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Kubernetes contains several built-in tools to help you work with the Kubernetes system.
kubectl is the command line tool for Kubernetes. It controls the Kubernetes cluster manager.
kubeadm is the command line tool for easily provisioning a secure Kubernetes cluster on top of physical or cloud servers or virtual machines (currently in alpha).
minikube is a tool that makes it
easy to run 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.
Kubernetes Helm is a 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