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KWOK (Kubernetes WithOut Kubelet)

KWOK is pronounced as /kwɔk/.

KWOK is a toolkit that enables setting up a cluster of thousands of Nodes in seconds. Under the scene, all Nodes are simulated to behave like real ones, so the overall approach employs a pretty low resource footprint that you can easily play around on your laptop.

What is KWOK?

KWOK stands for Kubernetes WithOut Kubelet. So far, it provides two tools:

  • kwok is the cornerstone of this project, responsible for simulating the lifecycle of fake nodes, pods, and other Kubernetes API resources.
  • kwokctl is a CLI tool designed to streamline the creation and management of clusters, with nodes simulated by kwok.

Please see our website for more in-depth information.


See our own contributor guide and the Kubernetes community page.

Getting Involved

If you're interested in participating in future discussions or development related to KWOK, there are several ways to get involved:

Code of conduct

Participation in the Kubernetes community is governed by the Kubernetes Code of Conduct.