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kops create

kops create

Create a resource by command line, filename or stdin.


Create a resource:

  • cluster
  • instancegroup
  • secret

Create a cluster, instancegroup, keypair, or secret using command line parameters, YAML configuration specification files, or stdin. (Note: keypairs and secrets cannot be created from YAML config files yet).

kops create {-f FILENAME}... [flags]


  # Create a cluster from the configuration specification in a YAML file.
  kops create -f my-cluster.yaml

  # Create an instancegroup based on the YAML passed into stdin.
  cat instancegroup.yaml | kops create -f -


  -f, --filename strings   Filename to use to create the resource
  -h, --help               help for create

Options inherited from parent commands

      --config string   yaml config file (default is $HOME/.kops.yaml)
      --name string     Name of cluster. Overrides KOPS_CLUSTER_NAME environment variable
      --state string    Location of state storage (kops 'config' file). Overrides KOPS_STATE_STORE environment variable
  -v, --v Level         number for the log level verbosity