3s clusters, weve also running a Kubernetes cluster on Arm64 datacenter side as the "root cluster" for meta-data management and provisioner for all k3s clusters running on the edge nodes.
In this presentation, we will talk about how to run k3s on the Arm64 edge node, what we have done to make Kubernetes cluster running on datacenter side as the root cluster to manage the several k3s clusters on edge Arm64 nodes, that will be a good reference architecture for running and managing workloads at edge computing area.

Session Speakers

Kevin Zhao

Tech Lead (Linaro)

Kevin Zhao is currently the tech lead at Linaro Developer Cloud. Now, he is serving as the Core Reviewer for OpenStack Zun project and maintainer for virtual-kubelet OpenStack provider. He is also an active contributor in Kolla and Nova, mainly focusing on making OpenStack work fine on AArch64. His expertise including container and Kubernetes related technologies, deployment and management of containerized applications, etc.