Getting Started

Unikube is a tool to enable developers to create cloud native applications locally.

Unikube CLI Installation

The Unikube CLI can be installed using pip:

pip install --upgrade unikube

In order to install the latest pre-release use pip:

pip install --upgrade unikube --pre

After the installation has completed, open up a new shell and run unikube --version to verify your installation. Now you can get started by logging in into your account.

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Note: python2 is not supported. Therefore, depending on your local python installation, you may need to run pip3 install unikube.


To authenticate with your Unikube account, run:

unikube login

It will redirect you to the login web page. See the login reference for more information.

To log out from your account, run:

unikube logout

Local System Preparation

After authentication, verify that your system is prepared for running a Kubernetes cluster locally:

unikube system verify

Are you missing dependencies on your local machine?

No Problem! Unikube makes it easy to install many of the required dependencies. Just execute:

unikube system install

Now you can run unikube system verify again to check if all dependencies have been installed correctly. See the install reference or verify reference for more information.

Hello Unikube!

Using unikube is as easy as:

unikube login
unikube project up <project>

At this point, your local cluster is up and running! Happy developing!