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To get Anvil up and running in Kubernetes, you’ll need a few tools installed on your local machine. These will allow you to manage the deployment.


Kubectl is the Kubernetes command-line tool, allowing you to run commands against Kubernetes clusters. Download it here.


Helm allows you to manage versioned releases inside Kubernetes. We use it to install and manage the Anvil Operator. Download it here.

Kubernetes UI

While it is possible to manage all aspects of a Kubernetes cluster via kubectl directly, there are many management tools that offer higher-level control over your cluster resources. You’ll need one of them - we recommend OpenLens (with extensions) or K9s.

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