Scan Kubernetes Manifests

Reliably helps you discover reliability concerns you may want to pay attention to in your Kubernetes manifests.

Scan your code via the reliably scan kubernetes <directory> command. This command scans the current directory by default.

This page will assume the following Kubernetes manifest deployment in your current directory:

kind: Deployment
apiVersion: apps/v1
  name: myapp
      - image: nginx
        name: myapp
        imagePullPolicy: Always
        - containerPort: 8000
          protocol: TCP
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

Reliably goes through all resources it recognises and issues a suggestion statement for each potential reliability concern.

In this case, Reliably made six suggestions about this Kubernetes deployment.

The output shows the file which triggered a suggestion and the line of the resource containing the concerning line.


For now, Reliably can only position you at the first line of the owning resource for the property. In this case all locations are at line 1 as the deployment is at the top of the file. If that Kubernetes file had contained another resource, say a service, before this deployment the line number would be different.


The default format is a plain text list of suggestions, the scan command supports other formats: yaml, json, sarif, etc.

Learn more about output formats here.