Installing K10 on Other Kubernetes Distributions


Before installing K10 on any other certified Kubernetes distributions not explicitly covered, please ensure that the install prerequisites are met.

Installing K10

To use K10 with a certified Kubernetes distribution installed on-premises or in another environment you can follow the general instructions below. This includes running K10 on distributions such as Rancher, PKS, and OKD (OpenShift Origin). Depending on your underlying infrastructure, you might also need to provide access credentials as specified elsewhere for public cloud providers.

$ helm install k10 kasten/k10 --namespace=kasten-io


When using Cilium as the Container Network Interface (CNI), make sure to refer to the Kubernetes distribution's specific documentation for implementation details.

Validating the Install

To validate that K10 has been installed properly, the following command can be run in K10's namespace (the install default is kasten-io) to watch for the status of all K10 pods:

$ kubectl get pods --namespace kasten-io --watch

It may take a couple of minutes for all pods to come up but all pods should ultimately display the status of Running.

$ kubectl get pods --namespace kasten-io
NAMESPACE     NAME                                    READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
kasten-io     aggregatedapis-svc-b45d98bb5-w54pr      1/1     Running   0          1m26s
kasten-io     auth-svc-8549fc9c59-9c9fb               1/1     Running   0          1m26s
kasten-io     catalog-svc-f64666fdf-5t5tv             2/2     Running   0          1m26s

In the unlikely scenario that pods that are stuck in any other state, please follow the support documentation to debug further.

Validate Dashboard Access

By default, the K10 dashboard will not be exposed externally. To establish a connection to it, use the following kubectl command to forward a local port to the K10 ingress port:

$ kubectl --namespace kasten-io port-forward service/gateway 8080:80

The K10 dashboard will be available at

For a complete list of options for accessing the Kasten K10 dashboard through a LoadBalancer, Ingress or OpenShift Route you can use the instructions here.