Version: v0.1.0-alpha.4



Kalm is optimized to work with the latest version of Kubernetes (currently 1.18.x), and is backwards compatible down to 1.14.x

Kalm versionk8s 1.16.xk8s 1.17.xk8s 1.18.x

Step 1: Prerequisites

Cluster Setup

Kalm can be used to manage any kubernetes cluster. For the purpose of this tutorial, we recommend that you try kalm on Minikube localhost cluster first.

Alternatively, see the References sections for provisioning clusters on AWS, Google Cloud and Azure.

Install Kubectl

Installation of Kalm requires kubectl, which can be installed according to the official Install and Set Up kubectl docs.


Please make sure that the version of kubectl is sufficient. It is strongly recommended that you use the version corresponding to the cluster. Using an earlier version of kubectl may cause errors in the installation process.

Step 2: Install Kalm


Before proceeding, please make sure that the current context of your kubectl is the correct cluster.

Kalm can be installed as a Kubernetes Operator directly onto your cluster via:

curl -sL | bash

This command installs Kalm plus a few dependencies, and typically takes 3-5 minutes to complete. Relax in the mean time, or watch this short video on how Kalm works:

The installation script will give you real-time feedback of services spinning up. Once you see Installation Complete, move on to the next step.

Step 3: Access Webserver

To enable browser access, open a port via:

kubectl port-forward -n kalm-system \
$(kubectl get pod -n kalm-system \
-l app=kalm \
-ojsonpath="{.items[0]}") \

Now open http://localhost:3010/

login screen

Next Step

Congratulations! Kalm is now properly setup and running. Next, let's create our first application to see how Kalm works.

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