# general

Rob Ferguson

12/03/2021, 12:27 AM
Hello everyone, does anyone have any suggestions for tools to assist in doing integration testing or even smoke testing a Kubernetes cluster? We install a number controllers/operators onto the clusters we manage and I'd like to write tests to have some confidence in changes to compliment manual testing. An example would be we install a PostgreSQL operator, and we would like to write a test to verify a database instance can be created. Are there tools that people recommend? I found and but I'm curious what other folks are using?

Lukas (Loft Labs, Inc.)

12/03/2021, 2:04 AM
That's a perfect use case for virtual clusters (cluster that runs inside a namespace). I'm one of the maintainers of - let me know if you ghave any questions. For easier way of spinning up virtual clusters, you could also use (our platform build on top of vcluster)

Rob Ferguson

12/03/2021, 4:09 AM
Very cool. I'll take a look