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Certified Kubernetes Certified Kubernetes

Symplegma (from greek σύμπλεγμα) is a simple set of Ansible playbooks to deploy Kubernetes with Kubeadm. It is heavily inspired by Kubespray and OpenStack Ansible.

Symplegma is Kubernetes certified since v1.12. Check out CNCF Landscape.

The main goal is to be minimalist with sensible defaults.

Deploys a Kubernetes cluster

  • Deploys vanilla Kubernetes with Kubeadm.
  • Supports Flatcar Linux / Ubuntu 20.04
  • Does not rely on Docker
  • Uses CRI compatible runtime:
    • containerd (default)
    • cri-o
  • Does not depend on cloud provider
  • Does not depend on primary master
  • Dynamic config
  • Always up to date: No deprecated options


Documentation can be found here


  • Support cilium as network plugin
  • Support Kata container on QEMU and Firecracker
  • Support bootstrapping GitOps


Each role is hosted in a separate repository in particuleio. Exhaustive list of roles can be found in requirements.yml


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