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1. Check requirements

Check if your K8s cluster meets Pixie's requirements by running:

px deploy --check_only

If your cluster fails any checks, you may still proceed with installation, but it is unlikely that Pixie will work on your cluster.

2. Create deployment key

Create a deployment key from the admin page or by running:

# Create deployment key
px deploy-key create

Note: The deploy key can be used to install on any number of clusters. If you are installing in a cluster previously seen by Pixie, then the install merges the history with the previous version in Pixie.

3. Deploy

Deploy Pixie in your target cluster by running:

# add the Pixie chart
helm repo add pixie https://pixie-helm-charts.storage.googleapis.com
# get latest information about Pixie chart
helm repo update
# install the Pixie chart
helm install pixie pixie/pixie-chart --set deployKey=<deploy-key-goes-here> --set clusterName=<cluster-name> --namespace <desired-namespace> --create-namespace

4. Verify

To verify that Pixie is running in your environment you can check the admin page or run:

# Check pods are up
kubectl get pods -n pl
# Check Pixie Platform status
px get viziers
# Check PEM stats
px get pems
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