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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

k8s info: kubectx and kubens to the rescue

kubectx is a utility to manage and switch between kubectl(1) contexts. To me this is so handy I can't live without it. I am constantly using k8s everywhere from PKS (Pivotal Container Service) clusters, GKE clusters, minikube and wherever I can get my hands on a cluster.

So when I heard about kubectx and no I can't live with this and it makes my life so much easier. His how

Where is my current k8s context and potentially what other contexts could I switch to?

Ok so I am in the k8s cluster with the context of "apples". Let's switch to "lemons" then

It's really as simple as that. In my world every k8s cluster is named after a FRUIT.

Finally if you wish to set the correct context namespace you can use "kubens" to do that just as easily as shown below

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