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 3.1+) installed open_in_new
• Kubectl installed open_in_new
• A supported Kubernetes cluster deployed open_in_new

Step 1: Install Kubecost

Running the following command will also install Prometheus and Grafana in the namespace supplied. View install configuration options here.


Step 2: Enable port-forward

kubectl port-forward --namespace kubecost deployment/kubecost-cost-analyzer 9090

Having installation issues? View our Troubleshoot Install guide or contact us directly at support@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.


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 support@kubecost.com and Slack (invite).

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