Kueue is a set of APIs and controller for job queueing. It is a job-level manager that decides when a job should be admitted to start (as in pods can be created) and when it should stop (as in active pods should be deleted).
Why use Kueue
Kueue is a lean controller that you can install on top of a vanilla Kubernetes cluster. Kueue does not replace any existing Kubernetes components. Kueue is compatible with cloud environments where:
- Compute resources are elastic and can be scaled up and down.
- Compute resources are heterogeneous (in architecture, availability, price, etc.).
Kueue APIs allow you to express:
- Quotas and policies for fair sharing among tenants.
- Resource fungibility: if a resource flavor is fully utilized, Kueue can admit the job using a different flavor.
The main design principle for Kueue is to avoid duplicating mature functionality in Kubernetes components and well-established third-party controllers. Autoscaling, pod-to-node scheduling and job lifecycle management are the responsibility of cluster-autoscaler, kube-scheduler and kube-controller-manager, respectively. Advanced admission control can be delegated to controllers such as gatekeeper.
Production Readiness status
✔️Coverage with unit and integration tests: ~72%
✔️Monitoring via metrics
✔️API validation and defaulting.
⏳Scalability tests in progress.
⚠️Latest API version: v1alpha2.
Based on community feedback, we continue to simplify and evolve the API to address new use cases.
Requires Kubernetes 1.22 or newer.
To install the latest release of Kueue in your cluster, run the following command:
kubectl apply -f https://github.com/kubernetes-sigs/kueue/releases/download/v0.2.1/manifests.yaml
The controller runs in the
Read the installation guide to learn more.
A minimal configuration can be set by running the samples:
kubectl apply -f config/samples/single-clusterqueue-setup.yaml
Then you can run a job with:
kubectl create -f config/samples/sample-job.yaml
Learn more about:
Learn more about the architecture of Kueue with the following design docs:
- bit.ly/kueue-apis discusses the API proposal and a high level description of how Kueue operates. Join the mailing list to get document access.
- bit.ly/kueue-controller-design presents the detailed design of the controller.
Community, discussion, contribution, and support
Learn how to engage with the Kubernetes community on the community page.
You can reach the maintainers of this project at:
Code of conduct
Participation in the Kubernetes community is governed by the Kubernetes Code of Conduct.