There are a few different ways to find the name of a Kubernetes cluster, depending on the specific environment and tools you are working with.

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How to find a Kubernetes Cluster Name

The primary method is to use the kubectl command-line tool. Assuming you have kubectl installed and configured to connect to your Kubernetes cluster, you can use the following command to see the name of the current cluster:

$ kubectl config current-context

This will output the name of the current cluster, which is defined in your kubeconfig file.

  1. Check the environment variables: Kubernetes sets a number of environment variables in your shell or in your running containers that contain information about the current cluster. To see the name of the cluster, you can check the KUBERNETES_SERVICE_HOST or KUBERNETES_SERVICE_NAME variables.


  1. Check the Kubernetes dashboard: If you are using the Kubernetes dashboard, the name of the current cluster should be displayed at the top of the page.

  2. Check the cloud provider's console: If you are running your Kubernetes cluster on a cloud provider like AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure, you may be able to find the name of the cluster in the provider's web console or CLI tools.

Name: my-kubernetes-cluster
ARN: arn:aws:eks:us-west-2:123456789012:cluster/my-kubernetes-cluster
  1. Checking the cluster's configuration files: If you have access to the configuration files for your Kubernetes cluster, you can find the cluster name in the kubeconfig file. The kubeconfig file is a YAML file that contains information about the Kubernetes cluster, including the cluster's name, endpoint, and authentication information.

apiVersion: v1
- name: my-kubernetes-cluster
    server: https://
- name: my-context
    cluster: my-kubernetes-cluster
    user: my-user
current-context: my-context
kind: Config
preferences: {}
- name: my-user


These are just a few options for finding the name of a Kubernetes cluster. The specific method you use may depend on your environment and the tools you have available.