Getting Started

We know you want to jump right in and start hacking away with Gloo. That’s awesome! If you want to try out Gloo in a hosted setting, please check out our Katacoda courses that will guide you through a number of scenarios using Gloo, all in a sandboxed environment.

If you’d rather use your own Kubernetes cluster, all you need to do is install Gloo Gateway using glooctl or Helm.


# Install glooctl
curl -sL https://run.solo.io/gloo/install | sh
export PATH=$HOME/.gloo/bin:$PATH

# Install Gloo Gateway
glooctl install gateway

# Add the Helm repository for Gloo
helm repo add gloo https://storage.googleapis.com/solo-public-helm
helm repo update

# Create the namespace and install the Helm chart
kubectl create namespace gloo-system
helm install gloo gloo/gloo --namespace gloo-system

That’s it! With Gloo installed you can try our Hello World example to get an idea of how Gloo can be used.

For a more detailed guide on getting your local system configured, installing prerequisites, and deployment options check out our Preparation doc.