Deckhouse Platform in kind

kind is a tool for running local Kubernetes clusters using container “nodes” and was primarily designed for testing Kubernetes itself, but may be used for local development or CI.

Installing Deckhouse on kind, will allow you to get a Kubernetes cluster with Deckhouse installed in less than 15 minutes. It will allow you to get acquainted with Deckhouse main features quickly.

Deckhouse will be installed in a minimal configuration, with Grafana based monitoring enabled. Some features, such as node management and control plane management will not work. To simplify, the service is used for working with DNS.

Note! Some providers are blocking work and similar services. If you encounter such a problem, put the necessary domain names in the hosts file locally, or use a real domain and fix DNS names template.

Note! When using kind on Windows, monitoring (Grafana, Prometheus) may not be available or work incorrectly due to the need to use a special kernel for WSL. Read about the solution in the kind documentation.

Computer minimal requirements...

  • Operating system: macOS, Windows or Linux.
  • At least 4GB of RAM.
  • Installed container runtime (docker, containerd) and docker client.
  • HTTPS access to the container image registry.


A Kubernetes cluster will be deployed and Deckhouse will be installed into a cluster using the Shell script:

  • Run the following command for installing Deckhouse Community Edition:
    bash -c "$(curl -Ls"
    bash -c "$(curl -Ls"
  • Or run the following command for installing Deckhouse Enterprise Edition by providing a license key:
    bash -c "$(curl -Ls" -- --key <LICENSE_KEY>
    bash -c "$(curl -Ls" -- --key <LICENSE_KEY>

After installation is complete, you will get the admin user password for accessing Grafana. Grafana will be available at the URL

Example of the output...

Waiting for the Ingress controller to be ready.........................................
Ingress controller is running.

You have installed Deckhouse Platform in kind!

Don't forget that the default kubectl context has been changed to 'kind-d8'.

Run 'kubectl --context kind-d8 cluster-info' to see cluster info.
Run 'kind delete cluster --name d8' to remove cluster.

Provide following credentials to access Grafana at :

    Username: admin
    Password: LlF7X67BvgRO74LNWXHi

The information above is saved to /home/user/.kind-d8/info.txt file.

Good luck!

The user admin password for Grafana can also be found by running the command:

kubectl -n d8-system exec deploy/deckhouse -- sh -c "deckhouse-controller module values prometheus -o json | jq -r '.prometheus.internal.auth.password'"
kubectl -n d8-system exec deploy/deckhouse -- sh -c "deckhouse-controller module values prometheus -o json | jq -r '.prometheus.internal.auth.password'"