Kubernetes Documentation

Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration engine for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The open source project is hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).


Understand the basics

Learn about Kubernetes and its fundamental concepts.




Try Kubernetes

Follow tutorials to learn how to deploy applications in Kubernetes.




Set up a cluster

Get Kubernetes running based on your resources and needs.




Learn how to use Kubernetes

Look up common tasks and how to perform them using a short sequence of steps.




Look up reference information

Browse terminology, command line syntax, API resource types, and setup tool documentation.




Contribute to the docs

Anyone can contribute, whether you’re new to the project or you’ve been around a long time.




Download Kubernetes

If you are installing Kubernetes or upgrading to the newest version, refer to the current release notes.


About the documentation

This website contains documentation for the current and previous 4 versions of Kubernetes.