How to create a kubernetes deployment with a Digital Ocean image

Posted February 3, 2021 1.4k views
KubernetesDigitalOcean Container Registry (DOCR)

I have an image uploaded in DigitalOcean’s container registry.

Via command line, how do I create a Kubernetes deployment using this image?

The full registry name is:

Running following command does not work. Getting image pull failure.

kubectl create deployment --image myname/myimage my-app

I have already setup the token stuff and set up the config file inside my .kube folder.

Thus the following command does work and my 3x nodes shows up in terminal.

kubectl get nodes

Issue is with the image. How do I reference that the docker image should come from the digital ocean registry?

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Hi there,

You can specify the image with the full URL fo the DigitalOcean Docker registry:


For more information, I would recommend checking this tutorial here on how to use your Private DigitalOcean Container Registry with Docker and Kubernetes: