For developers, writing applications for various operating environments is a major requirement. Kubernetes eliminates the restrictions and extends the capabilities of containers so got a high attention. There are some benefits like discoverability, observability, horizontal scaling and load balancing that Kubernetes offer through its collection of pods that can perform similar functions. You can use a deployment controller to achieve scalability, visibility, time savings and control over versions. Kubernetes tools extend the functionalities and eliminate the imposed restrictions for better performance. Here we’ll see top 11 Kubernetes tools that enhance your development work.

Top 11 Kubernetes Tools –
1. cAdvisor-
cAdvisor is an open-source tool and maintained by Google. It is used to monitor resource usage and performance. It natively supports Docker and is integrated with Kubelet. This tool can auto-detect all containers in a server, collects, processes and disseminates container information. But it has one weakness, it is limited to store metrics for long term monitoring. cAdvisor’s container abstraction is based on Imctfy, it inherits the nested hierarchical behavior.

2. Kubernetes Operational View (Kube-ops-view)-
It is an open-source tool and you can use it in all popular browsers like Chrome and Mozilla Firefox also. This tool provides a common operational structure for all Kubernetes clusters. Besides it can be considered as a read-only system dashboard for multiple Kubernetes platforms. This tool allows you to navigate between your cluster and monitor nodes seamlessly.

Creation and termination process of pod will be easier if you use this tool. Also it uses Heapster as a data source and render nodes to enable users to indicate overall status and remember that it is not an operational tool. Vertical bar for total memory can be rendered through this tool, while the rendering of individual pods has also been made possible by its developers. Also you can group the system pods and get tooltip data for nodes and pods. But you can not consider it as a replacement for the kubernetes dashboard.

3. Minikube-
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