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PCP_KUBE_PODS(1) General Commands Manual PCP_KUBE_PODS(1)


pcp-kube-pods - list Kubernetes pods to scan for running PCP services




pcp-kube-pods uses kubectl(1) to provide a list of IP addresses for PODs running in a local Kubenetes cluster, that may be running PCP services like pmcd(1) and pmproxy(1).

It is used by the pmfind(1) command and the pmDiscoverServices(3) API as a ``shell'' command.

The script invokes the kubectl get pod command line (see kubectl-get(1)) to discover IP addresses for pods. The .status.podIP output field is extracted from the Kubernetes pod object(s). Additional options can be specified via configuration file, such as -l service=database to restrict the results using Kubernetes pod labels. The default configuration file is $PCP_SYSCONF_DIR/discover/pcp-kube-pods.conf

If no local kubectl command is found, nothing is reported and an exit code indicating success is returned.


default path to address discovery commands like pcp-kube-pods.
configuration file containing command line options passed to kubectl-get.
existence of this file causes the script to report nothing


Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).


kubectl-get(1), kubectl(1), pmcd(1), pmfind(1), pmDiscoverServices(3) and pcp.env(5).


All diagnostics produced are provided by the kubectl command.

The kubectl exit status is propogated unchanged.

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