Raspberry Pi Kubernetes Cluster - Part 2

Howdy again.

Alright, my 8 port switch showed up so I was able to connect my raspberry 3B+ boards to my home network. I plugged it in with 6 1ft CAT5 cables I had in my catch-all box that all of us nerds have. I’d highly suggest flexible CAT 6 cables instead if you can get them, like here. I ordered them and they showed up before I finished this post, so I am using the CAT6 cables.

The IP addresses they will receive initialy from my home router via DHCP can be determined with nmap. Lets imagine my subnet is

Once I got them on the network I did the following:

Install Raspberrian OS On SD Cards

You can get the Raspberry Pi Stretch Lite OS from here.

Raspberry Pi Stretch Lite

Then use the Etcher tool to install it to each of the 6 SD cards.



Before putting the cards into the Raspberry Pis you need to add a ssh folder to the root of the SD cards. This will allow you to ssh to each Raspberry Pi with default credentials (username: pi and password raspberry). Example: ssh pi@raspberry_pi_ip where raspberry_pi_ip is obtained from the nmap command above.

Next post will be setting up kubernetes. Thank you for reading.


Jason Meridth


My name is Jason Meridth. I am a continuously learning senior software developer/devops/team lead/development manager trying to not let best be the enemy of better. I reserve the right to change my mind upon obtaining more information. I am also the owner and principal software consultant at Meridth, LLC. If you have any software, hardward, networking, process, etc needs please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

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