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Why do Kubernetes Control Planes have an odd number of members?

June 29, 2023

The single most frequent question I get asked about Kubernetes is regarding the number of Control Plane nodes. Sometimes it is out of curiosity for the “unusual number”; other times, it is plainly confrontational since the person would prefer a different number, which usually is 2. The first thing to understand is that there are a couple of reasons to choose a certain number of Kubernetes Control Plane nodes over another, and those are:

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020

August 20, 2020

This year I managed to partecipate to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020. As you can imagine, the conference did not happen in real life, but it was converted to an online conference. More virtual conferences I attend to, more I understand the limits and the advantages of them compared to real conferences. In this particular conference, I realized that one of the biggest problems I have with virtual conferences is that, during the conference, the conference events and talks add to your usual events and meetings, making it impossible to follow all events you wanted to follow.

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