Installing Kubernetes Only

Instructions for installing a Kubernetes cluster using the Replicated installation script.

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The Replicated installation script can be used to install Docker and Kubernetes in an airgapped environment, and not install Replicated to the cluster. This is useful when you want to use another method to distribute your application, such as Kots.

The basic install will install Docker, Kubernetes by pulling the scripts and resources from the Internet. It will save the install script to a file which you can inspect and then run. We recommend reading and understanding the install script prior to running.

curl -sSL -o
sudo bash ./ kubernetes-only

Quick Install

The quick Kubernetes install will install Docker, Kubernetes and Replicated. Use this method if you have no need to view/change the installer script and you just want a one-line install.

curl -sSL | sudo bash -s kubernetes-only


The install script can take flags to help your customers with specialized enterprise setups.

Flag Usage
airgap airgap implies “no proxy” and “skip docker”
bypass-storagedriver-warnings Bypass the storagedriver warning
bootstrap-token Authentication token used by kubernetes when adding additional nodes
bootstrap-token-ttl TTL of the bootstrap-token
http-proxy If present, then use proxy
log-level If present, this will be the log level of the Replicated daemon (debug, info, or error).
no-docker Skip docker installation
no-proxy If present, do not use a proxy
public-address The public IP address
private-address The private IP address
no-ce-on-ee Disable installation of Docker CE onto platforms it does not support - RHEL, SLES and Oracle Linux
storage_provisioner Disable automatically provisioning storage for PersistentVolumeClaims on the host
storage_class The name of an alternative StorageClass that will provision storage for PVCs

Example quick install with flags:

curl -sSL \
  | sudo bash -s kubernetes-only bootstrap-token-ttl=0

Kubernetes Only In Airgapped Environments

The airgap package can be installed by downloading the latest release from and running the following commands:

tar xzvf replicated__docker__kubernetes.tar.gz
cat ./ | sudo bash -s airgap kubernetes-only