kubectl port-forward - Forward one or more local ports to a pod
kubectl port-forward [OPTIONS]
Forward one or more local ports to a pod.
Use resource type/name such as deployment/mydeployment to select a pod. Resource type defaults to 'pod' if omitted.
If there are multiple pods matching the criteria, a pod will be selected automatically. The forwarding session ends when the selected pod terminates, and a rerun of the command is needed to resume forwarding.
--address=[localhost] Addresses to listen on (comma separated). Only accepts IP addresses or localhost as a value. When localhost is supplied, kubectl will try to bind on both 127.0.0.1 and ::1 and will fail if neither of these addresses are available to bind.
--pod-running-timeout=1m0s The length of time (like 5s, 2m, or 3h, higher than zero) to wait until at least one pod is running
--as="" Username to impersonate for the operation. User could be a regular user or a service account in a namespace.
--as-group= Group to impersonate for the operation, this flag can be repeated to specify multiple groups.
--as-uid="" UID to impersonate for the operation.
--azure-container-registry-config="" Path to the file containing Azure container registry configuration information.
--cache-dir="/build/.kube/cache" Default cache directory
--certificate-authority="" Path to a cert file for the certificate authority
--client-certificate="" Path to a client certificate file for TLS
--client-key="" Path to a client key file for TLS
--cluster="" The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use
--context="" The name of the kubeconfig context to use
--disable-compression=false If true, opt-out of response compression for all requests to the server
--insecure-skip-tls-verify=false If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure
--kubeconfig="" Path to the kubeconfig file to use for CLI requests.
--match-server-version=false Require server version to match client version
-n, --namespace="" If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request
--password="" Password for basic authentication to the API server
--profile="none" Name of profile to capture. One of (none|cpu|heap|goroutine|threadcreate|block|mutex)
--profile-output="profile.pprof" Name of the file to write the profile to
--request-timeout="0" The length of time to wait before giving up on a single server request. Non-zero values should contain a corresponding time unit (e.g. 1s, 2m, 3h). A value of zero means don't timeout requests.
-s, --server="" The address and port of the Kubernetes API server
--tls-server-name="" Server name to use for server certificate validation. If it is not provided, the hostname used to contact the server is used
--token="" Bearer token for authentication to the API server
--user="" The name of the kubeconfig user to use
--username="" Username for basic authentication to the API server
--version=false Print version information and quit
--warnings-as-errors=false Treat warnings received from the server as errors and exit with a non-zero exit code
# Listen on ports 5000 and 6000 locally, forwarding data to/from ports 5000 and 6000 in the pod
kubectl port-forward pod/mypod 5000 6000
# Listen on ports 5000 and 6000 locally, forwarding data to/from ports 5000 and 6000 in a pod selected by the deployment
kubectl port-forward deployment/mydeployment 5000 6000
# Listen on port 8443 locally, forwarding to the targetPort of the service's port named "https" in a pod selected by the service
kubectl port-forward service/myservice 8443:https
# Listen on port 8888 locally, forwarding to 5000 in the pod
kubectl port-forward pod/mypod 8888:5000
# Listen on port 8888 on all addresses, forwarding to 5000 in the pod
kubectl port-forward --address 0.0.0.0 pod/mypod 8888:5000
# Listen on port 8888 on localhost and selected IP, forwarding to 5000 in the pod
kubectl port-forward --address localhost,10.19.21.23 pod/mypod 8888:5000
# Listen on a random port locally, forwarding to 5000 in the pod
kubectl port-forward pod/mypod :5000
January 2015, Originally compiled by Eric Paris (eparis at redhat dot com) based on the kubernetes source material, but hopefully they have been automatically generated since!