When you try to execute kubectl you get the error:
The connection to the server localhost:8080 was refused - did you specify the right host or port?
Never try to execute kubectl with sudo! NEVER!, this is not a good solution. Check the following solutions below.
Solution 1: Google cloud
When using google cloud follow these steps:
- Navigate to Container Engine Google Cloud Platform -> Container Engine
- Click CONNECT on Cluster
- In your Terminal, use the login credentials to access the cluster.
When you start using the cluster you will need to run:
sudo cp /etc/kubernetes/admin.conf $HOME/ sudo chown $(id -u):$(id -g) $HOME/admin.conf export KUBECONFIG=$HOME/admin.conf