Guides - Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE)

The Linode CLI is a wrapper around the Linode API that allows you to manage your Linode account from the command line. Virtually any task that can be done through the Linode Manager can be done through the CLI, making it an excellent tool for scripting.

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  1. Lists current Kubernetes Clusters available on your account:

    linode-cli lke clusters-list
  2. Create a Kubernetes Cluster. The Kubernetes Cluster will be created asynchronously. You can use the events system to determine when the Kubernetes Cluster is ready to use:

    linode-cli lke cluster-create \
      --label cluster12345 \
      --region us-central \
      --k8s_version 1.16 \
      --node_pools.type g6-standard-4 --node_pools.count 6 \
      --node_pools.type g6-standard-8 --node_pools.count 3 \
      --tags ecomm
  3. Update Kubernetes Cluster:

    linode-cli lke cluster-update $cluster_id \
      --label lkecluster54321 \
      --tags ecomm \
      --tags blog \
      --tags prod \
      --tags monitoring
  4. Delete a Cluster you have permission to read_write:

    linode-cli lke cluster-delete $cluster_id
  5. List all active Node Pools on a Kubernetes Cluster:

    linode-cli lke pools-list $cluster_id
  6. Create a Node Pool on a Kubernetes Cluster:

    linode-cli lke pool-create $cluster_id \
      --type g6-standard-4 \
      --count 6
  7. Update Node Pool in a Kubernetes Cluster. When a Node Pool’s count is changed, the Nodes in that pool will be replaced in a rolling fashion.

    linode-cli lke pool-update $cluster_id $pool_id \
      --count 6
  8. Delete a Node Pool from a Kubernetes Cluster:

    linode-cli lke pool-delete $cluster_id $pool_id
  9. View the Kubeconfig file for the Kubernetes Cluster:

    linode-cli lke kubeconfig-view $cluster_id

Other actions are available. Use linode-cli lke --help for a complete list.

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