Developer Installation

This section is intended for developers creating their own third party service (device driver or support service).


  • docker to be able to use k3d at all
  • kubectl to interact with the Kubernetes cluster
Note: k3d v5.x.x requires at least Docker v20.10.5 (runc >= v1.0.0-rc93) to work properly.

Installation of the latest version of K3d can be done using curl:

curl -s | bash

A new Cluster can now be created as follows:

k3d cluster create mycluster

A list of Clusters can be shown as follows:

k3d cluster list
For complete K3d documentation see the website or run
k3d --help

Once the Cluster is up and running you can use kubectl from the command line to interact with it.