Krew plugin on ppc64le

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Hey everyone,

Krew, the kubectl plugin package manager, is now available on Power. The release v0.4.4 has a ppc64le download. You can download and start taking advantage of the krew plugin list. ppc64le download It also works with OpenShift.

The Krew website has a list of plugins]( Not all of the plugins support ppc64le, however may are cross-arch scripts and are cross compiled such as view-utilization.

To take advantage of Krew with OpenShift, here are a few steps

  1. Download the krew-linux plugin
# curl -L -O
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0
100 3977k  100 3977k    0     0  6333k      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 30.5M
  1. Extract the krew plugin
tar xvf krew-linux_ppc64le.tar.gz 
  1. Move to the /usr/bin so it’s picked up by oc.
mv krew-linux_ppc64le /usr/bin/kubectl-krew
  1. Update the krew plugin
# kubectl krew update
WARNING: To be able to run kubectl plugins, you need to add
the following to your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc:

    export PATH="${KREW_ROOT:-$HOME/.krew}/bin:$PATH"

and restart your shell.

Adding "default" plugin index from
Updated the local copy of plugin index.
  1. Update your shell:
# echo 'export PATH="${KREW_ROOT:-$HOME/.krew}/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc
  1. Restart your session (exit and come back to the shell so the variables are loaded)
  2. Try oc krew list
# oc krew list
  1. List all the plugins that support ppc64le.
# oc krew search  | grep -v 'unavailable on linux/ppc64le'
NAME                            DESCRIPTION                                         INSTALLED
allctx                          Run commands on contexts in your kubeconfig         no
assert                          Assert Kubernetes resources                         no
bulk-action                     Do bulk actions on Kubernetes resources.            no
tmux-exec                       An exec multiplexer using Tmux                      no
view-utilization                Shows cluster cpu and memory utilization            no
  1. Install a plugin
# oc krew install view-utilization
Updated the local copy of plugin index.
Installing plugin: view-utilization
Installed plugin: view-utilization
 | Use this plugin:
 |      kubectl view-utilization
 | Documentation:
 | Caveats:
 | \
 |  | This plugin needs the following programs:
 |  | * bash
 |  | * awk (gawk,mawk,awk)
 | /
WARNING: You installed plugin "view-utilization" from the krew-index plugin repository.
   These plugins are not audited for security by the Krew maintainers.
   Run them at your own risk.
  1. Use the plugin.
# oc view-utilization
Resource     Requests  %Requests      Limits  %Limits  Allocatable  Schedulable         Free
CPU              7521         16        2400        5        45000        37479        37479
Memory    33477885952         36  3774873600        4  92931489792  59453603840  59453603840

Tip: There are many more plugins with ppc64le support and do not have the krew manifest updated.

Thanks to PR 755 we have support for ppc64le.








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