How to connect to a cluster with kubectl
Once your cluster is created, a
.kubeconfig file is available for download to manage several Kubernetes clusters. You can use this with
kubectl, the Kubernetes command line tool, allowing you to run commands against your Kubernetes clusters. You can use
kubectl from a terminal on your local computer to deploy applications, inspect and manage cluster resources, and view logs.
You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:
Install kubectl on your local computer.
.kubeconfigfiles from your Cluster’s overview page:
Configure access to your cluster. You can do this in one of two ways:
KUBECONFIGenvironment variable:export KUBECONFIG=/$HOME/Downloads/Kubeconfig-ClusterName.yaml
use $HOME/.kube/config file:mv $HOME/Downloads/Kubeconfig-ClusterName.yaml $HOME/.kube/config
Either way, make sure you replace
/$HOME/Downloads/Kubeconfig-ClusterName.yamlwith the correct name and path of your downloaded
Run the following command to finish:kubectl get nodes