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Controller Installation

kubectl create namespace argo-rollouts
kubectl apply -n argo-rollouts -f

This will create a new namespace, argo-rollouts, where Argo Rollouts controller will run.


When installing Argo Rollouts on Kubernetes v1.14 or lower, the CRD manifests must be kubectl applied with the --validate=false option. This is caused by use of new CRD fields introduced in v1.15, which are rejected by default in lower API servers.


On GKE, you will need grant your account the ability to create new cluster roles:

kubectl create clusterrolebinding YOURNAME-cluster-admin-binding --clusterrole=cluster-admin

Kubectl Plugin Installation

The kubectl plugin is optional, but is convenient for managing and visualizing rollouts from the command line.


brew install argoproj/tap/kubectl-argo-rollouts


  1. Install Argo Rollouts Kubectl plugin with curl.

    curl -LO

    For Linux dist, replace darwin with linux

  2. Make the kubectl-argo-rollouts binary executable.

    chmod +x ./kubectl-argo-rollouts-darwin-amd64
  3. Move the binary into your PATH.

    sudo mv ./kubectl-argo-rollouts-darwin-amd64 /usr/local/bin/kubectl-argo-rollouts

Test to ensure the version you installed is up-to-date:

kubectl argo rollouts version