kubectl – Execute tasks in pods running on Kubernetes

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Use the kubectl exec command to run tasks in, or put/fetch files to, pods running on the Kubernetes container platform.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local master node that executes this connection.

  • kubectl (go binary)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
ca_cert
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Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_SSL_CA_CERT
var: ansible_kubectl_ssl_ca_cert
var: ansible_kubectl_ca_cert
Path to a CA certificate used to authenticate with the API.

aliases: kubectl_ssl_ca_cert
client_cert
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_CERT_FILE
var: ansible_kubectl_cert_file
var: ansible_kubectl_client_cert
Path to a certificate used to authenticate with the API.

aliases: kubectl_cert_file
client_key
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_KEY_FILE
var: ansible_kubectl_key_file
var: ansible_kubectl_client_key
Path to a key file used to authenticate with the API.

aliases: kubectl_key_file
kubectl_container
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_CONTAINER
var: ansible_kubectl_container
Container name. Required when a pod contains more than one container.
kubectl_context
-
Default:
""
env:k8S_AUTH_CONTEXT
var: ansible_kubectl_context
The name of a context found in the K8s config file.
kubectl_extra_args
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_EXTRA_ARGS
var: ansible_kubectl_extra_args
Extra arguments to pass to the kubectl command line.
Please be aware that this passes information directly on the command line and it could expose sensitive data.
kubectl_host
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_HOST
env:K8S_AUTH_SERVER
var: ansible_kubectl_host
var: ansible_kubectl_server
URL for accessing the API.
kubectl_kubeconfig
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_KUBECONFIG
var: ansible_kubectl_kubeconfig
var: ansible_kubectl_config
Path to a kubectl config file. Defaults to ~/.kube/conig
kubectl_namespace
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_NAMESPACE
var: ansible_kubectl_namespace
The namespace of the pod
kubectl_password
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_PASSWORD
var: ansible_kubectl_password
Provide a password for authenticating with the API.
Please be aware that this passes information directly on the command line and it could expose sensitive data. We recommend using the file based authentication options instead.
kubectl_pod
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Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_POD
var: ansible_kubectl_pod
Pod name. Required when the host name does not match pod name.
kubectl_token
-
env:K8S_AUTH_TOKEN
env:K8S_AUTH_API_KEY
var: ansible_kubectl_token
var: ansible_kubectl_api_key
API authentication bearer token.
Please be aware that this passes information directly on the command line and it could expose sensitive data. We recommend using the file based authentication options instead.
kubectl_username
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_USERNAME
var: ansible_kubectl_username
var: ansible_kubectl_user
Provide a username for authenticating with the API.
validate_certs
-
Default:
""
env:K8S_AUTH_VERIFY_SSL
var: ansible_kubectl_verify_ssl
var: ansible_kubectl_validate_certs
Whether or not to verify the API server's SSL certificate. Defaults to true.

aliases: kubectl_verify_ssl

Status

Authors

  • xuxinkun

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