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kubectl dig

Deep kubernetes visibility from the kubectl.

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A simple, intuitive, and fully customizable UI to dig into your kubernetes clusters
kubectl dig <node>



go get -u


Just dig

There's only one thing to do, provide the node name!

kubectl dig <node>

You just identify the node you want to dig in with kubectl get nodes and then provide it to the dig command!

kubectl dig ip-180-12-0-152.ec2.internal

dig + cluster metadata

By default, kubectl dig shows only information about the local node, if you want to dig from that node to the whole cluster you have to provide a service account that can read resources.

You can create a dig-viewer service account with:

kubectl apply -f

Then you just use it with kubectl dig.

kubectl dig --serviceaccount dig-viewer

At this point you have access to the fancy cluster metadata, press F2 and look for the K8s views!

Project status

High-level todo

  • [x] Basic functionalities;
  • [ ] Finish all the planned commands;
  • [ ] Merge here the functionalities of kubectl-capture;
  • [ ] Integration tests;
  • [ ] Errors detection on the kernel module;

Planned commands

  • [x] run command, to execute digs;
  • [ ] list command, to list all the executed digs;
  • [ ] attach command, to attach to an existing dig that was previously detached;
  • [ ] delete command, to delete an existing dig;
  • [ ] where command, to execute digs where the chosen workloads are, instead of having to specify the node directly;


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