This topic describes how to use kubectl to connect to a serverless Kubernetes (ASK) cluster from your on-premises machine.


  1. Download the latest kubectl client from the Kubernetes version description page.
  2. Install and set up the kubectl client.

    For more information, see Install and set up kubectl.

  3. Configure the cluster credentials.

    You can view the cluster credentials on the details page of the cluster.

    1. Log on to the ACK console.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Serverless Clusters.
    3. On the Clusters page, click the name of a cluster or click Applications in the Actions column.
    4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Cluster Information.
    5. Click the Basic Information tab. In the Cluster Information section, you can view the public and internal IP addresses.
      Connection information
    6. Click the Connection Information tab. You can copy the code block on the Public Access tab or the Internal Access tab to the file in the $HOME/.kube/config directory of your on-premises machine. By default, kubectl retrieves cluster credentials from this directory. You can also create a file, for example, a /tmp/kubeconfig file, and paste the cluster credentials into the file. Then, run the export KUBECONFIG=/tmp/kubeconfig command.
    7. After the preceding operation is complete, run the following command to check whether the kubectl client is connected to the cluster:
      kubectl get pod
      No resources found.

What to do next

After the preceding operations are complete, you can use kubectl to connect to the ASK cluster from your on-premises machine.