Kubetools - Curated List of Kubernetes Tools

Kubetools was built with a purpose. It is being used by Collabnix Slack community internally to target the most popular tools and technique and coming up with the best practices around these tools. The community is planning to conduct webinar for the most voted tools based on the popularity. Do visit http://webinar.collabnix.com for the upcoming webinars around these tools.

Upcoming Kubetools Webinar

Year: 2020

Date Topic Registration Link Presenter Presentation Video Chat
11-Jan Awesome Traefik - Ingress Controller for Kubernetes Click Swapnasagar Pradhan - - -
8-Feb Building docker images without Dockerfile - Cloud Native Buildpack   Suman Chakraborty - - -

K8s Cluster Management

kubespray - Deploy a Production Ready Kubernetes Cluster
kops - Production Grade K8s Installation, Upgrades, and Management
Kube-ops-view - Kubernetes Operational View - read-only system dashboard for multiple K8s clusters
Kubeprompt - Kubernetes prompt info
Metalk8s - An opinionated Kubernetes distribution with a focus on long-term on-prem deployments
kind - Kubernetes IN Docker - local clusters for testing Kubernetes
Clusterman - Autoscale and Manage your compute clusters - Cluster Autoscaler for Kubernetes and Mesos
Cert-manager - Automatically provision and manage TLS certificates
Goldilocks - Get your resource requests “Just Right”
katafygio - Dump, or continuously backup Kubernetes objets as yaml files in git
Sealed Secrets - A Kubernetes controller and tool for one-way encrypted Secrets
OpenKruise/Kruise - Automate application workloads management on Kubernetes https://openkruise.io
kubectl snapshot - Take Cluster Snapshots
Kubernetes Job/CronJob Notifier - Kuberenets Job/CronJob Notifier
Kubernetes Janitor - Clean up (delete) Kubernetes resources after a configured TTL
Grafana Tanka - Tanka is a composable configuration utility for Kubernetes. It leverages the Jsonnet language to realize flexible, reusable and concise configuration
KubeDirector - Kubernetes Director (aka KubeDirector) for deploying and managing stateful applications on Kubernetes

K8s Cluster with core CLI tools

Bootkube - bootkube - Launch a self-hosted Kubernetes cluster
kubectx + kubens - Switch faster between clusters and namespaces in kubectl
kube-shell - Kubernetes shell: An integrated shell for working with the Kubernetes
kuttle: kubectl wrapper for sshuttle without SSH - Kubernetes wrapper for sshuttle
kubectl sudo - Run kubernetes commands with the security privileges of another user
K9s - Kubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style!
Ktunnel - A cli that exposes your local resources to kubernetes
Kubemqctl - Kubemqctl is a command line interface (CLI) for KubeMQ , Kubernetes Message Broker https://kubemq.io
kubectl-aliases - Programmatically generated handy kubectl aliases. https://ahmet.im/blog/kubectl-aliases/
go-kubectx - 5x-10x faster alternative to kubectx. Uses client-go
mkubectx - single command across all your selected kubernetes contexts

K8s Alert and Monitoring

Kiali - Kiali project, observability for the Istio service mesh
Prometheus - The Prometheus monitoring system and time series database.
Grafana - The tool for beautiful monitoring and metric analytics & dashboards for Graphite, InfluxDB & Prometheus & More
Kubetail - Bash script to tail Kubernetes logs from multiple pods at the same time
Searchlight - Alerts for Kubernetes
linkerd2 Monitoring Mixin for Grafana - Grafana dashboards for linkerd2 monitoring and can work in standalone (default) or in multi cluster setup
kuberhaus - Kubernetes resource dashboard with node/pod layout and resource requests
Kubernetes Job/CronJob Notifier - This tool sends an alert to slack whenever there is a Kubernetes cronJob/Job failure/success

K8s Troubleshooting

PowerfulSeal - A powerful testing tool for Kubernetes clusters
Crash-diagnostic - Crash-Diagnostics is a tool to help investigate, analyze, and troubleshoot unresponsive or crashed Kubernetes clusters
K9s - Kubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style!
Kubernetes CLI Plugin - Doctor - kubectl cluster triage plugin for k8s - 🏥 (brew doctor equivalent)
Knative Inspect - A light-weight debugging tool for Knative’s system components
Kubeman - To find information from Kubernetes clusters, and to investigate issues related to Kubernetes and Istio
Kubectl-debug - Debug your pod by a new container with every troubleshooting tools pre-installed
ksniff - Kubectl plugin to ease sniffing on kubernetes pods using tcpdump and wireshark

K8s Developement Tools

Podtnl: A CLI for Kubernetes Developers & Administrators - Expose your pod to Online easily from any kubernetes clusters without creating a kubernetes service
Okteto: A Tool for Cloud Native Developers - Build better applications by developing and testing your code directly in Kubernetes
Tilt: Tilt manages local development instances for teams that deploy to Kubernetes - Local Kubernetes development with no stress
Garden: Kubernetes from source to finish - Development orchestrator for Kubernetes, containers and functions.
KuberNix - Single dependency Kubernetes clusters for local testing, experimenting and development
Copper - A configuration file validator for Kubernetes
ko - Build and deploy Go applications on Kubernetes
Makisu - Fast and flexible Docker image building tool, works in unprivileged containerized environments like Mesos and Kubernetes
KUDO Kubernetes Universal Declarative Operator (KUDO) provides a declarative approach to building production-grade Kubernetes operators
Aegir - Validation Webhook for Kubernetes based on LIVR rules (https://livr-spec.org)
Telepresence - Debug a Kubernetes service locally, using your favorite debugging tool

K8s Alternative Tools for Developement

KubeSphere - Easy-to-use Production Ready Container Platform https://kubesphere.io
skippbox - A Desktop application for k8s
Micronetes - Micronetes is a local orchestrator inspired by kubernetes that makes developing and testing microservices and distributed applications easier
k3c - Classic Docker for a Kubernetes world - Lightweight local container engine for container development
Tilt - Local Kubernetes development with no stress https://tilt.dev/

K8s CI/CD integration Automation Tools

Skaffold - Easy and Repeatable Kubernetes Development
Apollo - Apollo - The logz.io continuous deployment solution over kubernetes
Helm Cabin - Web UI that visualizes Helm releases in a Kubernetes cluster
flagger - Progressive delivery Kubernetes operator (Canary, A/B Testing and Blue/Green deployments)
Kubeform - Kubernetes CRDs for Terraform providers https://kubeform.com
Spinnaker - Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence. http://www.spinnaker.io/
Helmsman - Helm Charts as Code
Argo - Argo Workflows: Get stuff done with Kubernetes

Network Policies

trireme-kubernetes - Aporeto integration with Kubernetes Network Policies
Calico - Cloud native connectivity and network policy
kubepox - Kubernetes network Policy eXploration tool
kokotap - Tools for kubernetes pod network tapping
Submariner - Connect all your Kubernetes clusters, no matter where they are in the world
egress-operator - An operator to produce egress gateway pods and control access to them with network policies

K8s Testing Tools

k6 - A modern load testing tool, using Go and JavaScript
Network bandwith and load testing - Test suite for Kubernetes
test-infra - Test infrastructure for the Kubernetes project
kube-score - Kubernetes object analysis with recommendations for improved reliability and security
Litmus - Cloud-Native Chaos Engineering; Kubernetes-Native Chaos Engineering; Chaos Engineering for Kubernetes

Service Mesh / Ingress

Istio - Connect, secure, control, and observe services
Traefik - The Cloud Native Edge Router
- Jan 2020
NGINX Ingress Controller - NGINX and NGINX Plus Ingress Controllers for Kubernetes
linkerd-config - A Kubernetes controller that knows how to reconcile the Linkerd configuration
Kong for Kubernetes - Use Kong for Kubernetes Ingress


Kubespy - Tools for observing Kubernetes resources in real time
Popeye - A Kubernetes cluster resource sanitizer
Stern - Multi pod and container log tailing for Kubernetes
Cri-tools - CLI and validation tools for Kubelet Container Runtime Interface (CRI)
Kubebox - Terminal and Web console for Kubernetes
Kubewatch - Watch k8s events and trigger Handlers
kube-state-metrics - Add-on agent to generate and expose cluster-level metrics
Sloop - Kubernetes History Visualization
kubectl tree 🎄 - Kubectl plugin to observe object hierarchies through ownerReferences
chaoskube - chaoskube periodically kills random pods in your Kubernetes cluster
BotKube - Helps you monitor your Kubernetes cluster(s), debug critical deployments and gives recommendations for standard practices
Kubestone - Kubestone is a benchmarking Operator that can evaluate the performance of Kubernetes installations
Chaos Mesh - A Chaos Engineering Platform for Kubernetes

Machine Learning/Deep Learning

Kubeflow - Machine Learning Toolkit for Kubernetes
Volcano - A Kubernetes Native Batch System

Compute Edge Tools

KubeEdge - Kubernetes Native Edge Computing Framework
Kubeless - Kubernetes Native Serverless Framework

Kubernetes Tools for Specific Cloud

Kubernetes on AWS (kube-aws) - A command-line tool to declaratively manage Kubernetes clusters on AWS
Draft: Streamlined Kubernetes Development - A tool for developers to create cloud-native applications on Kubernetes
helm-ssm - A low dependency tool for retrieving and injecting secrets from AWS SSM into Helm
Skupper - Multicloud communication for Kubernetes

Kubernetes Storage Providers

ChubaoFS - distributed file system and object storage
Longhorn - Cloud-Native distributed block storage built on and for Kubernetes
OpenEBS - Kubernetes native - hyperconverged block storage with multiple storage engines
Rook - Storage Orchestration for Kubernetes
TiKV - Distributed transactional key-value database
velero - Backup and migrate Kubernetes applications and their persistent volumes
Vitess - Vitess is a database clustering system for horizontal scaling of MySQL
Ubiquity - Ubiquity Storage Service for Container Ecosystems
kubectl-unbound-pvc - A kubectl plugint to see PVCs which are not in “Bound” state

Kubernetes Security tools

kube-hunter - Hunt for security weaknesses in Kubernetes clusters
kube-bench - Checks whether Kubernetes is deployed according to security best practices as defined in the CIS Kubernetes Benchmark
Kube-Scan - kube-scan: Octarine k8s cluster risk assessment tool https://www.octarinesec.com/
Permission manager - Permission Manager is a project that brings sanity to Kubernetes RBAC and Users management, Web UI FTW https://sighup.io/
Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System (KCCSS) - Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System https://www.octarinesec.com/
Sysdig Inspect - Sysdig Inspect - A powerful opensource interface for container troubleshooting and security investigation https://www.sysdig.org/

Kubernetes On Mobile

Cabin, the mobile app for Kubernetes - The Mobile Dashboard for Kubernetes
kubenav - kubenav is the navigator for your Kubernetes clusters right in your pocket. https://kubenav.io


Rudr - A Kubernetes implementation of the Open Application Model specification
Funktion - CLI tool for working with funktion
Alterant - A simple Kubernetes configuration modifier
BUCK - Brigade Universal Controller for Kubernetes
Chaos Toolkit Kubernetes Support - Kubernetes driver extension of the Chaos Toolkit probes and actions API
kube-fledged - A kubernetes add-on for creating and managing a cache of container images directly on the cluster worker nodes, so application pods start almost instantly