In this post, Spencer Smith shows how to deploy the Arges management plane and use it to provision other Talos clusters.
In this post, Spencer Smith introduces Arges, a new cluster management and bare metal deployment tool for Kubernetes and Talos, and talks about the process of designing the home lab used to prototype and build it.
The wait is over. Version 0.3 of Talos is out! This release is jam packed with goodies, but the thing I am most excited about is the stability we have gained. Throughout the course of the development cycle of v0.3 of Talos, we have worked with our community on getting Talos polished for production use.
The Talos Systems team and I attended KubeCon 2019 in San Diego a few weeks ago. It was my first KubeCon and I was stunned by the scale and scope of the conference. It reminded me of some of the recent AWS re:Invent shows: the crowded hallways and the jam-packed show floor seemed out of proportion for a software platform that's barely 5 years old...
I'm happy to announce that we have reached beta for our v0.3 release! We have some exciting changes in this release that I'm thrilled to share. In this post I will give an overview of the changes coming, but, for a more exhaustive list, see the changelog.
We are happy to announce that Talos 0.2 has been released! We are very excited about this release, since it builds on some of the architectural improvements we have been working on for a while, and will give us a great foundation to implement some really interesting functionality in 0.3 and the future.
The big idea: the traditional methods of systems management starts with a series of identically configured systems, say, your fleet of web servers or load balancers. Over time, though, the state of these machines diverged from each other because of package upgrades, configuration changes, and so on...
Howdy folks! I'm Spencer Smith, a software engineer here at Talos Systems. Today I wanted to spend some time writing about an upstream Kubernetes project called Cluster API (CAPI). I think it's one of the most exciting things being worked on in the community and is going to be a big deal for Talos clusters specifically as time goes on.
While I was eating lunch with my daughter the other day, I overheard a conversation that reminded me of the old days of infrastructure management and design. “...we’d need to find a port to use”, “but then it’d take two weeks to get a server.” “...then our security team needs to do their thing.”...
Talos is a modern, API-based operating system for Kubernetes, and our goal is to make deploying a Kubernetes environment as repeatable, secure, and consistent as possible. It's Linux-based, and we've removed all of the legacy stuff you don't need, and implemented a series of tools and APIs to focus the OS on one thing: running Kubernetes.