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Fedora (Single Node)


  1. You need 2 or more machines with Fedora installed. These can be either bare metal machines or virtual machines.


This is a getting started guide for Fedora. It is a manual configuration so you understand all the underlying packages / services / ports, etc…

This guide will only get ONE node (previously minion) working. Multiple nodes require a functional networking configuration done outside of Kubernetes. Although the additional Kubernetes configuration requirements should be obvious.

The Kubernetes package provides a few services: kube-apiserver, kube-scheduler, kube-controller-manager, kubelet, kube-proxy. These services are managed by systemd and the configuration resides in a central location: /etc/kubernetes. We will break the services up between the hosts. The first host, fed-master, will be the Kubernetes master. This host will run the kube-apiserver, kube-controller-manager, and kube-scheduler. In addition, the master will also run etcd (not needed if etcd runs on a different host but this guide assumes that etcd and Kubernetes master run on the same host). The remaining host, fed-node will be the node and run kubelet, proxy and docker.

System Information:


fed-master =
fed-node =

Prepare the hosts:

dnf -y install kubernetes
dnf -y install etcd
echo "    fed-master    fed-node" >> /etc/hosts
# Comma separated list of nodes in the etcd cluster
systemctl mask firewalld.service
systemctl stop firewalld.service

systemctl disable --now iptables.service

Configure the Kubernetes services on the master.

# The address on the local server to listen to.

# Comma separated list of nodes in the etcd cluster

# Address range to use for services

# Add your own!
for SERVICES in etcd kube-apiserver kube-controller-manager kube-scheduler; do
    systemctl enable --now $SERVICES
    systemctl status $SERVICES

Configure the Kubernetes services on the node.

We need to configure the kubelet on the node.

# Kubernetes kubelet (node) config

# The address for the info server to serve on (set to or "" for all interfaces)

# You may leave this blank to use the actual hostname

# location of the api-server
KUBELET_ARGS="--cgroup-driver=systemd --kubeconfig=/etc/kubernetes/master-kubeconfig.yaml"
kind: Config
- name: local
    server: http://fed-master:8080
- name: kubelet
- context:
    cluster: local
    user: kubelet
  name: kubelet-context
current-context: kubelet-context
for SERVICES in kube-proxy kubelet docker; do 
    systemctl enable --now $SERVICES
    systemctl status $SERVICES 
kubectl get nodes
NAME            STATUS      AGE      VERSION
fed-node        Ready       4h

To delete fed-node from your Kubernetes cluster, one should run the following on fed-master (Please do not do it, it is just for information):

kubectl delete -f ./node.json

You should be finished!

The cluster should be running! Launch a test pod.

Support Level

IaaS Provider Config. Mgmt OS Networking Docs Conforms Support Level
Bare-metal custom Fedora none docs Project

For support level information on all solutions, see the Table of solutions chart.