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Import a Kubernetes Context

After you have deployed Pachyderm with Helm, the Pachyderm context is not created. Therefore, you need to manually create a new Pachyderm context with the embedded current Kubernetes context and activate that context.

To import a Kubernetes context, complete the following steps:

  1. Verify that the cluster was successfully deployed:
kubectl get pods

You should see a pod for pachd running (alongside etcd, pg-bouncer or postgres, console, depending on your installation).

System Response:

NAME                                    READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
console-6c989c8d56-ftxk7                1/1     Running   0          3d18h
etcd-0                                  1/1     Running   0          3d18h
pachd-f9fd5b6fc-8d774                   1/1     Running   0          3d18h
pg-bouncer-794d8f68f-sjbbh              1/1     Running   0          3d18h
  1. Create a new Pachyderm context with the embedded Kubernetes context:
pachctl config import-kube <new-pachyderm-context-name> -k `kubectl config current-context`
  1. Verify that the context was successfully created and view the context parameters:


pachctl config get context <new-pachyderm-context-name>

System Response:

  "source": "IMPORTED",
  "cluster_name": "minikube",
  "auth_info": "minikube",
  "namespace": "default"
  1. Activate the new Pachyderm context:
pachctl config set active-context <new-pachyderm-context-name>
  1. Verify that the new context has been activated:
pachctl config get active-context

Last update: July 23, 2022
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