Kubernetes contains several tools to help you work with the Kubernetes system.
minikube is a tool that
runs a single-node Kubernetes cluster locally on your workstation for
development and testing purposes.
Dashboard, the web-based user interface of Kubernetes, allows you to deploy containerized applications
to a Kubernetes cluster, troubleshoot them, and manage the cluster and its resources itself.
Helm is a tool for managing packages of pre-configured Kubernetes resources. These packages are known as Helm charts.
Helm is a third party managed tool for managing packages of pre-configured Kubernetes resources, aka Kubernetes charts.
Use Helm to:
- Find and use popular software packaged as Kubernetes charts
- Share your own applications as Kubernetes charts
- Create reproducible builds of your Kubernetes applications
- Intelligently manage your Kubernetes manifest files
- Manage releases of Helm packages
Kompose is a tool to help Docker Compose users move to Kubernetes.
Use Kompose to:
- Translate a Docker Compose file into Kubernetes objects
- Go from local Docker development to managing your application via Kubernetes
- Convert v1 or v2 Docker Compose
yamlfiles or Distributed Application Bundles
Kui is a GUI tool that takes your normal
kubectl command line requests and responds with graphics.
Kui takes the normal
kubectl command line requests and responds with graphics. Instead
of ASCII tables, Kui provides a GUI rendering with tables that you can sort.
Kui lets you:
- Directly click on long, auto-generated resource names instead of copying and pasting
- Type in
kubectlcommands and see them execute, even sometimes faster than
- Query a Job and see its execution rendered as a waterfall diagram
- Click through resources in your cluster using a tabbed UI