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  • Writer's pictureSubhasish Sahu

Install Kubectl on Windows

Download kubectl from

Download the latest release v1.22.0

Keep it under program files and add the binary into your PATH by editing the environment variable

K8s CheatSheet

1) Check that kubectl is properly configured by getting the cluster state:

2) If kubectl cluster-info returns the URL response but you can't access your cluster, to check whether it is configured properly use:

3) Ensure the version of the kubectl client

4) Bring up the minikube dashboard

5) Create a sample deployment and expose it on port 8080:

kubectl create deployment hello-minikube

kubectl expose deployment hello-minikube --type=NodePort --port=8080

6) To see if the services are up or not

command: kubectl get services hello-minikube

7) To access this service is to let minikube launch a web browser for you

command : minikube service hello-minikube


8) Forward deployment/service to the port:

command: kubectl port-forward service/hello-minikube 7080:8080

9) To pause the cluster

The Dashboard will stop now and you cannot bring it up. If you bring it up, you will the below error

10) Browse the catalog of easily installed Kubernetes services

11) Increase the default memory limit (requires a restart)

12) Halt the cluster

13) Start the cluster

14) Create a second cluster running an older Kubernetes release

command : minikube start -p aged --kubernetes-version=v1.16.1

It cant be created on windows

15) Delete all of the minikube clusters

If you are not able to launch minikube due to the above deletion, the start minikube first

command: minikube start

Then run command: minikube dashboard

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