This section defines a glossary of common KubeOps terms.

KOSI package

KOSI package is the .kosi file packaged by bundling package.yaml and other essential yaml files and artifacts. This package is ready to install on your Kubernetes Clusters.

KubeOps Hub

KubeOps Hub is a secure repository where published KOSI packages can be stored and shared. You are welcome to contribute and use public hub also at the same time KubeOps provides you a way to access your own private hub.

Installation Address

It is the distinctive address automatically generated for each published package on KubeOps Hub. It is constructed using name of package creator, package name and package version.
You can use this address at the time of package installation on your Kubernetes Cluster.

It is indicated by the install column in KubeOps Hub.

Deployment name

When a package is installed, KOSI creates a deployment name to track that installation. Alternatively, KOSI also lets you specify the deployment name of your choice during the installation.
A single package may be installed many times into the same cluster and create multiple deployments.
It is indicated by Deployment column in the list of package deployments.


As the name suggests, “Tasks” in package.yaml are one or more sets of instructions to be executed. These are defined by utilizing Plugins.


KOSI provides many functions which enable you to define tasks to be executed using your package. These are called Plugins. They are the crucial part of your package development.


LIMAROOT is an envoirment variable for LIMA. It is the place where LIMA stores information about your clusters. The environment variable LIMAROOT is set by default to /var/lima. However LIMA also facilitates setting your own LIMAROOT by yourself.


The environment variable KUBEOPSROOT stores the location of the KOSI plugins and the config.yaml. To use the variable, the config.yaml and the plugins have to be copied manually.


It shows the supported KubeOps tool API version. You do not need to change it unless otherwise specified.


As the name suggests, it is the location where docker images can be stored. You can either use the default KubeOps registry or specify your own local registry for AirGap environments. You need an internet connection to use the default registry provided by KubeOps.

Maintenance Package

KubeOps provides a package for the supported Kubernetes tools. These packages help you update the Kubernetes tools to the desired versions on your clusters along with the dependencies.