KWOK (Kubernetes WithOut Kubelet) #

KWOK is pronounced as /kwɔk/.

KWOK is a toolkit that enables setting up a cluster of thousands of Nodes in seconds. Under the scene, all Nodes are simulated to behave like real ones, so the overall approach employs a pretty low resource footprint that you can easily play around on your laptop.

What is KWOK? #

KWOK stands for Kubernetes WithOut Kubelet. So far, it provides two tools:

  • kwok is the cornerstone of this project, responsible for simulating the lifecycle of fake nodes, pods, and other Kubernetes API resources.
  • kwokctl is a CLI tool designed to streamline the creation and management of clusters, with nodes simulated by kwok.

Getting Started #

The animation below shows a test process to work with the latest version of kwok/kwokctl.

Welcome to get started with the installation, basic usage, custom configuration, and contribution to KWOK.

kwokctl Runtime and OS Support #

Runtime indicates which medium kwokctl will use to start the cluster

  • 🟢 Supported
  • 🔴 Not supported
  • 🟠 Need to use your own build of the Kubernetes binary
  • 🔵 Expected support but not fully tested
  • ⚫ TODO

Community #

See our own contributor guide and the Kubernetes community page.

Getting Involved #

If you’re interested in participating in future discussions or development related to KWOK, there are several ways to get involved:

Code of conduct #

Participation in the Kubernetes community is governed by the Kubernetes Code of Conduct.