Creating or using an existing Kubernetes cluster with GKE
Creating a new cluster
Using the GKE Explorer, you can quickly create a cluster:
In the header of the Google Kubernetes Engine Explorer panel, click on the plus icon (visible only on mouseover) to launch the Create Cluster wizard.
Then, select your project ID (or use the default one), zone/region, and preferred configuration (cluster name, number of nodes and machine type).
Click Create Cluster.
Working with existing clusters
If you have an existing Standard or Autopilot GKE cluster, you can set it as your active cluster and work with it using Cloud Code. Your existing clusters are accessible through your Kubernetes Explorer where you can select your preferred cluster, right-click, and select Set as Active Cluster.
Creating a Kubernetes cluster with minikube
You can use the minikube status bar (located in the status bar, adjacent to the Cloud Code status bar) to start, stop, pause, and view the status of a minikube cluster.
To start a cluster, click on the minikube status bar and choose 'Start'.
To pause or stop a running cluster, click on the minikube status bar and choose your preferred action.