The Linkerd CLI is the primary way to interact with Linkerd. It can install the control plane to your cluster, add the proxy to your service and provide detailed metrics for how your service is performing.

As reference, check out the commands below:


The inject command makes it easy to add Linkerd to your service. It consumes Kubernetes resources in YAML format and adds the proxy sidecar. The output is in a format that can be immediately applied to the cluster via kubectl.