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Setting up Kubernetes | How do I connect to Kubectl and DigitalOcean command line tool?

Hey together, i am a beginner and already have some experience with cloud servers and wordpress. Now I would like to install Wordpress on a DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster.

Unfortunately I don’t know how to install Kubectl and I don’t know how to use the DigitalOcean command line tool.

I have a MacBook and currently no Kubernetes cluster. Do I need to install Kubectl locally on my MacBook? How do I connect to the Kubernetes cluster from DigitalOcean?

Many thanks to all help!

best Jonas


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Hi there @jonashartmann,

Yes you will need kubectl installed locally on your Mac. Here is a link to the official documentation on how you can do that for Mac:

https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/tools/install-kubectl/#install-kubectl-on-macos

After that you can download your Kubernetes Cluster config from your DigitalOcean Control Panel directly rather than using the doctl command-line tool. You can see the exact steps as described here in the official DigitalOcean documentation:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/kubernetes/how-to/connect-to-cluster/#download

Once you have the config file downloaded, you can run the following command to interact with the Kubernetes Cluster:

kubectl --kubeconfig="use_your_kubeconfig.yaml" get nodes

Hope that this helps! Let me know if you have any questions. Regards, Bobby