So, the time has finally arrived. Portainer CE 2.0, with support for Kubernetes is finished... and it will be released to the public on Aug 31st.

Why are we so excited about this?

Well, because we have made Kubernetes so easy to use that you don't actually need to know ANYTHING about Kubernetes to use it.

Portainer for Kubernetes – BETA v2

What a whirlwind the last 5 weeks have been... we have received a simply staggering level of feedback and support for our first beta of Portainer for Kubernetes, with over 220,000 downloads, many positive confirmations of successful deployments across a multitude of Kubernetes versions, and Kubernetes platforms, and with a really low number of reported issues.

Portainer Kubernetes Beta – 1 week in…

So, as its now been 7 days since we launched our BETA of Portainer for Kubernetes, we thought it might be nice to give and update of what we have learnt so far.

Docker Pulls

We have has 12,250 pulls of the BETA container image, so that's a pretty decent number of people trying out the BETA..

Support Architectures

We have had confirmation that the BETA runs well on AMD64 and ARM; both of which are only for Linux OS.

Supported Platforms

We have had confirmation that the BETA runs well on:

Scaleway Kapsule
Docker Desktop
Azure AKS
Amazon EKS
DigitalOcean Managed Kubernetes
Civo Cloud's Managed K3S Service

Support Versions

We have had confirmation that the BETA runs well on Kubernetes versions:


We are still looking for feedback for other platforms, namely GKE, and AliCloud; if anyone out there is running these platforms and can try our beta, it would be appreciated.

Portainer for kubernetes in less than 60 seconds!!

Portainer is an open-source tool for Building and Managing docker environments with ease. It has been widely adopted by the community over time with over 2 billion downloads.

Guess whatPortainer for KUBERNETES (beta edition) has been released and this is a really good deal out there for developers. In this post, we will discuss how to setup Portainer for kubernetes in less than 60 seconds using ARKADE.

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Portainer for Kubernetes – BETA

It is with great delight that I am able to announce the public BETA release of Portainer, with support for Kubernetes.

We have just pushed the images to Docker Hub, published the release notes, created all the backing documentation to support user feedback, and have completed our functional testing.

Portainer + Kubernetes

We have been asked for over a year now what our "Kubernetes Strategy" is, and our answer has always been the same:

"Portainer's sole reason for being is to simplify container platform operations; when Kubernetes gets simplified, we will integrate it into Portainer".

Well, we have come to a point where we now believe that its impossible to simplify Kubernetes to a level where we can verbosely pass through and visualize its plethora of functions 1:1, akin to what Kubernetes' native dashboard does.

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Kubernetes Networking (on-premises)

Last week I had the opportunity to explain Kubernetes Networking in a way that needed to make sense to non-Kubernetes people; needless to say, this is not a trivial task, as Kubernetes is a complex beast, and networking is probably one of the most complex components.

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