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.
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.
kubectl_pod
-
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.
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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