k3d is a lighweight wrapper to run k3s with docker. Unlike k3s, docker containers can be used to create Kubernetes nodes. It makes it useful to create local multi node clusters on the same machine like kind. This is particularly useful for devs and testers alike, as they would not need to deal with complication of setting up multi node Kubernetes setup.
Installation and Setup for k3d
One of the pre-requisites for k3d to work is docker. You can refer official instructions for same or one of our previous posts for installing docker in rootless mode.Read More »