The Kubernetes command-line tool, kubectl, allows
you to run commands against Kubernetes clusters.
You can use kubectl to deploy applications, inspect and manage cluster resources,
and view logs. For more information including a complete list of kubectl operations, see the
kubectl reference documentation.
kubectl is installable on a variety of Linux platforms, macOS and Windows. Find your preferred operating system below.
kind lets you run Kubernetes on
your local computer. This tool requires that you have
Docker installed and configured.
The kind Quick Start page shows you what you need to do to get up and running with kind.
minikube is a tool that lets you run Kubernetes
minikube runs an all-in-one or a multi-node local Kubernetes cluster on your personal
computer (including Windows, macOS and Linux PCs) so that you can try out
Kubernetes, or for daily development work.
You can follow the official Get Started! guide if your focus is on getting the tool installed.
View minikube Get Started! Guide
Once you have
minikube working, you can use it to
run a sample application.
You can use the kubeadm tool to create and manage Kubernetes clusters. It performs the actions necessary to get a minimum viable, secure cluster up and running in a user friendly way.
Installing kubeadm shows you how to install kubeadm. Once installed, you can use it to create a cluster.