To get started you need certain tools in order to administrate your cluster and applications.

You also need a configuration file from us called <yourcluster>-kubeconfig and if you have access to multiple clusters, you can choose to combine your own ~/.kube/config or set the environment variable KUBECONFIG which both kubectl and helm honors. We will be showing how you do the latter.

To maintain your own kubeconfig you can read more about the topic in Kubernetes official documentation: Configure Access to Multiple Clusters

To install kubectl you can follow the official documentation here: Install and Set Up kubectl. And for helm you can follow their documentation: Installing the Helm client

Verify access

Let’s verify that you have access to your cluster.

$ export KUBECONFIG=elastx-example1-kubeconfig
$ kubectl get nodes
NAME                           STATUS   ROLES    AGE   VERSION
elastx-example1-k8s-master-1   Ready    master   5d    v1.10.4
elastx-example1-k8s-master-2   Ready    master   5d    v1.10.4
elastx-example1-k8s-master-3   Ready    master   5d    v1.10.4
elastx-example1-k8s-node-1     Ready    node     5d    v1.10.4
elastx-example1-k8s-node-2     Ready    node     5d    v1.10.4
elastx-example1-k8s-node-3     Ready    node     5d    v1.10.4

CAUTION: The kubeconfig you get from us has full administrator privileges.