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Kind Cluster

This only cover the basics to use a kind cluster. You can find more details at kind documentation.


You can follow this to install kind.

Create a Cluster

You can simply create a kind cluster by

kind create cluster

To customize your cluster, you can provide additional configuration. For example, the following is a sample kind configuration.

kind: Cluster
  - role: control-plane
  - role: worker
  - role: worker
  - role: worker

Using the configuration above, run the following command will give you a k8s v1.17.2 cluster with 1 control-plane node and 3 worker nodes.

kind create cluster --config hack/kind-config.yaml --image=kindest/node:v1.17.2

You can use --image flag to specify the cluster version you want, e.g. --image=kindest/node:v1.17.2, the supported version are listed here.

Load Docker Image into the Cluster

When developing with a local kind cluster, loading docker images to the cluster is a very useful feature. You can avoid using a container registry.

kind load docker-image your-image-name:your-tag

See Load a local image into a kind cluster for more information.

Delete a Cluster

kind delete cluster