Get Calico up and running on nodes in your Kubernetes cluster.


Install Calico on a single-host Kubernetes cluster

System requirements

Review requirements before installing Calico on nodes to ensure success.

Managed public cloud

Follow the steps to enable Calico in your managed public cloud provider.


The recommended installation is to install both Calico policy and networking for your Kubernetes deployment.

Self-managed public cloud

Manage your own Kubernetes clusters in a public cloud provider.


Calico provides network policy integration with flannel networking.

Calico the hard way

Up for the challenge? Calico the hard way takes you under the covers of a Calico installation.