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Using KinD with Podman (kinp)

I've been using kind on ec2 for a while now because I was too lazy to work around issues I was having locally. I finally go around to writing a shell wrapper for kind today and would like to share.

If you have any issues please let me know!

Disclaimer: This has been tested to work on Fedora 33 only but should work on other systems (provided you have podman installed.

Install kinp

git clone
cd kinp

# install main script to /usr/bin/kinp
# installs library script to /usr/lib/kinp/libkinp
sudo bash install
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Using kinp

kinp is used exactly as you would kind. That being said, kinp will download all dependencies before running (provided they do not already exist).

Dependencies include:

  • kubectl
  • kind
  • awscli (if AWS_ACCOUNT_ID env_var is set)

Create cluster

kinp create cluster
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Check cluster

kubectl get nodes
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Destroy cluster

kinp delete cluster
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There you have it Kubernetes in Podman! If you have any questions or comments please let me know!

Top comments (1)

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Konstantinos N. Nikas

Thanks a lot, Scott!

Error message on wsl2(podman in ubuntu 20.04):

:/usr/share/containers/kinp$ kubectl get nodes
The connection to the server localhost:8080 was refused - did you specify the right host or port?

What would you suggest?