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Kubed by AppsCode - A Kubernetes cluster manager daemon.


$ helm repo add appscode https://charts.appscode.com/stable/
$ helm repo update
$ helm install appscode/kubed


This chart bootstraps a Kubed controller deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager.


  • Kubernetes 1.8+

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release:

$ helm install appscode/kubed --name my-release

The command deploys Kubed operator on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

Tip: List all releases using helm list

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the my-release:

$ helm delete my-release

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.


The following table lists the configurable parameters of the Kubed chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
replicaCount Number of kubed operator replicas to create (only 1 is supported) 1
kubed.registry Docker registry used to pull Kubed image appscode
kubed.repository Kubed container image kubed
kubed.tag Kubed container image tag 0.9.0
imagePullSecrets Specify image pull secrets nil (does not add image pull secrets to deployed pods)
imagePullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
criticalAddon If true, installs kubed operator as critical addon false
logLevel Log level for kubed 3
affinity Affinity rules for pod assignment {}
nodeSelector Node labels for pod assignment {}
tolerations Tolerations used pod assignment {}
resources Compute resources for the kubed container {}
rbac.create If true, create and use RBAC resources true
serviceAccount.create If true, create a new service account true
serviceAccount.name Service account to be used. If not set and serviceAccount.create is true, a name is generated using the fullname template ``
apiserver.enabled If true, enable kubed api server true
apiserver.groupPriorityMinimum The minimum priority the group should have. 10000
apiserver.versionPriority The ordering of this API inside of the group. 15
apiserver.ca CA certificate used by main Kubernetes api server ``
enableAnalytics Send usage events to Google Analytics true
config.clusterName Set cluster name to something meaningful to you, say, prod, prod-us-east, qa, etc. so that you can distinguish notifications sent by kubed unicorn
config.enableConfigSyncer If true, enables configmap and secret syncer true
config.enableEventForwarder If true, enables event forwarder false
config.enableRecycleBin If true, enables recycle bin for deleted objects true

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example:

$ helm install --name my-release --set image.tag=v0.2.1 appscode/kubed

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example:

$ helm install --name my-release --values values.yaml appscode/kubed


By default the chart will not install the recommended RBAC roles and rolebindings.

You need to have the flag --authorization-mode=RBAC on the api server. See the following document for how to enable RBAC.

To determine if your cluster supports RBAC, run the the following command:

$ kubectl api-versions | grep rbac

If the output contains "beta", you may install the chart with RBAC enabled (see below).

Enable RBAC role/rolebinding creation

To enable the creation of RBAC resources (On clusters with RBAC). Do the following:

$ helm install --name my-release appscode/kubed --set rbac.create=true