Automation Suite: How To Enable kubectl Environment Variable In Linux Machine ?

How to enable kubectl environment variable in Linux machine while using Automation Suite?

  1. Login to one of your AutomationSuite Node
  2. Type ls -lrta this will show all the hidden files

  1. Edit the .bash_profile and .bashrc file one by one in vi editor, and add an entry of the export command as below
  • export KUBECONFIG="/etc/rancher/rke2/rke2.yaml" && export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin:/var/lib/rancher/rke2/bin"


  1. Save the file
  2. Run below commands which will preserve the current Shell's environment variables.

source ~/.bash_profile

source ~/.bashrc

  1. Execute kubectl commands without running the export command when a session close.

´╗┐Note: This is per profile basis, for example set in root its for root profile only. For any other profiles, mention the same in other profiles as well.