Apache SkyWalking Cloud on Kubernetes

A bridge project between Apache SkyWalking and Kubernetes.

SWCK is a platform for the SkyWalking user, provisions, upgrades, maintains SkyWalking relevant components, and makes them work natively on Kubernetes.


  1. Java Agent Injector: Inject the java agent into the application pod natively.
  2. Operator: Provision and maintain SkyWalking backend components.
  3. Custom Metrics Adapter: Provides custom metrics come from SkyWalking OAP cluster for autoscaling by Kubernetes HPA

Build images

Issue below instrument to get the docker image:



make build

To onboard operator or adapter, you should push the image to a registry where the kubernetes cluster can pull it.

Onboard Java Agent Injector and Operator

The java agent injector and operator share a same binary. To onboard them, you should follow:

  • To install the java agent injector and operator in an existing cluster, make sure you have cert-manager installed.
  • Apply the manifests for the Controller and CRDs in config:
kubectl apply -f config/operator-bundle.yaml

Onboard Custom Metrics Adapter

  • Deploy OAP server by referring to Operator Quick Start.
  • Apply the manifests for an adapter in config:
kubectl apply -f config/adapter-bundle.yaml


Apache 2.0 License.