Quick start

Getting started with Kommander

Kommander is tool that provides a command console for deploying, monitoring and managing production-ready Kubernetes clusters on an enterprise scale. Kommander supports both Konvoy and non-Konvoy clusters.


Currently, installing Kommander also installs Konvoy. Prerequisites and initial requirements for Kommander are the same as those for Konvoy. See the Konvoy Prerequisites topic for information.

Download and Install

To download Konvoy with Kommander, see the Download Konvoy topic for information.

Download the tarball to your local Downloads directory.

For example, if you are installing on MacOS, download the compressed archive to the default ~/Downloads directory. Afterward, extract the tarball to your local system by running the following command:

tar -xf ~/Downloads/konvoy-kommander_darwin.tar.bz2

Copy the Konvoy package files to a directory in your user’s PATH to ensure you can invoke the konvoy command from any directory.

For example, copy the package to /usr/local/bin/ by running the following command:

sudo cp ~/Downloads/darwin/konvoy-kommander.tar.bz2/* /usr/local/bin/

Check version

konvoy --version

Once you have the newest version of konvoy, move into the directory where you would like to test and run:

konvoy up

Logging In

Logging in with Username and Password

After you provision your first Konvoy cluster, your username, password, and a URL to Konvoy will be printed to the command-line. Once in Konvoy, you should see a button labelled “Try Kommander Beta!”. If not, check to ensure you’ve installed the Konvoy release that includes Kommander.

Try Kommander button

To retrieve this information again, you can use the following command:

konvoy get ops-portal