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This page applies to Dash Enterprise 5.
When you installed Dash Enterprise, you were able to interact with your Kubernetes cluster from the bootstrap node because
kubectl, the official Kubernetes command line tool, was
installed as part of the script that you ran. Now that your bootstrap node is decommissioned, you can install
kubectl on your workstation to
continue using the command line to interact with your cluster. This page can help you connect to your cluster using
kubectl, even if you were not involved in the Dash Enterprise installation.
You can use
kubectl commands to retrieve secrets from your cluster, check the status of resources, view logs, and more.
In addition, connecting to your cluster with
kubectl allows you to use Lens,
an open-source tool that offers a graphical user interface for inspecting Kubernetes clusters.
kubectl on your workstation is recommended, but is not the only way to inspect your cluster. You can also consider generating a support bundle
and reaching out to us for help.
There are multiple ways to install
kubectl. We recommend choosing your preferred method from the official
kubectl installation documentation:
kubectl uses a
config file that defines cluster connection information. This file is located in the
$HOME/.kube directory by default and is commonly called kubeconfig. In this step, you’ll run
a command that adds cluster credentials to the kubeconfig file so that you can use them when you run
kubectl commands. When you use a cluster’s kubeconfig information,
that cluster becomes your
You can now run commands against your Kubernetes cluster from your workstation. Learn about
or view the full reference documentation.
Warning: Do not run
kubectlcommands that edit or delete objects in the cluster unless instructed by our customer success team. Making changes to Kubernetes objects could cause discrepancies
between the resources on the cluster and what is displayed in the Dash Enterprise App Manager, among other potential issues.
If you have Lens installed, your cluster is added to the list you can choose from in the Lens Catalog.
If you work with multiple clusters, check your current context before interacting with a cluster:
kubectl config current-context
To list the available contexts in your kubeconfig:
kubectl config get-contexts
The context names are displayed in the
To switch to a different context:
kubectl config use-context <context-name>
<context-name> is the name of the context you want to use.
Refer to the
kubectl config reference
for more help switching contexts and managing the contents of your kubeconfig.