There are more than 450+ Kubernetes Certified Service Providers and tons of Kubernetes Certified distributions. Choosing a right distribution can be a daunting task. 

Kubetools is built with a purpose to build a curated list of popular Kubernetes tools. It is actively maintained by Collabnix Slack Community.

Top Featured Kubernetes Tools(Sep 2023)

Table Of Contents


Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1kubetailBash script to tail Kubernetes logs from multiple pods at the same time
2kube-s3Kubernetes pods used shared S3 storage
3kubectl-ports-rsA kubectl krew plugin to provide a list of exposed ports on kubernetes Pod resources

Cluster Management

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1MonokleDesktop unified visual tool for authoring, analysis and deployment of Kubernetes configurations
2kopsProduction Grade K8s Installation, Upgrades, and Management
3silver-surferCheck ApiVersion compatibility and provide Migration path for Kubernetes objects when upgrading Kubernetes to latest versions
4Kube-ops-viewKubernetes Operational View – read-only system dashboard for multiple K8s clusters
5kubepromptKubernetes prompt info
6Metalk8sAn opinionated Kubernetes distribution with a focus on long-term on-prem deployments
7kindKubernetes IN Docker – local clusters for testing Kubernetes
8ClustermanCluster Autoscaler for Kubernetes and Mesos
9Cert-managerAutomatically provision and manage TLS certificates
10GoldilocksGet your resource requests “Just Right”
11katafygioDump, or continuously backup Kubernetes objets as yaml files in git
12RancherComplete container management platform
13Sealed SecretsA Kubernetes controller and tool for one-way encrypted Secrets
14OpenKruise/KruiseAutomate application workloads management on Kubernetes
15kubectl snapshotTake Cluster Snapshots
16kappsimple deployment tool focused on the concept of “Kubernetes application” — a set of resources with the same label
17KEDAEvent-driven autoscaler for Kubernetes
18OctantTo better understand the complexity of Kubernetes clusters
19PortainerPortainer inside a Kubernetes environment
20GardenerDeliver fully-managed clusters at scale everywhere with your own Kubernetes-as-a-Service
21xlskubectlxlskubectl — a spreadsheet to control your Kubernetes cluster
22KubefirstFully-automated OSS delivery & infrastructure management gitops platforms
23KamajiBuild and operate Kubernetes at scale with a fraction of operational burden
24kustomizerAn experimental package manager for distributing Kubernetes configuration as OCI artifacts
25Kudodeclarative approach to building production-grade Kubernetes Operators
26node-problem-detectorThis is a place for various problem detectors running on the Kubernetes nodes
27k0sk0s is an all-inclusive Kubernetes distribution, which is configured with all of the features needed to build a Kubernetes cluster and packaged as a single binary for ease of use
28k0smotronDeploy and run Kubernetes control planes powered by k0s on any existing cluster
29ClusterPediaThe Encyclopedia of Kubernetes clusters
30kubeanKubernetes lifecycle management operator based on kubespray.

Cluster With Core CLI Tools

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1Bootkubebootkube – Launch a self-hosted Kubernetes cluster
2kubectx + kubensSwitch faster between clusters and namespaces in kubectl
3kube-ps1Kubernetes prompt info for Bash and Zsh
4kube-shellKubernetes shell: An integrated shell for working with the Kubernetes
5kuttle: kubectl wrapper for sshuttle without SSHKubernetes wrapper for sshuttle
6kubectl sudoRun kubernetes commands with the security privileges of another user
7K9sKubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style!
8KtunnelA cli that exposes your local resources to kubernetes
9KubeOperatorRun kubectl command in Web Browser.
10VimkubectlManage any Kubernetes resource from Vim
11KubeHelperKubeHelper – simplifies many daily Kubernetes cluster tasks through a web interface.
12kubecolorcolorizes kubectl output
13KrewKrew is the package manager for kubectl plugins
14KueueKueue is a set of APIs and controller for job queueing
15fubectlReduces repetitive interactions with kubectl
16kube-ps1Kubernetes prompt for bash and zsh
17ConftestWrite tests against structured configuration data using the Open Policy Agent Rego query language
18Kube-capacityA CLI that provides an overview of the resource requests, limits, and utilization in a k8s cluster
19KarpenterKubernetes Node Autoscaler built for flexibility, performance, and simplicity
20Autoscalerautoscaler Autoscaling components for Kubernetes
21KuredKubernetes Reboot Daemon
22Kube-promptAn interactive kubernetes client featuring auto-complete
23ClickCommand Line Interactive Controller for Kubernetes
24KubieA more powerful alternative to kubectx and kubens
25PlutoA cli tool to help discover deprecated apiVersions in Kubernetes
26ksyncSync files between your local system and a kubernetes cluster
27fleetManage large fleets of Kubernetes clusters
28stashBackup your Kubernetes Stateful Applications
29FinchThe Finch CLI an open source client for container development
30KubeViewKubernetes cluster visualiser and graphical explorer
31DeschedulerDescheduler for Kubernetes
32cloudttyA Friendly Kubernetes CloudShell (Web Terminal) !
33korA Tool to discover unused Kubernetes Resources

Alert And Monitoring

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1ThanosHighly available Prometheus setup with long term storage capabilities. CNCF Sandbox project.
2PrometheusThe Prometheus monitoring system and time series database.
3GrafanaThe tool for beautiful monitoring and metric analytics & dashboards for Graphite, InfluxDB & Prometheus & More
4KubetailBash script to tail Kubernetes logs from multiple pods at the same time
5SearchlightAlerts for Kubernetes
6linkerd2 Monitoring Mixin for GrafanaGrafana dashboards for linkerd2 monitoring and can work in standalone (default) or in multi cluster setup
7kuberhausKubernetes resource dashboard with node/pod layout and resource requests
8Kubernetes Job/CronJob NotifierThis tool sends an alert to slack whenever there is a Kubernetes cronJob/Job failure/success
9ArgusThis tool monitors changes in the filesystem on specified paths
10Kube-ScoutScout for alarming issues across your Kubernetes clusters
11Kwatchmonitor & detect crashes in your Kubernetes(K8s) cluster instantly
12ScopeMonitoring, visualisation & management for Docker & Kubernetes
13KubesharkTCPDump and Wireshark re-invented for Kubernetes
14KsniffKubectl plugin to ease sniffing on kubernetes pods using tcpdump and wireshark
15Kube-Prometheus-Top [ kptop ]Monitoring for Kubernetes Nodes, Pods, Containers, and PVCs resources on the terminal through Prometheus metircs
16ktopA top-like tool for your Kubernetes clusters
17KuberhealthyA Kubernetes operator for running synthetic checks as pods. Works great with Prometheus!
18kurtA Kubernetes plugin that gives context to what is restarting in your Kubernetes cluster

Logging And Tracing

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1JaegerCNCF Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing Platform
2KialiKiali project, observability for the Istio service mesh
3ELKElasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana
4fluentbitFast and Lightweight Log processor and forwarder for Linux, BSD and OSX
5LokiLike Prometheus, but for logs
6kubectl-mtailtail logs from multiple pods matching label selector
7k8spacketpackets traffic visualization for kubernetes
8goldpingerDebugging tool for Kubernetes which tests and displays connectivity between nodes in the cluster
9Otterize network mapperMap Kubernetes in-cluster traffic and export as text, intents, or an image

Troubleshooting / Debugging

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1MonokleDesktop unified visual tool for authoring, analysis and deployment of Kubernetes configurations
2Kubectl-debugAllows you to run a new container with all the troubleshooting tools installed in running pod for debugging purposed
3PowerfulSealA powerful testing tool for Kubernetes clustersd
4Crash-diagnosticCrash-Diagnostics is a tool to help investigate, analyze, and troubleshoot unresponsive or crashed Kubernetes clustersd
5K9sKubernetes CLI To Manage Your Clusters In Style!d
6Kubernetes CLI Plugin – Doctorkubectl cluster triage plugin for k8s – (brew doctor equivalent)d
7Knative InspectA light-weight debugging tool for Knative’s system componentsd
8KubemanTo find information from Kubernetes clusters, and to investigate issues related to Kubernetes and Istiod
9kpexeckpexec is a kubernetes cli that runs commands in a container with high privilegesd
10KoolkitsOpinionated, language-specific, batteries-included debug container images for Kubernetes
11kubespypod debugging tool for kubernetes clusters with docker runtimes
12Inspektor GadgetA collection of eBPF-based tools to debug and inspect Kubernetes resources and applications

Developement Tools/Kit

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1Okteto: A Tool for Cloud Native DevelopersBuild better applications by developing and testing your code directly in Kubernetes
2Tilt: Tilt manages local development instances for teams that deploy to KubernetesLocal Kubernetes development with no stress
3Garden: Kubernetes from source to finishDevelopment orchestrator for Kubernetes, containers and functions.
4KuberNixSingle dependency Kubernetes clusters for local testing, experimenting and development
5CopperA configuration file validator for Kubernetes
6koBuild and deploy Go applications on Kubernetes
7DekorateJava annotation processors for Kubernetes
8Lens IDEA powerful interface and toolkit for managing, visualizing, and interacting with multiple Kubernetes clusters
9KoskoOrganize Kubernetes manifests in JavaScript
10TelepresenceFast, local development for Kubernetes and Openshift microservices
11MonokleDesktop unified visual tool for authoring, analysis and deployment of Kubernetes configurations
12KuberEzGraphical modeling tool for Kubernetes manifest
13mirrordRun your local process in the context of your cloud cluster
14AptakubeA modern, lightweight and multi-cluster desktop client for Kubernetes
15KubesKubernetes App Deploy Tool: build docker image, compile Kubernetes YAML files, and apply them
16KanikoBuild Container Images In Kubernetes
17Python client for kuberenetesOfficial Python client library for kubernetes
18eclipse che IDE for k8sThe Kubernetes-Native IDE for Developer Teams
19KubebuilderSDK for building Kubernetes APIs using CRDs
20Operator-sdkSDK for building Kubernetes applications. Provides high level APIs, useful abstractions, and project scaffolding
21cdk8sKubernetes native apps and abstractions using object-oriented programming
22GitkubeBuild and deploy docker images to Kubernetes using git push
23ArkadeOpen Source Marketplace For Kubernetes
24k2tfk2tf – Kubernetes YAML to Terraform HCL converters
25TerraformerCLI tool to generate terraform files from existing infrastructure (reverse Terraform). Infrastructure to Code
26AtomixA Kubernetes toolkit for building distributed applications using cloud native principles
27BrigadeEvent-driven scripting for Kubernetes
28SpreadDocker to Kubernetes in one command
29Komposeconvert docker compose to kubernetes resources
30HelmfileDeclaratively deploy your Kubernetes manifests, Kustomize configs, and Charts as Helm releases. Generate all-in-one manifests for use with ArgoCD.
31validkubeValidKube combines the best open-source tools to help ensure Kubernetes YAML best practices, hygiene & security.
32Config SyncerConfig Syncer by AppsCode keeps ConfigMaps and Secrets synchronized across namespaces and/or clusters.
33GefyraGefyra: Blazingly-fast, rock-solid, local application development with Kubernetes
34Kubernetes ConfigMap ReloadSimple binary to trigger a reload when a Kubernetes ConfigMap is updated
35RELOADERA Kubernetes controller to watch changes in ConfigMap and Secrets and do rolling upgrades on Pods
36Ingress Monitor ControllerA Kubernetes controller to watch ingresses and create liveness alerts for your apps/microservices in UptimeRobot, StatusCake, Pingdom, etc
37odoDeveloper-focused CLI for fast & iterative application development on Kubernetes and Podman
38configmap-reloadSimple binary to trigger a reload when a Kubernetes ConfigMap is updated
39k8tzKubernetes admission controller and a CLI tool to inject timezones into Pods and CronJobs
40KDashA simple and fast dashboard for Kubernetes

Alternative Tools For Developement

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1Minikubeminikube implements a local Kubernetes clusterd
2KubeSphereEasy-to-use Production Ready Container Platform
3skippboxA Desktop application for k8sd
4kindKubernetes IN Docker – local clusters for testing Kubernetes
5k3dk3d is a lightweight wrapper to run k3s (Rancher Lab’s minimal Kubernetes distribution) in docker.d
6Systemk: virtual kubelet for systemdSystemk is a systemd backend for the virtual-kubelet. Instead of starting containers, you start systemd units
7mokboxBuild verifiably conformant multi-node kubernetes clusters in containers

CI/CD Integration Tools

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1HybridK8s DroidIntelligence foor your favourite Delivery Platform
2DevtronSoftware Delivery Workflow for Kubernetes
3SkaffoldEasy and Repeatable Kubernetes Development
4ApolloApollo – The continuous deployment solution over kubernetes
5Helm CabinWeb UI that visualizes Helm releases in a Kubernetes cluster
6flaggerProgressive delivery Kubernetes operator (Canary, A/B Testing and Blue/Green deployments)
7KubeformKubernetes CRDs for Terraform providers
8SpinnakerSpinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence.
9werfGitOps tool to deliver apps to Kubernetes and integrate this process with GitLab and other CI tools
10FluxGitOps Kubernetes operator
11Argo CDDeclarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes
12TektonA cloud native continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) solution
13Jenkins XJenkins X provides automated CI+CD for Kubernetes with Preview Environments on Pull Requests using Tekton, Knative, Lighthouse, Skaffold and Helm
14DroneDrone is a Container-Native, Continuous Delivery Platform
15HelmwaveHelmwave is helm3-native tool for deploy your Helm Charts
16HelmsmanHelm Charts as Code
17PipeCDThe One CD for All {applications, platforms, operations}
18KluctlKluctl implements templated declarative Kubernetes deployments, supporting push (CLI) and pull (kluctl-controller) based GitOps from the same source

Security Tools

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1Kubevious CLIPrevent cross-manifest errors and violations of best practicees in YAML files, Helm Charts and Kubernetes clusters
2TerraScanDetect compliance and security violations across Infrastructure as Code to mitigate risk before provisioning cloud native infrastructure.
3klumKubernetes Lazy User Manager
4kube2iamIAM credentials to containers running inside a kubernetes cluster based on annotations.
5KyvernoKubernetes Native Policy Management
6kioskkiosk office Multi-Tenancy Extension For Kubernetes – Secure Cluster Sharing & Self-Service Namespace Provisioning
7kube-benchCIS Kubernetes Benchmark tool
8kube-hunterPentesting tool – Hunts for security weaknesses in Kubernetes clusters
9kube-who-canShow who has RBAC permissions to perform actions on different resources in Kubernetes
10starboardKubernetes-native security toolkit
11SimulatorKubernetes Security Training Platform – Focussing on security mitigation
12RBAC LookupEasily find roles and cluster roles attached to any user, service account, or group name in your Kubernetes cluster
13Kubeauditkubeaudit helps you audit your Kubernetes clusters against common security controls
14GangwayAn application that can be used to easily enable authentication flows via OIDC for a kubernetes cluster
15Audit2rbacAutogenerate RBAC policies based on Kubernetes audit logs
16ChartsecHelm Chart security scanner
17kubestrikerSecurity Auditing tool
18DatreeCLI tool to prevent K8s misconfigurations by ensuring that manifests and Helm charts follow best practices as well as your organization’s policies
19KraneKubernetes RBAC static Analysis & visualisation tool
20FalcoThe Falco Project – Cloud-Native runtime security
21ClairVulnerability Static Analysis for Containers
22M9sweeperComplete Kubernetes Security Platform
23TrivyFind vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, secrets, SBOM in Kubernetes
24kubesecSecurity risk analysis for Kubernetes resources
25Vault-k8sFirst-class support for Vault and Kubernetes
26HardeneksRuns checks to see if an EKS cluster follows EKS Best Practices.
27HubbleNetwork, Service & Security Observability for Kubernetes using eBPF
28KubevalValidate your Kubernetes configuration files, supports multiple Kubernetes versions
29ParalusParalus enables controlled, audited access to Kubernetes infrastructure and Zero trust Kubernetes with zero friction.
30PeiratesKubernetes Penetration Testing tool
31Kubectl-kubesecSecurity risk analysis for Kubernetes resources
32jsPolicyjsPolicy is a policy engine for Kubernetes that allows you to write policies in JavaScript or TypeScript
33NetchecksSet of tools for testing network conditions and asserting that they are as expected.
34KubeLinterKubeLinter is a static analysis tool that checks Kubernetes YAML files and Helm charts to ensure the applications represented in them adhere to best practices

Network Policies

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1CalicoCloud native connectivity and network policy
2kokotapTools for kubernetes pod network tapping
3SubmarinerConnect all your Kubernetes clusters, no matter where they are in the world
4egress-operatorAn operator to produce egress gateway pods and control access to them with network policies
5kubefwd (Kube Forward)Bulk port forwarding Kubernetes services for local development
6Kilo (k8s + wg)A multi-cloud network overlay built on WireGuard and designed for Kubernetes
7CiliumeBPF-based Networking, Security, and Observability
8MetalLBMetalLB is a load-balancer implementation for bare metal Kubernetes clusters, using standard routing protocols
9Spiderpoolunderlay network solution of cloud native, for bare metal, VM and public cloud
10LoxiLBeBPF based cloud-native load-balancer. Powering K8s,Edge,5G,IoT,XaaS Apps

Testing Tools

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1TestkubeKubernetes-native testing framework for testers and developers
2k6dA modern load testing tool, using Go and JavaScript
3Network bandwith and load testingd –Test suite for Kubernetes
4test-infradTest infrastructure for the Kubernetes project
5kube-scoredKubernetes object analysis with recommendations for improved reliability and security
6LitmusdCloud-Native Chaos Engineering; Kubernetes-Native Chaos Engineering; Chaos Engineering for Kubernetes
7PowerfulSealdA powerful testing tool for Kubernetes clusters
8kube-burnerdKube-burner is a tool aimed at stressing kubernetes clusters
9TracetestGenerate end-to-end and integration tests automatically from your OpenTelemetry traces
10MicrocksKubernetes native tool for mocking and testing API and micro-services
11KWOKKubernetes WithOut Kubelet – Simulates thousands of Nodes and Clusters.
12KeployOpen source Tool for converting user-traffic to Test Cases and Data Stubs.
13NetchecksTool to validate assumptions about the network

Service Mesh

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1IstioConnect, secure, control, and observe services
2TraefikThe Cloud Native Edge Router
3NGINX Ingress ControllerNGINX and NGINX Plus Ingress Controllers for Kubernetes
5linkerd-configA Kubernetes controller that knows how to reconcile the Linkerd configuration
6KongKong for Kubernetes: the official Ingress Controller for Kubernetes
7OSMOpen Service Mesh (OSM) is a lightweight, extensible, cloud native service mesh
8Layer5Layer5, the service mesh company, representing every service mesh
9Gloo MeshThe Service Mesh Orchestration Platform
10APISIXApache APISIX is a dynamic, real-time, high-performance API gateway.
11ContourHigh performance ingress controller for Kubernetes
12Kusk GatewayOpenAPI-driven Ingress Controller for Kubernetes
13MerBridgeUse eBPF to speed up your Service Mesh like crossing an Einstein-Rosen Bridge.


Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1KubespyTools for observing Kubernetes resources in real time
2PopeyeA Kubernetes cluster resource sanitizer
3SternMulti pod and container log tailing for Kubernetes
4Cri-toolsCLI and validation tools for Kubelet Container Runtime Interface (CRI)
5KubeboxTerminal and Web console for Kubernetes
6KubewatchWatch k8s events and trigger Handlers
7kube-state-metricsAdd-on agent to generate and expose cluster-level metrics
8SloopKubernetes History Visualization
9kubectl tree ????Kubectl plugin to observe object hierarchies through ownerReferences
10chaoskubechaoskube periodically kills random pods in your Kubernetes cluster
11BotKubeHelps you monitor your Kubernetes cluster(s), debug critical deployments and gives recommendations for standard practices
12KubestoneKubestone is a benchmarking Operator that can evaluate the performance of Kubernetes installations
13Chaos MeshA Chaos Engineering Platform for Kubernetes
14LemurLEMUR: Observability and Context
15kubernetes-event-exporterExport Kubernetes events to multiple destinations with routing and filtering
16KubeviousKubevious is an app-centric assurance, validation, and introspection platform for Kubernetes
17OpenTelemetryHigh-quality, ubiquitous, and portable telemetry to enable effective observability
18Grafana TempoGrafana Tempo is a high volume, minimal dependency distributed tracing backend
19TracetestGenerate end-to-end and integration tests automatically from your OpenTelemetry traces
20PumbaChaos testing, network emulation, and stress testing tool for containers
21RobustaKubernetes observability and automation, with an awesome Prometheus integration
22kubeinvadersGamified Chaos Engineering Tool for Kubernetes
23HeadlampAn easy-to-use and extensible web UI for Kubernetes

Machine Learning/Deep Learning

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1Nosnos is an open-source platform to efficiently run AI workloads on Kubernetes, increasing GPU utilization and reducing infrastructure and operational costs
2KubeflowMachine Learning Toolkit for Kubernetes
3VolcanoA Kubernetes Native Batch System

Compute Edge Tools

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1KubeEdgeKubernetes Native Edge Computing Framework
2OpenYurtExtending your native Kubernetes to edge
3AkriA Kubernetes Resource Interface for the Edge
4SuperEdgeAn edge-native container management system for edge computing
5KeylimeA CNCF Project to Bootstrap & Maintain Trust on the Edge / Cloud and IoT
6Microk8sA small, fast, single-package Kubernetes for developers, IoT and edge
7ShifuKubernetes native IoT software development framework
8kairosThe immutable Linux meta-distribution for edge Kubernetes

Kubernetes Tools For Specific Cloud

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1Kubernetes on AWS (kube-aws)A command-line tool to declaratively manage Kubernetes clusters on AWS
2Draft: Streamlined Kubernetes DevelopmentA tool for developers to create cloud-native applications on Kubernetes
3helm-ssmA low dependency tool for retrieving and injecting secrets from AWS SSM into Helm
4SkupperMulticloud communication for Kubernetes
5AWS workshop for kubernetesAWS workshop for kubernetes
6SealosA Kubernetes distribution, a general-purpose Cloud Operating System designed for managing cloud-native applications
7PorterKubernetes-powered PaaS that runs in your own cloud.
8KubicornCreate, manage, snapshot, and scale Kubernetes infrastructure in the public cloud

Storage Providers

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1ChubaoFSdistributed file system and object storage
2LonghornCloud-Native distributed block storage built on and for Kubernetes
3OpenEBSKubernetes native – hyperconverged block storage with multiple storage engines
4RookStorage Orchestration for Kubernetes
5SeaweedFSDistributed file system supports read-write many volumes
6TiKVDistributed transactional key-value database
7TopoLVMCapacity-aware CSI plugin for Kubernetes
8veleroBackup and migrate Kubernetes applications and their persistent volumes
9VitessVitess is a database clustering system for horizontal scaling of MySQL
10kaDaluA lightweight Persistent storage solution for Kubernetes / OpenShift using GlusterFS in background
11hwameistorHwameistor is an HA local storage system for cloud-native stateful workloads.

Backup Tools

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1StashBackup your Kubernetes Stateful Applications
2kube-dumpBackup a Kubernetes cluster as a yaml manifest

Multiple Tools Repo

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1Chaos Toolkit Kubernetes SupportKubernetes driver extension of the Chaos Toolkit probes and actions API
2k14sKubernetes Tools that follow Unix philosophy to be simple and composable
3PulumiPulumi – Modern Infrastructure as Code. Any cloud, any language. Give your team cloud superpowers rocket
4GvisorApplication Kernel for Containers
5ColimaContainer runtimes on macOS (and Linux) with minimal setup
6Krateo PlatformopsOpen source platform to manage infrastructure, resources and applications via YAML files
7KamusAn open source, git-ops, zero-trust secret encryption and decryption solution for Kubernetes applications

Cost Optimisation

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1KubecostCross-cloud cost allocation models for workloads running on Kubernetes
2PerfectScaleReduce Kubernetes costs while improving performance and resilience with data-driven intelligence built for continuous optimization
3OpenCostOpenCost — your favorite open source cost monitoring tool for Kubernetes
4kube-greenkube-green is a simple k8s addon that automatically shuts down (some of) your resources when you don’t need them

Function As A Service FaaS

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1Knative ServingKubernetes-based, scale-to-zero, request-driven compute
2OpenFaaSOpenFaaS – Serverless Functions Made Simple
3KubelessKubernetes Native Serverless Framework
4FissionFast and Simple Serverless Functions for Kubernetes
5NuclioHigh-Performance Serverless event and data processing platform

Artificial Intelligence

Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1k8sgptGiving Kubernetes SRE superpowers to everyone
2kubectl-aiKubectl plugin for OpenAI GPT
3kopilotYour AI Kubernetes Expert
4kopylotAn AI-Powered assistant for Kubernetes developers
5aiacArtificial Intelligence K8s manifest and package generator
6micoAn AI assisted kubectl helper


Sr NoTool NameDescription with URLGitHub Popularity
1RudrA Kubernetes implementation of the Open Application Model specification
2KeelKubernetes Operator to automate Helm, DaemonSet, StatefulSet & Deployment updates
3Cabin, the mobile app for Kubernetes –The Mobile Dashboard for Kubernetes
4FunktionCLI tool for working with funktion
5AlterantA simple Kubernetes configuration modifier
6BUCKBrigade Universal Controller for Kubernetes
7kube-fledgedA kubernetes add-on for creating and managing a cache of container images directly on the cluster worker nodes, so application pods start almost instantly
8kpttoolkit to help you manage, manipulate, customize, and apply Kubernetes Resource configuration
9capsuleCapsule helps to implement a multi-tenancy and policy-based environment in your Kubernetes cluster
10KubeSliceKubeSlice enables Kubernetes pods and services to communicate seamlessly across clusters, clouds, edges, and data centers by creating logical application boundaries known as Slices
11routernetesUse Kubernetes to make a home router!
12SymbiosisSymbiosis is a cloud service provider optimized for Kubernetes. Launch clusters in <2 min with better tools and lower costs
13ProjectsveltosKubernetes add-on controller for hundreds of clusters that automatically discovers and classifies clusters, making it easy to manage add-ons at scale
14MayFlyMayfly is a Kubernetes operator that enables you to create temporary resources on the cluster that will expire after a certain period of time
15yupdYupd is a command-line tool that allows updating YAML files the GitOps way