The command line tool,
calicoctl, makes it easy to manage Calico network
and security policy.
This section is a command line reference for calicoctl, organised based on the command hierarchy.
Top level help
calicoctl --help to display the following help menu for the top level
Usage: calicoctl [options] <command> [<args>...] create Create a resource by filename or stdin. replace Replace a resource by filename or stdin. apply Apply a resource by filename or stdin. This creates a resource if it does not exist, and replaces a resource if it does exists. delete Delete a resource identified by file, stdin or resource type and name. get Get a resource identified by file, stdin or resource type and name. convert Convert config files between different API versions. ipam IP address management. node Calico node management. version Display the version of calicoctl. Options: -h --help Show this screen. -l --log-level=<level> Set the log level (one of panic, fatal, error, warn, info, debug) [default: panic] Description: The calicoctl command line tool is used to manage Calico network and security policy, to view and manage endpoint configuration, and to manage a Calico node instance. See 'calicoctl <command> --help' to read about a specific subcommand.
Top level command line options
Details on the
calicoctl commands are described in the documents linked below
organized by top level command.
- calicoctl create
- calicoctl replace
- calicoctl apply
- calicoctl delete
- calicoctl get
- calicoctl ipam
- calicoctl node
- calicoctl convert
- calicoctl version
Modifying low-level component configurations
In order to update low-level Felix or BGP settings (
BGPConfiguration resource types):
- Get the appropriate resource and store the yaml output in a file using
calicoctl get <resource type> <resource name> -o yaml --export > config.yaml.
- Modify the saved resource file.
- Update the resource using
calicoctl replace -f config.yaml.
See Configuring Felix for more details.