Before you begin

Before installing DKP, ensure you have the Prerequisites.

Follow these steps to install DKP:

  1. Install required packages. In most cases, you can install the required software using your preferred package manager. For example, on a macOS computer, you can use Homebrew to install kubectl and the aws command-line utility by running the following command:

    brew install kubernetes-cli awscli
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  2. Check the Kubernetes client version. Many important Kubernetes functions do not work if your client is outdated. You can verify that the version of kubectl you have installed is supported by running the following command:

    kubectl version --short=true
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  3. To download DKP, see the Download topic for information. You will need to download and extract the DKP binary package tarball.

  4. Verify you have valid cloud provider security credentials to deploy the cluster on that platform. This step is not required if you are installing DKP on an on-premises environment. For information about installing in an on-premises environment, see Install on-premises.

  5. Deploy with all of the default settings depending on which infrastructure you have. Go to the Advanced Infrastructure Providers section of the documentation for further steps on creating a cluster on your Cloud platform.

  6. Last, DKP Install UI.

Next steps

Now that you have a basic DKP cluster installed and ready to use, you might want to test operations by deploying a simple, sample application, customizing the cluster configuration, or checking the status of cluster components.

For more details, see the following topics: