Install using k0sctl#
k0sctl is a command-line tool for bootstrapping and managing k0s clusters. k0sctl connects to the provided hosts using SSH and gathers information on the hosts, with which it forms a cluster by configuring the hosts, deploying k0s, and then connecting the k0s nodes together.
With k0sctl, you can create multi-node clusters in a manner that is automatic and easily repeatable. This method is recommended for production cluster installation.
Note: The k0sctl install method is necessary for automatic upgrade.
You can execute k0sctl on any system that supports the Go language. Pre-compiled k0sctl binaries are available on the k0sctl releases page).
Note: For target host prerequisites information, refer to the k0s System Requirements.
1. Install k0sctl tool#
k0sctl is a single binary, the instructions for downloading and installing of which are available in the k0sctl github repository.
2. Configure the cluster#
Run the following command to create a k0sctl configuration file:
k0sctl init > k0sctl.yaml
This action creates a
k0sctl.yamlfile in the current directory:
apiVersion: k0sctl.k0sproject.io/v1beta1 kind: Cluster metadata: name: k0s-cluster spec: hosts: - role: controller ssh: address: 10.0.0.1 # replace with the controller's IP address user: root keyPath: ~/.ssh/id_rsa - role: worker ssh: address: 10.0.0.2 # replace with the worker's IP address user: root keyPath: ~/.ssh/id_rsa
Provide each host with a valid IP address that is reachable by k0ctl, and the connection details for an SSH connection.
Note: Refer to the k0sctl documentation for k0sctl configuration specifications.
3. Deploy the cluster#
k0sctl apply to perform the cluster deployment:
k0sctl apply --config k0sctl.yaml
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4. Access the cluster#
To access your k0s cluster, use k0sctl to generate a
kubeconfig for the purpose.
k0sctl kubeconfig > kubeconfig
kubeconfig, you can access your cluster using either kubectl or Lens.
kubectl get pods --kubeconfig kubeconfig -A
NAMESPACE NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE kube-system calico-kube-controllers-5f6546844f-w8x27 1/1 Running 0 3m50s kube-system calico-node-vd7lx 1/1 Running 0 3m44s kube-system coredns-5c98d7d4d8-tmrwv 1/1 Running 0 4m10s kube-system konnectivity-agent-d9xv2 1/1 Running 0 3m31s kube-system kube-proxy-xp9r9 1/1 Running 0 4m4s kube-system metrics-server-6fbcd86f7b-5frtn 1/1 Running 0 3m51s
- k0sctl does not perform any discovery of hosts, and thus it only operates on the hosts listed in the provided configuration.
- k0sctl can only add more nodes to the cluster. It cannot remove existing nodes.
- Control plane configuration options: Networking and datastore configuration
- Worker node configuration options: Node labels and kubelet arguments
- Support for cloud providers: Load balancer or storage configuration
- Installing the Traefik Ingress Controller: Ingress deployment information