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GCP: Install Kommander

You have installed the Konvoy component and created a cluster. Now it is time to Install Kommander which will allow you to access the UI and attach new or existing clusters to monitor.


  • Ensure you have reviewed all Prerequisites for Install.

  • Ensure you have a default StorageClass.

  • Note down the name of the cluster, where you want to install Kommander. If you do not know it, use kubectl get clusters -A to display it.

Create your Kommander Installer Configuration File

  1. Set the environment variable for your cluster:

    export CLUSTER_NAME=<your-management-cluster-name>
  2. Copy the kubeconfig file of your Management cluster to your local directory:

    dkp get kubeconfig -c ${CLUSTER_NAME} >> ${CLUSTER_NAME}.conf
  3. Create a configuration file for the deployment:

    dkp install kommander --init > kommander.yaml 
  4. If required: Customize your kommander.yaml.
    (info) See Kommander Customizations for customization options. Some of them include:
    Custom Domains and Certificates, HTTP proxy, External Load Balancer, GPU utilization, Rook Ceph customization (Pre-provisioned envs), etc.

Enable DKP Catalog Applications and Install Kommander

If you want to enable DKP Catalog applications after installing DKP, see Enable DKP Catalog Applications after Installing DKP.

  1. In the same kommander.yaml of the previous section, add these values for dkp-catalog-applications:

    kind: Installation
        - name: dkp-catalog-applications
              tag: v2.6.1

    (warning) If you only want to enable catalog applications to an existing configuration, add these values to an existing installer configuration file to maintain your Management cluster’s settings.

  2. Use the customized kommander.yaml to install DKP:

    dkp install kommander --installer-config kommander.yaml --kubeconfig=${CLUSTER_NAME}.conf

Tips and recommendations

  • The --kubeconfig=${CLUSTER_NAME}.conf flag ensures that you install Kommander on the correct cluster. For alternatives, see Provide Context for Commands with a kubeconfig File.

  • Applications can take longer to deploy, and time out the installation. Add the --wait-timeout <time to wait> flag and specify a period of time (for example, 1h) to allocate more time to the deployment of applications.

  • If the Kommander installation fails, or you wish to reconfigure applications, rerun the install command to retry.

Next Step:

GCP: Verify Install and Log in the UI

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