How to setup kubernetes on windows WSL


How do I setup Kubernetes and run kubectl commands from windows machine

WSL(Windows subsystems linux) can be leveraged when you want to run kubectl commands from windows machine. Steps as below,

  1. Enable WSL with Kalilinux
  2. Install Windows Docker
  3. Create docker hub account and link account to Windows docker
  4. In Windows docker, go to settings
  5. Then enable Kubernetes
  6. Setup Persistent volume claim (pvc) by creating a yaml configuration for this.
  7. Run kubectl apply to yaml file
  8. When creating pods, or does kubectl deployment, make sure volume mounting done based on pvc
  9. Verify pod status by accessing commandline to docker containet directories

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