kubernetes: List available objects using kubectl

4 min read | by Jordi Prats

Using kubectl api-resources we will get a list of available objects in out kubernetes cluster including:

  • It's shortname if available
  • Whether it is namespaced. For example, a ClusterRole is a global object (namespaced=false) but on the other hand, every Role belongs to a namespace this namespaced=true

The following list is the resources you will get from a minikube (v1.15.1) using a v1.19.4 Kubernetes cluster:

$ kubectl api-resources
NAME                              SHORTNAMES   APIVERSION                        NAMESPACED   KIND
bindings                                       v1                                true         Binding
componentstatuses                 cs           v1                                false        ComponentStatus
configmaps                        cm           v1                                true         ConfigMap
endpoints                         ep           v1                                true         Endpoints
events                            ev           v1                                true         Event
limitranges                       limits       v1                                true         LimitRange
namespaces                        ns           v1                                false        Namespace
nodes                             no           v1                                false        Node
persistentvolumeclaims            pvc          v1                                true         PersistentVolumeClaim
persistentvolumes                 pv           v1                                false        PersistentVolume
pods                              po           v1                                true         Pod
podtemplates                                   v1                                true         PodTemplate
replicationcontrollers            rc           v1                                true         ReplicationController
resourcequotas                    quota        v1                                true         ResourceQuota
secrets                                        v1                                true         Secret
serviceaccounts                   sa           v1                                true         ServiceAccount
services                          svc          v1                                true         Service
mutatingwebhookconfigurations                  admissionregistration.k8s.io/v1   false        MutatingWebhookConfiguration
validatingwebhookconfigurations                admissionregistration.k8s.io/v1   false        ValidatingWebhookConfiguration
customresourcedefinitions         crd,crds     apiextensions.k8s.io/v1           false        CustomResourceDefinition
apiservices                                    apiregistration.k8s.io/v1         false        APIService
controllerrevisions                            apps/v1                           true         ControllerRevision
daemonsets                        ds           apps/v1                           true         DaemonSet
deployments                       deploy       apps/v1                           true         Deployment
replicasets                       rs           apps/v1                           true         ReplicaSet
statefulsets                      sts          apps/v1                           true         StatefulSet
tokenreviews                                   authentication.k8s.io/v1          false        TokenReview
localsubjectaccessreviews                      authorization.k8s.io/v1           true         LocalSubjectAccessReview
selfsubjectaccessreviews                       authorization.k8s.io/v1           false        SelfSubjectAccessReview
selfsubjectrulesreviews                        authorization.k8s.io/v1           false        SelfSubjectRulesReview
subjectaccessreviews                           authorization.k8s.io/v1           false        SubjectAccessReview
horizontalpodautoscalers          hpa          autoscaling/v1                    true         HorizontalPodAutoscaler
cronjobs                          cj           batch/v1beta1                     true         CronJob
jobs                                           batch/v1                          true         Job
certificatesigningrequests        csr          certificates.k8s.io/v1            false        CertificateSigningRequest
leases                                         coordination.k8s.io/v1            true         Lease
endpointslices                                 discovery.k8s.io/v1beta1          true         EndpointSlice
events                            ev           events.k8s.io/v1                  true         Event
ingresses                         ing          extensions/v1beta1                true         Ingress
nodes                                          metrics.k8s.io/v1beta1            false        NodeMetrics
pods                                           metrics.k8s.io/v1beta1            true         PodMetrics
alertmanagerconfigs                            monitoring.coreos.com/v1alpha1    true         AlertmanagerConfig
alertmanagers                                  monitoring.coreos.com/v1          true         Alertmanager
podmonitors                                    monitoring.coreos.com/v1          true         PodMonitor
probes                                         monitoring.coreos.com/v1          true         Probe
prometheuses                                   monitoring.coreos.com/v1          true         Prometheus
prometheusrules                                monitoring.coreos.com/v1          true         PrometheusRule
servicemonitors                                monitoring.coreos.com/v1          true         ServiceMonitor
thanosrulers                                   monitoring.coreos.com/v1          true         ThanosRuler
ingressclasses                                 networking.k8s.io/v1              false        IngressClass
ingresses                         ing          networking.k8s.io/v1              true         Ingress
networkpolicies                   netpol       networking.k8s.io/v1              true         NetworkPolicy
runtimeclasses                                 node.k8s.io/v1beta1               false        RuntimeClass
poddisruptionbudgets              pdb          policy/v1beta1                    true         PodDisruptionBudget
podsecuritypolicies               psp          policy/v1beta1                    false        PodSecurityPolicy
clusterrolebindings                            rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1      false        ClusterRoleBinding
clusterroles                                   rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1      false        ClusterRole
rolebindings                                   rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1      true         RoleBinding
roles                                          rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1      true         Role
priorityclasses                   pc           scheduling.k8s.io/v1              false        PriorityClass
csidrivers                                     storage.k8s.io/v1                 false        CSIDriver
csinodes                                       storage.k8s.io/v1                 false        CSINode
storageclasses                    sc           storage.k8s.io/v1                 false        StorageClass
volumeattachments                              storage.k8s.io/v1                 false        VolumeAttachment

Repeating this command on a k3s cluster we will be able to verify that they get rid of all the alpha an beta APIs in order to strip down kubernetes:

$ kubectl api-resources
NAME                              SHORTNAMES   APIGROUP                       NAMESPACED   KIND
bindings                                                                      true         Binding
componentstatuses                 cs                                          false        ComponentStatus
configmaps                        cm                                          true         ConfigMap
endpoints                         ep                                          true         Endpoints
events                            ev                                          true         Event
limitranges                       limits                                      true         LimitRange
namespaces                        ns                                          false        Namespace
nodes                             no                                          false        Node
persistentvolumeclaims            pvc                                         true         PersistentVolumeClaim
persistentvolumes                 pv                                          false        PersistentVolume
pods                              po                                          true         Pod
podtemplates                                                                  true         PodTemplate
replicationcontrollers            rc                                          true         ReplicationController
resourcequotas                    quota                                       true         ResourceQuota
secrets                                                                       true         Secret
serviceaccounts                   sa                                          true         ServiceAccount
services                          svc                                         true         Service
challenges                                     acme.cert-manager.io           true         Challenge
orders                                         acme.cert-manager.io           true         Order
mutatingwebhookconfigurations                  admissionregistration.k8s.io   false        MutatingWebhookConfiguration
validatingwebhookconfigurations                admissionregistration.k8s.io   false        ValidatingWebhookConfiguration
customresourcedefinitions         crd,crds     apiextensions.k8s.io           false        CustomResourceDefinition
apiservices                                    apiregistration.k8s.io         false        APIService
controllerrevisions                            apps                           true         ControllerRevision
daemonsets                        ds           apps                           true         DaemonSet
deployments                       deploy       apps                           true         Deployment
replicasets                       rs           apps                           true         ReplicaSet
statefulsets                      sts          apps                           true         StatefulSet
tokenreviews                                   authentication.k8s.io          false        TokenReview
localsubjectaccessreviews                      authorization.k8s.io           true         LocalSubjectAccessReview
selfsubjectaccessreviews                       authorization.k8s.io           false        SelfSubjectAccessReview
selfsubjectrulesreviews                        authorization.k8s.io           false        SelfSubjectRulesReview
subjectaccessreviews                           authorization.k8s.io           false        SubjectAccessReview
horizontalpodautoscalers          hpa          autoscaling                    true         HorizontalPodAutoscaler
cronjobs                          cj           batch                          true         CronJob
jobs                                           batch                          true         Job
certificaterequests               cr,crs       cert-manager.io                true         CertificateRequest
certificates                      cert,certs   cert-manager.io                true         Certificate
clusterissuers                                 cert-manager.io                false        ClusterIssuer
issuers                                        cert-manager.io                true         Issuer
certificatesigningrequests        csr          certificates.k8s.io            false        CertificateSigningRequest
leases                                         coordination.k8s.io            true         Lease
endpointslices                                 discovery.k8s.io               true         EndpointSlice
events                            ev           events.k8s.io                  true         Event
ingresses                         ing          extensions                     true         Ingress
helmcharts                                     helm.cattle.io                 true         HelmChart
addons                                         k3s.cattle.io                  true         Addon
nodes                                          metrics.k8s.io                 false        NodeMetrics
pods                                           metrics.k8s.io                 true         PodMetrics
ingressclasses                                 networking.k8s.io              false        IngressClass
ingresses                         ing          networking.k8s.io              true         Ingress
networkpolicies                   netpol       networking.k8s.io              true         NetworkPolicy
runtimeclasses                                 node.k8s.io                    false        RuntimeClass
poddisruptionbudgets              pdb          policy                         true         PodDisruptionBudget
podsecuritypolicies               psp          policy                         false        PodSecurityPolicy
clusterrolebindings                            rbac.authorization.k8s.io      false        ClusterRoleBinding
clusterroles                                   rbac.authorization.k8s.io      false        ClusterRole
rolebindings                                   rbac.authorization.k8s.io      true         RoleBinding
roles                                          rbac.authorization.k8s.io      true         Role
priorityclasses                   pc           scheduling.k8s.io              false        PriorityClass
csidrivers                                     storage.k8s.io                 false        CSIDriver
csinodes                                       storage.k8s.io                 false        CSINode
storageclasses                    sc           storage.k8s.io                 false        StorageClass
volumeattachments                              storage.k8s.io                 false        VolumeAttachment

Posted on 29/12/2020