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The Kubernetes command-line tool,
kubectl, allows you to run commands against
Kubernetes clusters. You can use kubectl to deploy applications, inspect and manage
cluster resources, and view logs.
See Install and Set Up kubectl for information about how to
download and install
kubectl and set it up for accessing your cluster.
You can also read the
kubectl reference documentation.
Minikube is a tool that lets you run Kubernetes locally. Minikube runs a single-node Kubernetes cluster on your personal computer (including Windows, macOS and Linux PCs) so that you can try out Kubernetes, or for daily development work.
Once you have Minikube working, you can use it to run a sample application.
Quick Start shows you what you need to do to get up and running with kind.