Using Kubectl under Windows

Just a small tip about Kubectl, the command line client to interact with a Kubernetes master. I recently had to use it with Windows 7 and I met problems at the beginning with it. The basic configuration consists in having a config file under the ~/.kube directory. But for some reason, kubectl was not picking it up.

The solution is to create a system variable in Windows, named KUBECONFIG, and that points to ~/.kube/config (or whatever file you want).