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Accessing Your Cluster

When you want hands-on management of your cluster, you have a few options.

Web-based Terminal

KubeGrid provides a web-based terminal that is pre-configured with kubectl installed and with your kubeconfig file already set, so that you can immediately interact with your Kubernetes cluster. Simply open the terminal via the web UI and use kubectl to query status or apply files. For details on locating the terminal within the KubeGrid web UI, please see the Cluster Access section of the UI Tour.

Local Terminal

You can access your cluster from your local terminal using the kubeconfig file. From the KubeGrid web UI, download the config file and use it with kubectl by either moving it to ~/.kube/config or by passing the kubeconfig argument on the command line when invoking kubectl. For details on where to find this on the KubeGrid web UI, see the Cluster Access section of the UI Tour. For details on using kubectl, see the Kubernetes documentation.

SSH Access

You can access your cluster via SSH. From the KubeGrid web UI, download the SSH key and use it with the -i command line argument when invoking ssh.