gkectl is the command line interface to GKE On-Prem, used for various tasks:

  • Generating and validating GKE On-Prem configuration files.
  • Preparing a vSphere environment for clusters.
  • Creating admin and user clusters.
  • Resizing and upgrading clusters.
  • Troubleshooting cluster issues.

To list all available commands, run

gkectl help

To get help for a specific command:

gkectl help [COMMAND]


Simple kubernetes cluster management

  gkectl [flags]
  gkectl [command]

Available Commands:
  check-config  Validate the seed config file and the environment.
  create        Create a GKE On-Prem cluster
  create-config Create a new GKE On-Prem config template
  delete        Delete a GKE On-Prem cluster
  diagnose      Diagnose, validate and debug the cluster and its environment.
  help          Help about any command
  prepare       Prepare your environment
  upgrade       Upgrade Admin and User Clusters
  version       Print the gkectl version

      --alsologtostderr                 log to standard error as well as files
  -h, --help                            help for gkectl
      --httptest.serve string           if non-empty, httptest.NewServer serves on this address and blocks
      --log_file string                 If non-empty, use this log file
      --log_file_max_size uint          Defines the maximum size a log file can grow to. Unit is megabytes. If the value is 0, the maximum file size is unlimited. (default 1800)
      --skip-validation-all             Skip all validations.
      --skip-validation-config          Skip lightweight config validations.
      --skip-validation-docker          Skip Docker-related validations.
      --skip-validation-infra           Skip provider-related validations.
      --skip-validation-load-balancer   Skip load balancer-related validations.
      --skip-validation-net-config      Skip network configuration validations.
      --skip-validation-node-ips        Skip node IPs-related validations.
      --skip-validation-proxy           Skip proxy validations.
      --skip-validation-vips            Skip VIPs-related validations.
      --skip_headers                    If true, avoid header prefixes in the log messages
      --skip_log_headers                If true, avoid headers when opening log files
      --stderrthreshold severity        logs at or above this threshold go to stderr (default 2)
  -v, --v Level                         number for the log level verbosity (default 0)

Use "gkectl [command] --help" for more information about a command.