Cluster Decisions and Parts
In my last post I outlined several decisions that I would need to make when deciding how to create my container cluster using Raspberry Pis. Here are my the parts that I ordered and the all the decisions that I have finalized.
I ordered everything from Amazon because of Prime and selection.
- 3 x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
- 3 x 32GB Samsung EVO Select MicroSD
- 1 x Anker PowerPort 6
- 1 x HobbyMate Nylon Standoff Spacers
- 1 x Anker 8-in-1 USB 3.0 Card Reader
There are only a couple notable items in this list that I feel like I need to explain. The Anker PowerPort 6 is a heck of a deal, not only does it deliver the power needed, can grow it my my cluster, but it also ships with six one foot micro usb cables. That saves some money from other options. I also had to add the Anker USB card reader as my desktop doesn’t have one and my Surface has it’s slot being used to expand my storage. I decided to not go with a fancy case just yet, but if I do it will be this one.
In my first post I outlined several decisions that I still needed to make and I have to say that all of them have been decided.
I would like to really try RKT, however, I am going to stick with Docker. It is a known quantity and it has ARM support.
It is going to be Kubernetes. It has the momentum at the moment and is going to be less complex than trying to get all the Apache bits to work.
I may regret this decision, but I am going to just go with wireless. I will use my Google Wifi to assign static IPs.
My went with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. It is the obvious choice with great support.
I don’t think there are remaining decisions. I am going to start the build in the next week and I will post up on all the pieces as I get going.
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