k3s on Raspberry Pi: Hardware

6 Feb 2020 16:44 k3s raspberry-pi

I had a bunch of hardware lying around from an earlier abandoned side project:

  • 5x Raspberry Pi 2 Model B v1.1.
  • 5x Samsung 32GB Micro SDHC cards.
  • 2x stackable Raspberry Pi “cases”. I used these, but they’re discontinued now, apparently. Other solutions are available.
  • Anker PowerPort 6 port USB charging hub, with short USB cables.
  • Netgear GS108 switch.
  • 5x short Ethernet cables. Scott recommends flat ones. I didn’t have any.
  • 1x medium Ethernet cable, connected to the Netgear GS116E under my desk.
  • A USB keyboard (didn’t need it).
  • A monitor (didn’t need it).
Update: I’ve since rebuilt the cluster with RPi 4 nodes