Introducing k3OS

Online Meetup - Wednesday May 8, 2019



Darren Shepherd

Co-founder and Chief Architect








bill-maxwell-headshotBill Maxwell

Principal Engineer







Shannon-WiliamsShannon Williams

Co-founder and VP of Sales and Marketing


 Rancher Labs is excited to announce the immediate availability of k3OS -- a new lightweight operating system purpose-built for its popular k3s Kubernetes distribution. Announced in February, k3s is a lightweight Kubernetes distribution designed to run Kubernetes in resource-constrained environments.

With k3OS, developers and operators can now easily install, patch and upgrade k3s, and the underlying operating system, at the same time. Users can encapsulate both Kubernetes cluster configuration and the underlying Linux OS configuration in the same YAML files, save these YAML files in source code control systems, and apply these YAML files using kubectl. This approach simplifies the administrator experience and makes k3s clusters even more secure when running in low-touch computing environments.

In this meetup, Rancher co-founders Shannon Williams and Darren Shepherd will be on hand to demonstrate k3OS’ features and answer any questions. Join us as discuss and demo:

  • Installing and running  k3OS and k3s in resource constrained environments like the edge.
  • Configuring and updating k3OS and k3s using kubectl. 
  • Scaling Kubernetes management with k3OS and k3s


Date: Wednesday May 8, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM EST