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Installing

Prerequisite

kubectl is required, see here.

macOS and Linux From Homebrew

brew update && brew install kops

The kops binary is also available via our releases.

GitHub Releases

Linux

curl -LO https://github.com/kubernetes/kops/releases/download/$(curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/kubernetes/kops/releases/latest | grep tag_name | cut -d '"' -f 4)/kops-linux-amd64
chmod +x kops-linux-amd64
sudo mv kops-linux-amd64 /usr/local/bin/kops

macOS

curl -LO https://github.com/kubernetes/kops/releases/download/$(curl -s https://api.github.com/repos/kubernetes/kops/releases/latest | grep tag_name | cut -d '"' -f 4)/kops-darwin-amd64
chmod +x kops-darwin-amd64
sudo mv kops-darwin-amd64 /usr/local/bin/kops

Windows

  1. Get kops-windows-amd64 from our releases.
  2. Rename kops-windows-amd64 to kops.exe and store it in a preferred path.
  3. Make sure the path you chose is added to your Path environment variable.