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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.
See Install and Set Up
information about how to download and install
kubectl and set it up for
accessing your cluster.
You can also read the
kubectl reference documentation.
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 a single-node 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.
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.