Web-based Kubernetes scheduler simulator

Hello world. Here is web-based Kubernetes scheduler simulator.

On the simulator, you can create/edit/delete these resources to simulate a cluster.

  • Nodes
  • Pods
  • Persistent Volumes
  • Persistent Volume Claims
  • Storage Classes

list resources

You can create resources with yaml file as usual.

create node

And, after pods are scheduled, you can see the results of

  • Each Filter plugins
  • Each Score plugins
  • Final score (normalized and applied Plugin Weight)


You can configure the scheduler on the simulator through KubeSchedulerConfiguration.

Scheduler Configuration | Kubernetes

Note: changes to any fields other than .profiles are disabled on simulator, since they do not affect the results of the scheduling.

configure scheduler


In real Kubernetes, we cannot know the results of scheduling in detail without reading the logs, which usually requires privileged access to the control plane. Therefore, we have developed a simulator for kube-scheduler — you can try out the behavior of the scheduler with web UI while checking which plugin made what decision for which Node.

It can be used to learn about the Kubernetes scheduler or to examine the detailed behavior of plugins, etc.

Getting started

Run with Docker

We have docker-compose.yml to use the simulator easily.

You can use it with the below command.

make docker_build_and_up

Then, you can access the simulator with http://localhost:3000

Run Locally

You have to run frontend, server and etcd.

Run simulator server and etcd

To run this simulator’s server, you have to install Go and etcd.

You can install etcd with kubernetes/kubernetes/hack/install-etcd.sh.

make start

It starts etcd and simulator-server locally.

Run simulator frontend

To run the frontend, please see README.md on ./web dir.



other docs

Community, discussion, contribution, and support

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Code of conduct

Participation in the Kubernetes community is governed by the Kubernetes Code of Conduct.