Tools to help you use and enhance Kubernetes.

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Kubernetes contains several built-in tools to help you work with the Kubernetes system, and also supports third-party tooling.

Native Tools

Kubernetes contains the following built-in tools:


kubectl is the command line tool for Kubernetes. It controls the Kubernetes cluster manager.


kubefed is the command line tool to help you administrate your federated clusters.


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.

Third-Party Tools

Kubernetes supports various third-party tools. These include, but are not limited to:


Kubernetes Helm is a tool for managing packages of pre-configured Kubernetes resources, aka Kubernetes charts.

Use Helm to:


Kompose is a tool to help users familiar with Docker Compose move to Kubernetes.

Use Kompose to:

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