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The Kubernetes scheduler is a policy-rich, topology-aware, workload-specific function that significantly impacts availability, performance, and capacity. The scheduler needs to take into account individual and collective resource requirements, quality of service requirements, hardware/software/policy constraints, affinity and anti-affinity specifications, data locality, inter-workload interference, deadlines, and so on. Workload-specific requirements will be exposed through the API as necessary.

kube-scheduler [flags]


If true, adds the file directory to the header
--address string     Default: ""
DEPRECATED: the IP address on which to listen for the --port port (set to for all IPv4 interfaces and :: for all IPv6 interfaces). See --bind-address instead.
--algorithm-provider string
DEPRECATED: the scheduling algorithm provider to use, one of: ClusterAutoscalerProvider | DefaultProvider
log to standard error as well as files
--authentication-kubeconfig string
kubeconfig file pointing at the 'core' kubernetes server with enough rights to create This is optional. If empty, all token requests are considered to be anonymous and no client CA is looked up in the cluster.
If false, the authentication-kubeconfig will be used to lookup missing authentication configuration from the cluster.
--authentication-token-webhook-cache-ttl duration     Default: 10s
The duration to cache responses from the webhook token authenticator.
--authentication-tolerate-lookup-failure     Default: true
If true, failures to look up missing authentication configuration from the cluster are not considered fatal. Note that this can result in authentication that treats all requests as anonymous.
--authorization-always-allow-paths stringSlice     Default: [/healthz]
A list of HTTP paths to skip during authorization, i.e. these are authorized without contacting the 'core' kubernetes server.
--authorization-kubeconfig string
kubeconfig file pointing at the 'core' kubernetes server with enough rights to create This is optional. If empty, all requests not skipped by authorization are forbidden.
--authorization-webhook-cache-authorized-ttl duration     Default: 10s
The duration to cache 'authorized' responses from the webhook authorizer.
--authorization-webhook-cache-unauthorized-ttl duration     Default: 10s
The duration to cache 'unauthorized' responses from the webhook authorizer.
--azure-container-registry-config string
Path to the file containing Azure container registry configuration information.
--bind-address ip     Default:
The IP address on which to listen for the --secure-port port. The associated interface(s) must be reachable by the rest of the cluster, and by CLI/web clients. If blank, all interfaces will be used ( for all IPv4 interfaces and :: for all IPv6 interfaces).
--cert-dir string
The directory where the TLS certs are located. If --tls-cert-file and --tls-private-key-file are provided, this flag will be ignored.
--client-ca-file string
If set, any request presenting a client certificate signed by one of the authorities in the client-ca-file is authenticated with an identity corresponding to the CommonName of the client certificate.
--config string
The path to the configuration file. Flags override values in this file.
--contention-profiling     Default: true
DEPRECATED: enable lock contention profiling, if profiling is enabled
--feature-gates mapStringBool
A set of key=value pairs that describe feature gates for alpha/experimental features. Options are:
APIListChunking=true|false (BETA - default=true)
APIPriorityAndFairness=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
APIResponseCompression=true|false (BETA - default=true)
AllAlpha=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
AllBeta=true|false (BETA - default=false)
AllowInsecureBackendProxy=true|false (BETA - default=true)
AppArmor=true|false (BETA - default=true)
BalanceAttachedNodeVolumes=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
BlockVolume=true|false (BETA - default=true)
BoundServiceAccountTokenVolume=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CPUManager=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CRIContainerLogRotation=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIBlockVolume=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIDriverRegistry=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIInlineVolume=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIMigration=true|false (BETA - default=true)
CSIMigrationAWS=true|false (BETA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAWSComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAzureDisk=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAzureDiskComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAzureFile=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationAzureFileComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationGCE=true|false (BETA - default=false)
CSIMigrationGCEComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationOpenStack=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CSIMigrationOpenStackComplete=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
CustomCPUCFSQuotaPeriod=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
DevicePlugins=true|false (BETA - default=true)
DryRun=true|false (BETA - default=true)
DynamicAuditing=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
DynamicKubeletConfig=true|false (BETA - default=true)
EndpointSlice=true|false (BETA - default=false)
EphemeralContainers=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
EvenPodsSpread=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ExpandCSIVolumes=true|false (BETA - default=true)
ExpandInUsePersistentVolumes=true|false (BETA - default=true)
ExpandPersistentVolumes=true|false (BETA - default=true)
ExperimentalHostUserNamespaceDefaulting=true|false (BETA - default=false)
HPAScaleToZero=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
HyperVContainer=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
IPv6DualStack=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
KubeletPodResources=true|false (BETA - default=true)
LegacyNodeRoleBehavior=true|false (ALPHA - default=true)
LocalStorageCapacityIsolation=true|false (BETA - default=true)
LocalStorageCapacityIsolationFSQuotaMonitoring=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
NodeDisruptionExclusion=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
NonPreemptingPriority=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
PodDisruptionBudget=true|false (BETA - default=true)
PodOverhead=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ProcMountType=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
QOSReserved=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
RemainingItemCount=true|false (BETA - default=true)
RemoveSelfLink=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ResourceLimitsPriorityFunction=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
RotateKubeletClientCertificate=true|false (BETA - default=true)
RotateKubeletServerCertificate=true|false (BETA - default=true)
RunAsGroup=true|false (BETA - default=true)
RuntimeClass=true|false (BETA - default=true)
SCTPSupport=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ServerSideApply=true|false (BETA - default=true)
ServiceNodeExclusion=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ServiceTopology=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
StartupProbe=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
StorageVersionHash=true|false (BETA - default=true)
StreamingProxyRedirects=true|false (BETA - default=true)
SupportNodePidsLimit=true|false (BETA - default=true)
SupportPodPidsLimit=true|false (BETA - default=true)
Sysctls=true|false (BETA - default=true)
TTLAfterFinished=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
TaintBasedEvictions=true|false (BETA - default=true)
TokenRequest=true|false (BETA - default=true)
TokenRequestProjection=true|false (BETA - default=true)
TopologyManager=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
ValidateProxyRedirects=true|false (BETA - default=true)
VolumePVCDataSource=true|false (BETA - default=true)
VolumeSnapshotDataSource=true|false (BETA - default=true)
WinDSR=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
WinOverlay=true|false (ALPHA - default=false)
WindowsGMSA=true|false (BETA - default=true)
WindowsRunAsUserName=true|false (BETA - default=true)
--hard-pod-affinity-symmetric-weight int32     Default: 1
DEPRECATED: RequiredDuringScheduling affinity is not symmetric, but there is an implicit PreferredDuringScheduling affinity rule corresponding to every RequiredDuringScheduling affinity rule. --hard-pod-affinity-symmetric-weight represents the weight of implicit PreferredDuringScheduling affinity rule. Must be in the range 0-100.This option was moved to the policy configuration file
-h, --help
help for kube-scheduler
--http2-max-streams-per-connection int
The limit that the server gives to clients for the maximum number of streams in an HTTP/2 connection. Zero means to use golang's default.
--kube-api-burst int32     Default: 100
DEPRECATED: burst to use while talking with kubernetes apiserver
--kube-api-content-type string     Default: "application/vnd.kubernetes.protobuf"
DEPRECATED: content type of requests sent to apiserver.
--kube-api-qps float32     Default: 50
DEPRECATED: QPS to use while talking with kubernetes apiserver
--kubeconfig string
DEPRECATED: path to kubeconfig file with authorization and master location information.
--leader-elect     Default: true
Start a leader election client and gain leadership before executing the main loop. Enable this when running replicated components for high availability.
--leader-elect-lease-duration duration     Default: 15s
The duration that non-leader candidates will wait after observing a leadership renewal until attempting to acquire leadership of a led but unrenewed leader slot. This is effectively the maximum duration that a leader can be stopped before it is replaced by another candidate. This is only applicable if leader election is enabled.
--leader-elect-renew-deadline duration     Default: 10s
The interval between attempts by the acting master to renew a leadership slot before it stops leading. This must be less than or equal to the lease duration. This is only applicable if leader election is enabled.
--leader-elect-resource-lock endpoints     Default: "endpointsleases"
The type of resource object that is used for locking during leader election. Supported options are endpoints (default) and `configmaps`.
--leader-elect-resource-name string     Default: "kube-scheduler"
The name of resource object that is used for locking during leader election.
--leader-elect-resource-namespace string     Default: "kube-system"
The namespace of resource object that is used for locking during leader election.
--leader-elect-retry-period duration     Default: 2s
The duration the clients should wait between attempting acquisition and renewal of a leadership. This is only applicable if leader election is enabled.
--lock-object-name string     Default: "kube-scheduler"
DEPRECATED: define the name of the lock object. Will be removed in favor of leader-elect-resource-name
--lock-object-namespace string     Default: "kube-system"
DEPRECATED: define the namespace of the lock object. Will be removed in favor of leader-elect-resource-namespace.
--log-backtrace-at traceLocation     Default: :0
when logging hits line file:N, emit a stack trace
--log-dir string
If non-empty, write log files in this directory
--log-file string
If non-empty, use this log file
--log-file-max-size uint     Default: 1800
Defines the maximum size a log file can grow to. Unit is megabytes. If the value is 0, the maximum file size is unlimited.
--log-flush-frequency duration     Default: 5s
Maximum number of seconds between log flushes
--logtostderr     Default: true
log to standard error instead of files
--master string
The address of the Kubernetes API server (overrides any value in kubeconfig)
--policy-config-file string
DEPRECATED: file with scheduler policy configuration. This file is used if policy ConfigMap is not provided or --use-legacy-policy-config=true
--policy-configmap string
DEPRECATED: name of the ConfigMap object that contains scheduler's policy configuration. It must exist in the system namespace before scheduler initialization if --use-legacy-policy-config=false. The config must be provided as the value of an element in 'Data' map with the key='policy.cfg'
--policy-configmap-namespace string     Default: "kube-system"
DEPRECATED: the namespace where policy ConfigMap is located. The kube-system namespace will be used if this is not provided or is empty.
--port int     Default: 10251
DEPRECATED: the port on which to serve HTTP insecurely without authentication and authorization. If 0, don't serve plain HTTP at all. See --secure-port instead.
--profiling     Default: true
DEPRECATED: enable profiling via web interface host:port/debug/pprof/
--requestheader-allowed-names stringSlice
List of client certificate common names to allow to provide usernames in headers specified by --requestheader-username-headers. If empty, any client certificate validated by the authorities in --requestheader-client-ca-file is allowed.
--requestheader-client-ca-file string
Root certificate bundle to use to verify client certificates on incoming requests before trusting usernames in headers specified by --requestheader-username-headers. WARNING: generally do not depend on authorization being already done for incoming requests.
--requestheader-extra-headers-prefix stringSlice     Default: [x-remote-extra-]
List of request header prefixes to inspect. X-Remote-Extra- is suggested.
--requestheader-group-headers stringSlice     Default: [x-remote-group]
List of request headers to inspect for groups. X-Remote-Group is suggested.
--requestheader-username-headers stringSlice     Default: [x-remote-user]
List of request headers to inspect for usernames. X-Remote-User is common.
--scheduler-name string     Default: "default-scheduler"
DEPRECATED: name of the scheduler, used to select which pods will be processed by this scheduler, based on pod's "spec.schedulerName".
--secure-port int     Default: 10259
The port on which to serve HTTPS with authentication and authorization.If 0, don't serve HTTPS at all.
If true, avoid header prefixes in the log messages
If true, avoid headers when opening log files
--stderrthreshold severity     Default: 2
logs at or above this threshold go to stderr
--tls-cert-file string
File containing the default x509 Certificate for HTTPS. (CA cert, if any, concatenated after server cert). If HTTPS serving is enabled, and --tls-cert-file and --tls-private-key-file are not provided, a self-signed certificate and key are generated for the public address and saved to the directory specified by --cert-dir.
--tls-cipher-suites stringSlice
--tls-min-version string
Minimum TLS version supported. Possible values: VersionTLS10, VersionTLS11, VersionTLS12, VersionTLS13
--tls-private-key-file string
File containing the default x509 private key matching --tls-cert-file.
--tls-sni-cert-key namedCertKey     Default: []
A pair of x509 certificate and private key file paths, optionally suffixed with a list of domain patterns which are fully qualified domain names, possibly with prefixed wildcard segments. If no domain patterns are provided, the names of the certificate are extracted. Non-wildcard matches trump over wildcard matches, explicit domain patterns trump over extracted names. For multiple key/certificate pairs, use the --tls-sni-cert-key multiple times. Examples: "example.crt,example.key" or "foo.crt,foo.key:*,".
DEPRECATED: when set to true, scheduler will ignore policy ConfigMap and uses policy config file
-v, --v Level
number for the log level verbosity
--version version[=true]
Print version information and quit
--vmodule moduleSpec
comma-separated list of pattern=N settings for file-filtered logging
--write-config-to string
If set, write the configuration values to this file and exit.