How do I access my Kubernetes cluster?

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I've deployed a Kubernetes cluster using the Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE), and I'm not sure how to access it. How can I run kubectl commands to manage my cluster?

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When you deploy a Kubernetes cluster using LKE, you aren't able to access the Master Node directly. Our guide provides instructions on how to connect to and manage your LKE cluster using kubectl on your local machine using your cluster's kubeconfig file.

If you have a need to be able to access your cluster's Master Node directly, but don't want to deploy Kubernetes manually using kubeadm, you can use Rancher to deploy a cluster with a Master Node that you can access directly. If you've deployed a Kubernetes cluster manually or using Rancher, then you can run kubectl directly on the Master Node.


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