Connecting your computer to a cluster

In order to deploy software and settings to a cluster, you must connect and authenticate to it.

Connect to GKE cluster

The command for connection to the cluster can be obtained from the Google Cloud Platform Console by the individual cluster.

Look for the Connect button in the clusters list page.


Use the command below, filling in your cluster's informtion:

gcloud container clusters get-credentials <cluster-name> --zone <zone> --project <project-id>

Connect to EKS cluster

For the most up to date instructions, follow the Amazon EKS documentation on connecting to a cluster.

Connect to local minikube cluster

If you are doing local development, you can use minikube as your local cluster. If kubectl cluster-info is not showing minikube as the current cluster, use kubectl config set-cluster minikube to set the active cluster.