Install Kubernetes yourself

Canonical has developed multiple installation paths to get you up and running with Kubernetes based on your needs.

Kubernetes Certified Service Provider

Three ways to install Kubernetes

Try it locally

For a simple all-in-one installation on your local machine in under 60 seconds, try microk8s.

Deploy to your cluster

For a guided cluster installation on any cloud or data center from the CLI, try conjure-up kubernetes.

Install with Juju

Try Juju’s drag and drop, browser based tool or for a detailed walk through of a CLI-based installation, go to Juju charm bundle for Kubernetes.

Getting Started with The Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes

Install on a public cloud

There are two ways to install Kubernetes in your software defined infrastructure on any major public cloud with conjure-up or Juju.

Install on your local machine

Canonical has developed microk8s, a simple, streamlined mechanism to get Kubernetes setup on any desktop. Microk8s is quick to install and has a small footprint suitable for local development and testing.

Install on a physical cluster

Deploy on an OpenStack cloud using MAAS to provision the physical servers and conjure-up to install OpenStack and Kubernetes.

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