How Reliably CLI works

Scan Resources

The Reliably CLI will scan your resources to discover any reliability concerns. It will offer advice on how you can resolve those concerns.

The Reliably CLI will work with files that define your resources, or scan your cluster directly, to work with deployed resources.

For example, to scan for issues in any files in the current working directory you can run:

reliably scan kubernetes .

If you want to scan a cluster using your default Kubernetes configuration file, you can run:

reliably scan kubernetes --live

The full details of the reliably scan kubernetes command are covered in the reliably scan kubernetes section of the reference documentation.


Currently the Reliably CLI is focussed on supporting the Kubernetes Platform. Future versions of the CLI will extend to other platforms.

Fetch rules

The Reliably CLI will Fetch the rules that will be applied to your scan from the Reliably API.

Display Results

As a result of running a scan, the Reliably CLI will offer advice for any resource issues.

In your Terminal

If you are running the CLI in your terminal by default, it will display the advice directly in your terminal session:

reliably scan kubernetes .
tests/manifests/deployment.yaml:1:1 [warning] You should specify a number of replicas
tests/manifests/deployment.yaml:1:1 [error] Setting a high cpu request may render pod scheduling difficult or starve other pods
tests/manifests/deployment.yaml:1:1 [error] Not setting a cpu requests means the pod will be allowed to consume the entire available CPU (unless the cluster has set a global limit)
tests/manifests/deployment.yaml:1:1 [info] Image pull policy should usually not be set to 'Always'
tests/manifests/deployment.yaml:1:1 [warning] A rollout strategy can reduce the risk of downtime
tests/manifests/deployment.yaml:1:1 [warning] Without the 'minReadySeconds' property set, pods are considered available from the first time the readiness probe is valid. Settings this value indicates how long it the pod should be ready for before being considered available.
6 suggestions found

In your CI/CD

If you are running the Reliably CLI as part of your adopted CI/CD, then the output will be displayed within the CI/CD tools. Examples of using different CI/CD solutions can be seen in the guides.

Results History

Whenever you run a scan with the Reliably CLI, it will store the results from the scan with the Reliably API.

Only surfaced suggestions and file or resource metadata are stored. Your code itself never leaves your own premises and is thereby not stored by Reliably.

The API will maintain that history so you can to view progress of your reliability effort.

More on that subject

How the Reliably Genereate SLO Reports

How the Reliably API works

How the Reliably Rules work

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