View a cluster's status

After you create a cluster and node pool, you can view a cluster's status with the Google Cloud CLI or the Google Cloud console. To view the cluster's status, choose if you are using the Google Cloud CLI or Google Cloud console and follow these steps:


Use the gcloud container aws clusters describe command to get details about your cluster:

gcloud container aws clusters describe CLUSTER_NAME \

Replace the following:

  • CLUSTER_NAME: your cluster's name
  • GOOGLE_CLOUD_LOCATION: the name of the Google Cloud location that manages the cluster

Google Cloud console

  1. In the Google Cloud console, go to the Google Kubernetes Engine clusters overview page.

    Go to GKE clusters

  2. Your clusters are listed by their name and location.

  3. Click the cluster's name. A panel with information on the cluster, including its status and enabled features, appears.

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