# Getting Started

# Pre-requisites

Before you get started using KUTTL, you need to have a running Kubernetes cluster setup. If you already have a cluster there are no prerequisites. If you want to use the mocked control plane or Kind, you will need Kind (opens new window).

# Install KUTTL CLI

Install the kubectl kuttl plugin. To do so, please follow the CLI plugin installation instructions.

The KUTTL CLI leverages the kubectl plugin system, which gives you all its functionality under kubectl kuttl.

# Using KUTTL

Once you have a running cluster with kubectl installed along with the KUTTL CLI plugin, you can run tests with KUTTL like so:

$ kubectl kuttl test path/to/test-suite

Learn more about KUTTL and check out how to get started with the KUTTL test harness.