How to Install Kubectl on Windows 11

How to Install Kubectl on Windows 11

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating containerized application deployment, scaling, and management. You can run commands against Kubernetes clusters using the kubectl command-line tool. kubectl can be used to deploy applications, inspect and manage cluster resources, and inspect logs. You can install Kubectl on various Linux platforms, macOS, and Windows. The choice of your preferred operating system is depending on your needs. Read about VMware is acquiring Kubernetes security start-up Octarine, How to use System Information, MSINFO32 command-line tool switches, How to create a Static Pod in Kubernetes and Command Prompt – How to use the PsInfo utility

Note: kubectl is Kubernetes' command line interface (CLI) used to run commands against any Kubernetes cluster.

Installing Kubectl

To install Kubectl on your Windows machine, use this link to download the .exe file of Kubectl for windows. Then, in C drive, create a new folder, name it ‘kube’ or whatever you want

Create create a folder for the Kubectl and give it a name

Copy kubectl.exe inside, as shown in the image.

Copy Kubectl installation file into the folder

Setting path:

The next step to install kubectl is to set the path. To do this, go to Advance System settings > Environment Variables

Navigate to Advanced System Settings (install kubectl on windows)

Edit the path by adding “C:\kube”

edit the path to continue the install  of kubectl on windows

Now open the command prompt and run kubectl

Kubectl Installed on windows
Kubectl Installed

Congratulations you have successfully installed Kubectl on your Windows 11 machine.

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