Fabric8 Documentation

Other Install Options

The easiest way to install fabric8 is either locally on your laptop or a local cluster or on the public cloud. However there are various other options too:

Already have a working Kubernetes cluster?

If you already have a cluster installed try this:

Don't have a Kubernetes cluster yet?

Use the public cloud?

  • Google Container Engine - Kubernetes

    Google Container Engine (GKE) is a Google hosted Kubernetes platform. There are many other ways to install Kubernetes as listed on the Kubernetes Getting Started page however if you want to get up and running quickly without having to setup infrastructure and run through installations then GKE is a great option. This guide will help you step-by-step install fabric8 using vanilla Kubernetes hosted on GKE.


New releases of fabric8 now have persistence enabled for some apps (like gogs, nexus, jenkins), so please see this guide on creating the necessary persistent volumes or opting out of persistence

Local client setup

For a smooth developer experience and for using the fabric8 tools a local OpenShift client needs to be setup. How this is done is described in this recipe.