Part 1 — Setting up
Before you can start using Kubernetes, you’ll need to install a tool to use it. There’s various command-line tools and graphical interfaces to choose from. We’ll use the default: kubectl.
Haven’t used a CLI before?
If you don’t have experience using a CLI, you’ll probably want to start out with Nerd rather than kubectl. Nerd is easier to get started with and we cover the basics of using a CLI in the Nerd getting started guide.
Alternatively you can set up your payment details in the portal to get access to a multicloud Kubernetes dashboard. This provides most of the functionality of kubectl.
The kubectl installation instructions are available on the Kubernetes website.
View installation instructions
To use kubectl with your Nerdalize cluster, you’ll have to add the cluster’s configuration to your
kubeconfig file. You can easily do that through our portal:
Go to the portal.
If you don’t have a Nerdalize account yet, you’ll be asked to set it up there.
- Click your preferred cluster.
- Run the command under the “Configure manually” option.