Install with CLI

For Helm-based installations, refer to the Helm section.

The fastest way to start with Kubeshark is by downloading the latest release of the CLI, executing kubeshark tap, and navigating your browser to localhost:8899.

Kubeshark UI

Installing Kubeshark via CLI offers functionality akin to using the helm install command but does not require Helm to be installed.

For alternative installation methods such as Helm, Homebrew, and others based on your needs, see below:


Installing Kubeshark with Homebrew is straightforward:

brew install kubeshark

Shell Script

To download the appropriate binary for your system:

sh <(curl -Ls

The actual script is here

Alternatively, you can directly download the suitable binary from the latest release.

Build from Source

Clone the Kubeshark GitHub repository and follow the build instructions in the README:

git clone
cd kubeshark && make

Tap (Run)

To initiate Kubeshark, use the tap command, for example:

kubeshark tap

This command not only installs Kubeshark but also launches the dashboard. You can exit the dashboard and terminate the CLI session with ^C at any time. Use the proxy command to reconnect and reopen the dashboard.

Terminating the CLI session with ^C does not stop or remove Kubeshark; it merely disconnects the dashboard. Kubeshark remains active until you run the clean command.


The proxy command facilitates dashboard access, whether you installed Kubeshark via Helm or CLI. It sets up a kube-proxy or, if unavailable, defaults to port-forward.

kubeshark proxy


To completely remove Kubeshark from your cluster when using the CLI:

kubeshark clean

The clean command mirrors the helm uninstall functionality, eliminating the need for Helm. Note: Exiting Kubeshark with ^C only severs the dashboard connection and does not uninstall Kubeshark. Use the clean command for complete removal.