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k0s is an all-inclusive Kubernetes distribution, configured with all of the features needed to build a Kubernetes cluster simply by copying and running an executable file on each target host.

Key Features#

  • Available as a single static binary
  • Offers a self-hosted, isolated control plane
  • Supports a variety of storage backends, including etcd, SQLite, MySQL (or any compatible), and PostgreSQL.
  • Offers an Elastic control plane
  • Vanilla upstream Kubernetes
  • Supports custom container runtimes (containerd is the default)
  • Supports custom Container Network Interface (CNI) plugins (calico is the default)
  • Supports x86_64 and arm64

Join the Community#

We welcome your help in building k0s! If you are interested, we invite you to check out the k0s Contributing Guide and our Code of Conduct.


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Downloading k0s#

Download k0s for linux amd64 and arm64 architectures.

Getting Started#

Quick Start Guide for creating a full Kubernetes cluster with a single node.