The Kubernetes plugin supports Kubernetes API starting from version 1.5. It provides rich support for resource configuration files in YAML, and only basic support for the JSON format.
|Inspections and quick fixes|| || |
|Live templates|| |
Predefined templates for common configuration kinds:
No predefined live templates
Label definitions and selectors
Navigation using gutter icons, find usages, and renaming
Enhancements of the original Kubernetes model
Enums instead of plain strings where applicable
Resource configuration files
IntelliJ IDEA recognizes Kubernetes resource configuration files using the following mandatory fields:
apiVersion: identifies the versioned schema of the object representation
kind: identifies the object kind (for example,
If both of the previous fields are present in a YAML or JSON file, IntelliJ IDEA will mark the file with the corresponding Kubernetes icon and enable all available features:
For YAML files, you can also use predefined Live Templates to create the necessary type of configuration:
To see available Live Templates and create new ones, open the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), click Editor, then click Live Templates, and expand the Kubernetes group in the list.
Helm is a tool for managing Kubernetes applications. Helm charts are packages of pre-configured resource definitions that you run inside a Kubernetes cluster. A chart contains a description of the package (Chart.yaml) and one or more templates used to generate Kubernetes manifest files.
Coding assistance for Helm charts and templates includes code completion, refactorings, inspections, quick fixes, and quick documentation. Also, it is possible to use gutter icons for navigating between label definitions and label selectors, and between overridden and overriding values.
Create a new Helm chart
Right-click any directory in the Project tool window, point to Kubernetes, and click Helm Create Chart.
This runs the helm create command, which adds all the basic files required to get started:
.helmignore: Patterns to ignore when building packages
Chart.yaml: A basic chart description with metadata
values.yaml: Default values for chart templates
charts/: Directory for sub-charts
templates/: Directory for chart definitions
_helpers.tpl: Partials and functions for your templates
NOTES.txt: Information that is printed out after a chart is deployed
deployment.yaml: Example Kubernetes deployment definition
ingress.yaml: Example Kubernetes ingress definition
service.yaml: Example Kubernetes service definition
Preview the result of Helm template rendering
Right-click the template file, point to Kubernetes, and click Helm Template.
This runs the helm template command that renders a chart template. The rendered preview opens inside the diff viewer dialog to compare it with the original template file.
Update external dependencies
If the chart has a requirements.yaml file, you can update or download the appropriate
tgz dependencies. This action also generates or updates requirements.lock.
Right-click the chart, point to Kubernetes, and click Helm Dependency Update.
This runs the helm dependency update command.
Examine a chart for possible issues
Right-click the chart, point to Kubernetes, and click Helm Lint.
This runs the helm lint command that executes a series of tests to discover possible problems without actually installing the chart.
If you use the features described here frequently, the following tips may be helpful:
- Assign shortcuts
You can assign a keyboard shortcut for any action in IntelliJ IDEA. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), select Keymap. Type
kubernetesin the search field, then double click an action to set a shortcut for it.