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This section of the Kubernetes documentation contains references.

API Reference

API Client Libraries

To call the Kubernetes API from a programming language, you can use client libraries. Officially supported client libraries:

CLI Reference

  • kubectl - Main CLI tool for running commands and managing Kubernetes clusters.
  • kubeadm - CLI tool to easily provision a secure Kubernetes cluster.

Config Reference

  • kubelet - The primary node agent that runs on each node. The kubelet takes a set of PodSpecs and ensures that the described containers are running and healthy.
  • kube-apiserver - REST API that validates and configures data for API objects such as pods, services, replication controllers.
  • kube-controller-manager - Daemon that embeds the core control loops shipped with Kubernetes.
  • kube-proxy - Can do simple TCP/UDP stream forwarding or round-robin TCP/UDP forwarding across a set of back-ends.
  • kube-scheduler - Scheduler that manages availability, performance, and capacity.

Design Docs

An archive of the design docs for Kubernetes functionality. Good starting points are Kubernetes Architecture and Kubernetes Design Overview.