KubeSphere is an enterprise-grade multi-tenant container management platform that built on Kubernetes. It provides an easy-to-use UI for users to manage computing resources with a few clicks, which reduces the learning curve and empowers the DevOps teams. It greatly reduces the complexity of the daily work of development, testing, operation and maintenance, aiming to alleviate the pain points of Kubernetes' storage, network, security and ease of use, etc.

All versions are 100% open source, see this document that describes the KubeSphere landscape and details.

KubeSphere Dashboard Project Resources
CI/CD Pipeline Application Template


KubeSphere Advanced Edition 2.0.2 provides an easy-to-use console with the awesome user experience that allows you to quickly get started with a container management platform. KubeSphere provides and supports following core features:

  • Workload management
  • Service mesh (Istio-based)
  • DevOps
  • Source to Image
  • Multi-tenant management
  • Multi-dimensional and Multi-tenant Monitoring, Logging, Alerting, Notification
  • Service and network management
  • Application template and repository
  • Infrastructure management, image registry management
  • Integrate Harbor and GitLab
  • LB controller for Kubernetes on bare metal (Porter), cloud LB plugin
  • Support GPU node

It also supports multiple open source storage and high-performance cloud storage as the persistent storage services, as well as supports multiple open source network plugins.

Note: See this document that elaborates on the KubeSphere features and services from a professional point of view.


KubeSphere adopts the separation of front and back ends, each component is drawn in the architecture diagram below. KubeSphere can run anywhere from on-premise datacenter to any cloud to edge. In addition, it can be deployed on any Kubernetes distribution.

Latest Release

KubeSphere Advanced Edition 2.0.2 was released on July 9th, 2019. See the Release Notes For 2.0.2 to preview the updates.


Deploy On Kubernetes

You can deploy KubeSphere on any Kubernetes cluster,please refer to KubeSphere on Kubernetes.

Deploy on Linux

  • Operating Systems
    • CentOS 7.5 (64 bit)
    • Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 LTS (64 bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.4 (64 bit)
    • Debian Stretch 9.5 (64 bit)
  • Hardware
    • CPU:8 Core, Memory:16 G, Disk Space:100 G


All-in-One: For those who are new to KubeSphere and looking for the fastest way to install and experience the dashboard. Execute following commands to download and install KubeSphere in a single node.

$ curl -L https://kubesphere.io/download/stable/advanced-2.0.2 > advanced-2.0.2.tar.gz \
&& tar -zxf advanced-2.0.2.tar.gz && cd ./kubesphere-all-advanced-2.0.2/scripts
$ ./install.sh

Choose "1) All-in-one" to trigger the installation. Generally, you can install it directly without any configuration. For details please reference All-in-One.


  • Click here to preview the installation demo.
  • In a formal environment, it's highly recommended to install KubeSphere with Multi-Node Installation.

To start using KubeSphere

Quick Start

KubeSphere provides 12 quick-start tutorials to walk you through the process and common manipulation, with a quick overview of the core features of KubeSphere that helps you to get familiar with it.


To start developing KubeSphere

The development guide hosts all information about building KubeSphere from source, git workflow, how to contribute code and how to test.


Currently, KubeSphere has released the following 4 major editions. The future releases will include Big data, AI, Multicluster, QingCloud SDN, etc.

Community Edition => Express Edition => Advanced Edition 1.0.0 => Advanced Edition 2.0.x