Ops: My K8s Cli Toolset

In the last couple of months, the command line tools I have been using to interact with kubernetes hasn’t seen any additions. It’s a good time to write it down.

  1. kube-ps1: Sets the current k8s ctx as info line to your prompt.

  2. kubectx, kubens + fzf: Switch quickly between contexts and namespaces.

  3. k9s: Control Panel for your k8s collector

  4. kail: See aggregated logs from the cluster based on pattern matched filters.

k9s stands out as the most used tool. It deserves it’s own post describing it’s many features.