My Blog proudly hosted on my RaspberryPi Cluster

Welcome, everyone!

This is my first blog post which is hosted on my Raspberry Pi Cluster, that runs Docker Swarm and is served from my Home in South Africa.

Just Look at It!

  • 3x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • Quad Core 1.2GHz Broadcom BCM2837 64bit CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • BCM43438 wireless LAN and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board
  • 3x 32GB Sandisk SD Cards (Replicated GlusterFS Volume for /gluster partition)
  • Upgraded switched Micro USB power source up to 2.5A


a Massive Thanks:

On my Docker Learning Path, I stumbled along Alex's blog and couldn't stop reading through his posts about Docker and RapberryPi's, and he inspired me on building my own Docker Swarm Cluster on RapberryPi's and to host awesome web applications on containers, hosted right inside my home.

A massive thanks to @alexellisuk please have a look at his Blog:, Twitter: and his Docker Hub Repositories: Hub.Docker/alexellis2 as he has a LOT of awesome ARM based Docker Images, and also please have a look at all the awesome stuff he blogs about, I absolutely cannot express myself enough on all the awesome stuff he works on, absolutely fantastic!

About Me:

I'm a massive Open Source and Linux Enthusiast, very curious and love discovering new projects and applications that people, all around the world develops.

I mainly work with Linux, AWS, Big Data, and recently, Python and Automation.

Also, I have my personal How-To Linux Tutorials blog available at, where I blog about stuff that I stumble along that contains posts of Linux, Docker, BigData, Python, Python Flask, Elasticsearch, MongoDB and AWS.

My Setup:

I have 3x Raspberrypi 3's, each with a 32GB SanDisk SD Card, formatted with Raspbian Jessie Lite, powered by a 6 Port USB Hub and networked with a Totolink 5 Port Gigabit Switch, but note that: the Rpi does not support Gigabit Networking

For persistent storage I have setup a Replicated GlusterFS Volume across the 3 nodes.

More details on how I did the setup, can be found from the Setting Up a Docker Swarm Cluster on RaspberryPi Nodes blog post.


Thanks for the visit, I will blog about awesome Docker and RaspberryPi related stuff as my mind stumble along awesome ideas :)