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Provider Software

Kubernetes Cluster Options

Easy Difficulty

Praetor (Web based setup/Keplr wallet)
Web based setup / Requires Keplr wallet and uses SSH to install k3s
HandyHost (ISO method)
OS Based setup / take over machine - great for old laptops or unused machines around the house

Medium Difficulty

Requires terminal skills and general knowledge of dev-ops.
The most lightweight option for Kubernetes with the lowest minimum specifications.
Built into Ubuntu by default - microk8s requires snapd is a great way to easily manage a large cluster
Rancher uses Docker to create a Kubernetes cluster on the master and worker nodes

Advanced Difficulty

Configure bare-metal hosts on-prem or in datacenters to create a Kubernetes cluster using etcd.

Additional Paths

Easily create a Kubernetes cluster with a simple CLI.

akashos

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Cluster Management Tools

Use tools like Lens to easily manage your Kubernetes cluster.

Provider Hardware

General Info

Adding compute to the Akash network has never been easier! Here are some of the recommended builds to get you started. You should plan to pair at least 1Gb of memory for each thread. We recommend providers always have unmetered / unlimited bandwidth to avoid any unexpected fees.

Build Guides

NUC Prebuilds

If you don't have much room for additional hardware, NUC's are a great way to jump into the Akash ecosystem! These systems from MinisForum have the latest generation AMD processors.
MinisForum HM90 | $699 | AMD 5900HX | 8 Core / 16 Thread | 32GB DDR4 | 512GB NVMe SSD
MinisForum HX90 | $839 | AMD 5900HX | 8 Core / 16 Thread | 32GB DDR4 | 512GB NVMe SSD

$600 : Budget Desktop Build - New

Recommended System Requirements
CPU: 6 core / 12 threads Memory : 32Gb Disk: 1Tb
Type
Item
Price
CPU
$166.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard
$74.99 @ Newegg
Memory
$97.79 @ Newegg
Storage
$94.99 @ Amazon
Case
$85.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply
$68.98 @ Amazon
Total
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-07-08 16:32 EDT-0400
$589.73

$600 : Budget Server Build - Used

Recommended System Requirements
CPU: 10 core / 20 threads Memory : 32Gb Disk: 1Tb
Configure and Buy: Dell R630 | Xeon 2650L v3 | 128Gb DDD4 | 2.5" SSD/HD SAS
TheServerStore TechMikeNY Best CPU Choices: Intel Xeon 2650L v4 1.8Ghz 14-Core/28 Thread Intel Xeon 2695 v4 2.1Ghz 18-Core/36 Thread Intel Xeon 2696/2699 v4 2.2Ghz 22-Core/44 Thread

$2000 : Insider Desktop Build - New

Recommended System Requirements
CPU: 16 core / 32 threads Memory : 32Gb Disk: 1Tb

$2000 : Insider Server Build - Used

Recommended System Requirements
CPU: 20 Core / 40 Thread Intel Xeon Memory : 128GB DDR4 Disk: 4TB SSD/SAS
Dell R720 | 128Gb DDD4 | 3.5" SSD/HD SAS
Best CPU Choices: Intel Xeon 2650L v4 1.8Ghz 14-Core/28 Thread Intel Xeon 2695 v4 2.1Ghz 18-Core/36 Thread Intel Xeon 2696/2699 v4 2.2Ghz 22-Core/44 Thread

Prosumer Desktop Build

Recommended System Requirements
24 Core / 48 Thread AMD Epyc/Threadripper 128GB DDR4 4TB NVMe / 2x 18TB HDD

Prosumer Server Build

Recommended System Requirements
24 Core / 48 Thread AMD Epyc 128GB DDR4 4TB SSD / 2TB NVMe / 8TB HD SAS
Buy on Newegg

Datacenter Server Build - New

Recommended System Requirements
32 Core / 64 Thread 512GB DDR4 4TB SSD / 2TB NVMe / 8TB HD SAS
Buy on Newegg