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Kubernetes Engine Cluster Manager API: Node.js Client

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Node.js idiomatic client for Kubernetes Engine cluster management.

Kubernetes Engine is used for building and managing container based applications, powered by the open source Kubernetes technology.

Read more about the client libraries for Cloud APIs, including the older Google APIs Client Libraries, in Client Libraries Explained.

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Before you begin

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.
  2. Enable billing for your project.
  3. Enable the Kubernetes Engine Cluster Manager API API.
  4. Set up authentication with a service account so you can access the API from your local workstation.

Installing the client library

npm install @google-cloud/container

Using the client library

  const container = require('@google-cloud/container');

  // Create the Cluster Manager Client
  const client = new container.v1.ClusterManagerClient();

  async function quickstart() {
    const zone = 'us-central1-a';
    const projectId = await client.getProjectId();
    const request = {
      projectId: projectId,
      zone: zone,

    const [response] = await client.listClusters(request);

Relationship to Kubernetes

@google-cloud/container provides a high level API for creating and managing Google Kubernetes Engine clusters on Google Cloud.

To run commands against the clusters created, you will need to use the Kubernetes API (and the associated kubectl command-line interface).


Samples are in the samples/ directory. The samples' has instructions for running the samples.

Sample Source Code Try it
Quickstart source code Open in Cloud Shell

The Kubernetes Engine Cluster Manager API Node.js Client API Reference documentation also contains samples.


This library follows Semantic Versioning.

This library is considered to be General Availability (GA). This means it is stable; the code surface will not change in backwards-incompatible ways unless absolutely necessary (e.g. because of critical security issues) or with an extensive deprecation period. Issues and requests against GA libraries are addressed with the highest priority.

More Information: Google Cloud Platform Launch Stages


Contributions welcome! See the Contributing Guide.


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