Single-node deployments of Kubernetes are more common than what one would expect. In some scenarios, single-node clusters make much more sense. For development purposes or testing, there’s no need to deploy a full-blown production-grade cluster. Single-node deployments are also handy for appliances and IoT applications since they have a much smaller footprint. Enter MicroK8s, a tool by Canonical that enables you to easily deploy a lightweight single-node cluster in your local environment.