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Do you want to try out Kubernetes on IBM Cloud for free?

Read along for step by step instructions!

(Disclaimer – Note that for some geographies, you might have to provide a credit card for a free trial but you still won’t be charged for the free tier that this guide uses.)

1. Sign up for an IBM cloud account and login to the dashboard.

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2. Select Kubernetes cluster from the featured section, If it does not show then you can search the catalog from the text box above.

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3. Select the free plan for the Kubernetes cluster.

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4. Name your cluster in the Resource Details section below. You can name it anything you want but choose a unique name if you have multiple deployments.

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5. Click on create on the right and that’s it! You have completed the steps to create a Kubernetes cluster on IBM Cloud for free.

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Watch your build progress as the master and worker nodes are setup.

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When the status turns to Normal, click on the Kubernetes dashboard to explore further.

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You can now try running an app on this cluster. Read this guide to deploy nginx on this cluster.

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