To install and run Kuma execute the following steps:
Finally, you can follow the Quickstart to take it from here and continue your Kuma journey.
Kuma also provides Helm charts that we can use instead of this distribution.
# Download Kumactl
To run Kuma on Kubernetes, you need to download the Kuma cli (
kumactl) on your machine.
Once downloaded, you will find the contents of Kuma in the
kuma-1.5.0 folder. In this folder, you will find - among other files - the
bin directory that stores the executables for Kuma, including the CLI client
Note: On Kubernetes - of all the Kuma binaries in the
bin folder - we only need
So we enter the
bin folder by executing:
We suggest adding the
kumactl executable to your
PATH (by executing:
PATH=$(pwd):$PATH) so that it's always available in every working directory. Or - alternatively - you can also create link in
/usr/local/bin/ by executing:
ln -s $PWD/kumactl /usr/local/bin/kumactl
# Run Kuma
Finally, we can install and run Kuma:
This example will run Kuma in
standalone mode for a "flat" deployment, but there are more advanced deployment modes like "multi-zone".
It may take a while for Kubernetes to start the Kuma resources, you can check the status by executing:
kubectl get pod -n kuma-system
# Use Kuma
kuma-cp) will be installed in the newly created
kuma-system namespace! Now that Kuma has been installed, you can access the control-plane via either the GUI,
kubectl, the HTTP API, or the CLI:
You will notice that Kuma automatically creates a
Mesh entity with name
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kuma on Kubernetes 🚀.
In order to start using Kuma, it's time to check out the quickstart guide for Kubernetes deployments.