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  • k9s

    🐶 Kubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style!

  • awesome-k8s-resources

    A curated list of awesome Kubernetes tools and resources.

    Not anything found on the awesome k8s resources list but for example:


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  • pluto

    A cli tool to help discover deprecated apiVersions in Kubernetes

  • CloudGraph cli

    The universal GraphQL API and CSPM tool for AWS, Azure, GCP, K8s, and tencent. (by cloudgraphdev) the GraphQL API for K8s, AWS, GCP, and Azure

  • devtron

    Tool integration platform for Kubernetes

    Have you tried Devtron ?

  • tilt

    Define your dev environment as code. For microservice apps on Kubernetes. was a nice experience to develop with k3s. I'm looking forward to using it more

  • stern

    ⎈ Multi pod and container log tailing for Kubernetes -- Friendly fork of (by stern)

    Please don't suggest this repo - it isn't actively maintained. It has been forked and is being worked on here

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  • stern

    ⎈ Multi pod and container log tailing for Kubernetes or pushing to GELF logging solution (by derdanne)

    aggregated container logging in cli: Stern

  • Flux

    Successor: — The GitOps Kubernetes operator (by fluxcd)

    CI/CD: Tekton Flux

  • rook

    Storage Orchestration for Kubernetes

    rook+ceph : baremetal persistant storage

  • draino

    Automatically cordon and drain Kubernetes nodes based on node conditions

    Drain node upon a condition: Draino

  • cost-model

    Cross-cloud cost allocation models for Kubernetes workloads [Moved to:]

    kubecost - analyse cost of the cluster

  • kured

    Kubernetes Reboot Daemon

    kured : automatic restarts of kubernetes nodes

  • flagger

    Progressive delivery Kubernetes operator (Canary, A/B Testing and Blue/Green deployments)

    flagger: Automated canary using istio/linkerd

  • local-path-provisioner

    Dynamically provisioning persistent local storage with Kubernetes

    localpathprovisioner : to provision storage in local machine

  • dex

    OpenID Connect (OIDC) identity and OAuth 2.0 provider with pluggable connectors

    DEX - Identity provider for kube login:

  • kubespy

    Tools for observing Kubernetes resources in real time, powered by Pulumi.

    KubeSpy - to see what's going on a deployment real time.

  • rbac-tool

    Rapid7 | insightCloudSec | Kubernetes RBAC Power Toys - Visualize, Analyze, Generate & Query

    Tool to create and visualize RBAC in cluster:

  • k8s-ecr-login-renew

    Renews Docker login credentials for an AWS ECR container registry.

  • permission-manager

    Permission Manager is a project that brings sanity to Kubernetes RBAC and Users management, Web UI FTW

    permission manager (web ui in cluster to manage user access):

  • kube-fledged

    A kubernetes operator for creating and managing a cache of container images directly on the cluster worker nodes, so application pods start almost instantly

    kube fledged - pre pull containes in nodes:

  • kubevious

    Kubevious - Kubernetes without disasters

    kubevious: UI tool and query the cluster with regex

  • kubeaudit

    kubeaudit helps you audit your Kubernetes clusters against common security controls

    kubeaudit: audit kubernetes or specific manifests for issues

  • karpenter

    Kubernetes Node Autoscaling: built for flexibility, performance, and simplicity.

    Auto scaler from AWS (karpenter):

  • mizu

    API traffic viewer for Kubernetes enabling you to view all API communication between microservices. Think TCPDump and Wireshark re-invented for Kubernetes

    API traffic viewer for kubernetes(kinda like wireshark):

  • kubefwd

    Bulk port forwarding Kubernetes services for local development.

    kubefwd bulk port forward:

  • helmfile

    Deploy Kubernetes Helm Charts

    helmfile is not widely known but awesomeme

  • helm-x

    Treat any Kustomization or K8s manifests directory as a Helm chart

    helm-x - Treat any Kustomization or K8s manifests directory as a Helm chart

  • cdk8s

    Define Kubernetes native apps and abstractions using object-oriented programming

    cdk8s was mentioned here already, but I want to emphasize how underrated this tool is. Because it is the only one capable of replacing the YAML hell not with a different wired language or declarative syntax.

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