Releasing HypriotOS 1.11.0: Docker 19.03.0 CE from Raspberry Pi Zero to 4 B

We’re proud to announce our 1.11.0 release of HypriotOS - the fastest way to get Docker up and running on any Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 4 B

Features of HypriotOS

Latest Docker Engine 19.03.0 Community Edition
You can use the latest features of the freshly-baked Docker Engine 19.03.0 that is still warm. It includes the Swarm Mode, which allows high availability of services in a multi-node cluster within just a few simple commands.

Up to date with Raspbian Lite Buster
You can run HypriotOS with an up-to-date OS and Linux kernel which is in sync with the current Raspbian Lite Buster running a Linux kernel 4.19.58.

Support for the complete Raspberry Pi family
You can run HypriotOS on every model of the Raspberry Pi family - we’re supporting Pi 1, 2, 3, the 3 B+, Zero and even the Compute Module and the new Raspberry Pi 4 B.

Easy flashing and configuration
We improved our flash tool, which puts HypriotOS onto a SD card that is ready to boot from with a single command. With additional command line options you can customize HypriotOS during the flash operation to have the best out-of-the-box first-boot experience. HypriotOS includes cloud-init, which makes the first boot of your Raspberry Pi customizable and you even are able connecting it to your Wi-Fi network during boot. After booting, you can find the Raspberry Pi at your network with a simple ping black-pearl.local – no more searching for IP addresses required thanks to the integrated Avahi service discovery.

Enhanced security out of the box
We think that security should be shipped out-of-the-box. We make HypriotOS more secure without you even noticing it. For instance, there is no built-in “root” user. Also, the default user “pirate” (password “hypriot”) is can be customized or removed before the first boot. Just look at the file /boot/user-data. You can add your public SSH key, disable password logins and specify a different user account before you even boot your Raspberry Pi. WiFi can be customized and enabled to have Docker up and running through the air without attaching a keyboard and monitor.

Smaller than Raspbian Lite
Even though HypriotOS 1.11.0 is fully packed with the complete and latest Docker tool set, it now comes at a size smaller than the tiniest version of Raspbian (“Raspbian Lite”).

Please see all details in the release notes.

Quick start

Download our flash tool

curl -O
chmod +x flash
sudo mv flash /usr/local/bin/flash

Now run this command to flash HypriotOS 1.11.0


Afterwards, put the SD card into the Raspberry Pi and power it. That’s all to get HypriotOS up and running!

Next steps

If you want to connect to the Raspberry Pi, run

ssh [email protected]

with password “hypriot”.

Flash with Wi-Fi settings for Pi Zero / Pi 3 / Pi 4

If you want the Raspberry Pi Zero (or Pi 3 or Pi 4) to connect directly to your Wi-Fi after boot, change the hostname of the Raspberry Pi and more, edit /boot/user-data of the SD card and have a look at our FAQ. Alternatively, checkout the parameters of the Hypriot flash tool that also allows you to define your own cloud-init user-data template file which will be copied onto the SD image for you:

flash -n myHOSTNAME -u wifi.yml

Feedback, please

As always, use the comments below to give us feedback and share it on Twitter or Facebook.

Please send us your feedback on our Gitter channel or tweet your thoughts and ideas on this project at @HypriotTweets.

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