Kubecost is an open core tool that provides visibility into Kubernetes spend and resource allocation. It leverages this data to provide capacity management insights, avoid outages, and reduce costs.


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Welcome! This guide will walk you through installing Kubecost into your Kubernetes cluster. The Kubecost helm chart includes all dependencies to get up and running and takes only a few minutes to install.

Before you begin

In order to deploy the Kubecost helm chart, ensure the following is completed:

• Helm client (version 3.0+) installed open_in_new

Step 1: Install Kubecost

Running the following commands will also install Prometheus, Grafana, and kube-state-metrics in the namespace supplied. View install configuration options here.

helm 3

Step 2: Enable port-forward

kubectl port-forward --namespace kubecost deployment/kubecost-cost-analyzer 9090
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Having installation issues? View our Troubleshooting Guide or contact us directly at team@kubecost.com.

Step 3: See the data! Wahoo!

You can now view the deployed frontend by visiting the following link. Publish :9090 as a secure endpoint on your cluster to remove the need to port forward.

http://localhost:9090

With this newfound visibility, teams often start with 1) looking at cost allocation trends and 2) searching for quick cost savings or reliability improvements. View our Getting Started guide for more information on product configuration and common initial actions.

We're available any time for questions or concerns at team@kubecost.com and Slack (invite).


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