Like minikube, kubectl comes installed in the online terminal. Type kubectl in the terminal to see its usage.
The common format of a kubectl command is: kubectl action resource
This performs the specified action (like create, describe) on the specified resource (like node, container). You can use
--help after the command to get additional info about possible parameters (
kubectl get nodes --help).
Check that kubectl is configured to talk to your cluster, by running the
kubectl version command:
OK, kubectl is installed and you can see both the client and the server versions.
To view the nodes in the cluster, run the
kubectl get nodes command:
kubectl get nodes
Here we see the available nodes (1 in our case). Kubernetes will choose where to deploy our application based on Node available resources.