Automate OpenShift 4 UPI deployments on vSphere using Packer

Quickly deploy OpenShift 4 UPI on vSphere using CoreOS ISO for static network configuration deployments using Packer

JR Morgan

1 minute read

If you’re deploying OpenShift 4.x into vSphere environments without DHCP your deployment options are limited to using Red Hat CoreOS ISOs. This isn’t a big deal, but manually typing the kernel arguments for bootstrap, master, and compute nodes can become a headache, and leads to typos, cursing, and drinking.

k3s Cluster on ARM-based Rock64 SoCs

k3s cluster on ARM-based Rock64 SoCs

JR Morgan

6 minute read

To quickly and easily test k3s for edge use cases I’ve been running a single master + single worker node configuration on a couple Rock64’s purchased from Ameridroid. For less than $130 (shipped) I purchased 2x Rock64 4GB models along with the requisite 5V/3A power adapters. Yes, I would now prefer to run k3s (among other things) on an Nvidia Jetson Nano, but I bought my Rock64’s well before the Nano was released and I also had a second project in mind, similar to…