Deploy your applications to aarch64, AMD64, or mixed-architecture GKE clusters

By default, Skaffold automatically detects your target cluster's architecture and builds an image that matches your workstation's architecture, even if your target cluster's architecture is mixed (both x86 and Arm).

You also have the option to add an environment variable in your IDE or a parameter in your skaffold.yaml file that specifies what platform to build for, which overrides Skaffold's automatic detection.

Specify the platform to build images for

If you want to override Skaffold's automatic detection when building your image, you can specify the platform that you want to build images for in the following ways:

The following list shows the possible values for the SKAFFOLD_PLATFORM environment variable in your IDE's Environment variables field. You can also use these values for the --platform flag in your CLI, or the platforms parameter in your skaffold.yaml file:

x86 Arm
amd64 aarch64
linux/amd64 linux/aarch64

Add environment variables to your IDE's configurations

To add environment variables to Cloud Code's configurations, follow these steps:

  1. In your IDE, click Run > Edit Configurations.

  2. In the Run tab, under the Advanced Settings snippet, enter your environment variable in the Environment variables field.

    For example: SKAFFOLD_PLATFORM=linux/aarch64

    This overrides Skaffold's automatic detection and builds the image type that you specified. Your skaffold.yaml file remains unchanged.

Add the platforms parameter to your skaffold.yaml file

To specify the platform you want to build your image for, add the platforms parameter to your skaffold.yaml file:

  platforms: ["linux/aarch64"]
    - image: example

To learn more about Cloud Code's support for Arm and mixed-architecture GKE clusters, see Arm support.

Get support

To submit feedback or report an issue in your IntelliJ IDE, go to Tools > Cloud Code > Help / About > Submit feedback or report an issue to report an issue on GitHub, or ask a question on Stack Overflow.