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We provide a few approaches to deploy KEDA runtime in your Kubernetes clusters:

💡 NOTE: KEDA requires Kubernetes cluster version 1.16 and higher

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Deploying with Helm


Deploying KEDA with Helm is very simple:

  1. Add Helm repo

    helm repo add kedacore
  2. Update Helm repo

    helm repo update
  3. Install keda Helm chart

    Helm 2

    helm install kedacore/keda --namespace keda --name keda

    Helm 3

    kubectl create namespace keda
    helm install keda kedacore/keda --version 2.0.0-rc2 --namespace keda


If you want to remove KEDA from a cluster you can run one of the following:

Using Helm 3

helm uninstall -n keda keda
kubectl delete -f
kubectl delete -f
kubectl delete -f

Using Helm 2

helm delete --purge keda
kubectl delete -f
kubectl delete -f
kubectl delete -f

Deploying with Operator Hub


  1. On Operator Hub Marketplace locate and install KEDA operator
  2. Create namespace keda
  3. Create KedaController resource named keda in namespace keda
    Operator Hub installation

💡 NOTE: Further information on Operator Hub installation method can be found in the following repository.


Locate installed KEDA Operator in keda namespace, then remove created KedaController resource and uninstall KEDA operator.

Deploying using the deployment YAML files


If you want to try KEDA on Minikube or a different Kubernetes deployment without using Helm you can still deploy it with kubectl.

  • We provide sample YAML declaration which includes our CRDs and all other resources in a file which is available on the GitHub releases page. Run the following command (if needed, replace the version, in this case 2.0.0-rc2, with the one you are using):
kubectl apply -f
  • Alternatively you can download the file and deploy it from the local path:
kubectl apply -f keda-2.0.0-rc2.yaml
  • You can also find the same YAML declarations in our /config directory on our GitHub repo if you prefer to clone it.
git clone && cd keda

VERSION=2.0.0-rc2 make deploy


  • In case of installing from released YAML file just run the following command (if needed, replace the version, in this case 2.0.0, with the one you are using):
kubectl delete -f
  • If you have downloaded the file locally, you can run:
kubectl delete -f keda-2.0.0-rc2.yaml
  • You would need to run these commands from within the directory of the cloned GitHub repo:
VERSION=2.0.0-rc2 make undeploy