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Version: 1.12

Installation Preparation


In order to fully install Okteto, you'll need the following:

  • A domain to which you can add a wildcard DNS record
  • A Kubernetes cluster
  • A working installation of kubectl
  • A working installation of Helm v3 (v3.8 or higher)
  • An Okteto License


You'll need sufficient access to a subdomain to add a wildcard DNS record, such as By default, all endpoints created by Okteto for your development environments will be exposed on the wildcard subdomain you choose.

Deploy a Kubernetes cluster

We recommend that you follow your cloud provider's Kubernetes cluster creation guide. Okteto supports Kubernetes versions 1.24 through 1.26.

We recommend the following specs:

  • v1.26
  • A pool with at least 3 nodes with a minimum of 4CPUs and 16 GB of Memory
  • 250 GB per disk

You'll be using the cluster's API server endpoint when configuring Okteto.

Our installation guides assume Okteto will be running in a dedicated cluster. We recommend contacting our team if you plan on installing Okteto in a cluster with other workloads.

Installing kubectl

Follow the official Kubernetes documentation for installing kubectl.

Be sure to configure your kubectl to talk to your newly minted cluster.

Installing Helm v3 (v3.8 or higher)

Follow the official documentation for installing the latest release of Helm v3 (v3.8 or higher).


You'll receive a license key as part of your subscription to Okteto. If you haven't received it, please open a support ticket.

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Deploying Okteto

With the environment set up and configuration generated, you can now proceed to the deployment of Okteto.