Getting Started

To jump right in with Gloo Edge, the quickest way is with your own Kubernetes cluster. Your cluster might be on your local workstation or in a cloud environment. For more details, see the Preparation guide and Kubernetes cluster setup.

Quick start installation

After you have a cluster, you can install Gloo Edge through the command line with the glooctl CLI or Helm.

  1. Install glooctl. The steps vary on your operating system.
    • Linux or macOS
      curl -sL | sh
      export PATH=$HOME/.gloo/bin:$PATH
    • Windows
      (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString("") | iex
      $env:Path += ";$env:userprofile/.gloo/bin/"
  2. Install Gloo Edge.
    glooctl install gateway
  1. Add the Helm repository for Gloo Edge.
    helm repo add gloo
    helm repo update
  2. Create the namespace for the Gloo Edge components.
    kubectl create namespace gloo-system
  3. Install the Helm chart.
    helm install gloo gloo/gloo --namespace gloo-system

That’s it! Now, you can try the Hello World example or the following hands-on demo to get an idea of how Gloo Edge can be used.

From zero to Gloo Edge in 15 minutes

Configure your first cloud-native application with the Gloo Edge API gateway by working your way through the following Instruqt sandbox environment.