Installing SchemaHero

SchemaHero has 2 different components: an in-cluster Kubernetes Operator and a client side kubectl plugin that you can use to interact with the operator. The best way to get started, is to install the kubectl plugin:


The SchemaHero client-side component is a kubectl plugin that's packaged and delivered using Krew, the package manager for kubectl plugins.

Install Krew and the SchemaHero plugin at once:

curl | bash

Install Krew and the SchemaHero plugin as separate steps:

First, install krew, by following the documented installation instructions.

Once you have the krew package manager installed, you can install the SchemaHero plugin:

kubectl krew install schemahero


SchemaHero relies on an in-cluster operator. The next step in the installation is to operator components:

One Command Deploy

It's easy to install the operator using the built-in command:

kubectl schemahero install

The above command will create a schemahero-system namespace, and install 2 new Custom Resource Definitions to your cluster.

GitOps and Other Workflows

An alternative approach is to let the kubectl plugin generate the YAML that can be checked in, commited and deployed using another tool:

kubectl schemahero install --yaml

This will create the necessary YAML to install the in-cluster SchemaHero operator. After inspection, you can use kubectl to apply this YAML to you cluster.


To verify the deployment, you can run:

kubectl get pods -n schemahero-system

There should be 1 pod running in this namespace:

$ kubectl get pods -n schemahero-system
schemahero-0   1/1     Running   0          66s