The Smart Dashboard
for Kubernetes

How Kubernetes is better with Kontena Lens?

With Kontena Lens, you'll get a system that will transform your clusters into something you can trust.

Kontena Lens provides all necessary tools and technology to take control of your Kubernetes clusters. Ensure your cluster is properly setup and configured. Enjoy increased visibility and hands-on troubleshooting capabilities. Use built-in user management and integration APIs with support to most standard external authentication systems. Kontena Lens makes the use of Kubernetes 1000x more efficient and radically improves the speed of business.

Smart Dashboard

Take control of your cluster with the most beautiful UI for management, operations and troubleshooting.

Kontena Lens provides the most sophisticated user interface for managing Kubernetes clusters. Access to the data, namespaces and other resources is limited by the role based access control. It comes with real time visualization of the most vital metrics, configuration, log streams and a built-in terminal for inspecting or troubleshooting apps without losing the context. Kontena Lens management dashboard is the only system you’ll need to really understand what is going on in your clusters. Once you have tried it, there's no going back.

Built-In Prometheus; In Context

See all relevant graphs and resource utilization charts integrated as part of the dashboard.

Kontena Lens comes with built-in and multi-tenant Prometheus setup that will respect RBAC for each user. Users will see visualization for all the namespaces and resources they have access. All graphs and resource utilization charts are designed to be very accessible and available in right context no matter which part of the dashboard you are operating.

What makes Kontena Lens special?

Many people might compare Kontena Lens to Kubernetes Dashboard open source project since they both deliver UI to Kubernetes. But Kontena Lens is more than just an UI. It's the only management system you’ll ever need to take control of your Kubernetes clusters.

  • Amazing usability and end user experience
  • Real-time cluster state visualization
  • Resource utilization charts and trends with history powered by built-in Prometheus
  • Terminal access to nodes and containers
  • End user and service token authentication supported
  • Fully featured role based access control management
  • Dashboard access and functionality limited by RBAC
  • In-cluster and external authentication backends supported
  • Easy access to Helm charts, releases and repositories
  • Professional support available
  • And so much more...

Enterprise Edition

Kontena Lens enterprise edition is an ideal solution for managed service providers and big enterprises. Feature include in-cluster web UI, universal authentication, premium support and more!

In-Cluster Web UI

The ultimate dahsboard for Kubernetes in browser

In-cluster web UI is optional user interface that will look exactly like the native Kontena Lens app, but works in a standard web browser. It is an ideal solution for managed service providers and big enterprises who want to deliver the world class user experience without need to install additional software on end user devices.

Universal Authentication

Empower developers & DevOps teams by providing direct Kubernetes cluster access with RBAC.

Kubernetes does not have any kind of user management built-in. This will be an issue for organizations who want to provide access to their clusters for increased visibility and troubleshooting capabilities. Kontena Lens features universal authentications system that may be used together with Kontena Lens built-in user management or any external authentication system like LDAP or Active Directory.

Premium Support

World class support for world class businesses.

Premium Support provides teams with everything they need to keep their producsts and services up and running. All day. Every day. DevOps teams can work with confidence knowing they will get fast, quality responses to any issues that may arise.

To keep things simple, Kontena provides three support levels: Good, Better and Best. The Best support level will deliver 24/7 support for your 24/7 business. Learn more about support levels at our pricing.

How Does It Work?

Lights, Camera, Action! The live demo of Kontena Lens features.

Any questions or ready to get started?

Get Started Contact Us

Kontena Lens FAQ

When Kontena Lens will be released?

Kontena Lens Desktop (standard edition) for MacOS, Windows and Linux is available for download today. Kontena Lens Enterprise Edition is available for free evaluation . See getting started instructions

Kontena Lens is asking for an invitation code. What is it and how do I get one?

Kontena Lens desktop version is initially available only for existing Kontena users via invitation. If you don't have an invitation, you can apply it here. If you are in a rush, you can ping us via Twitter or our community Slack channel.

Which Kubernetes distributions are supported?

Kontena Lens works with any properly made, certified Kubernetes distribution.

How much does Kontena Lens cost?

Kontena Lens desktop app (standard edition) for MacOS, Windows and Linux operating systems is free of charge. Kontena Lens Enterprise Edition will cost something to use. The pricing is detailed on our pricing page.

How is Kontena Lens different from Kubernetes Dashboard OSS project?

Kontena Lens is a product and has tons of features that are not included in Kubernetes Dashboard open source project. Here are some of the key features:

  • Multi cluster management
  • Amazing usability and end user experience
  • Real-time cluster state visualization
  • Resource utilization charts and trends with history powered by built-in Prometheus
  • Terminal access to nodes and containers
  • End user and service token authentication supported
  • Fully featured role based access control management
  • Dashboard access and functionality limited by RBAC
  • In-cluster and external authentication backends supported
  • Easy access to Helm charts, releases and repositories
  • Professional support available

Is Kontena Lens Enterprise Edition available as a hosted service?

No. At the moment you will need to install and run Kontena Lens Enterprise Edition on your own clusters. We might provide Kontena Lens EE as a service someday if there is big enough demand for this kind of service.

What about privacy? What data do you collect? Why signup?

Kontena Lens application is distributed with end user license agreement ("EULA") that must be accepted before use. Here is the summary about privacy and data collection:

  • We collect data that you submit via kontena account registration.
  • We collect data about events that are happening in Lens app: application started, application stopped, logged in, logged out, cluster settings page open, cluster view open, cluster feature X installed, cluster feature X uninstalled, cluster feature X upgraded, terminal opened and kubernetes resource applied. There is no metadata related to these collected.
  • We are not collecting any kind of telemetry data from Lens app: for example we don't know how many clusters you might have, how many nodes you have, what is actually running in your cluster etc.

We are requiring signup from all our users. You might ask: Why? This data is used by us so we can contact our users to understand their use cases better. Our idea is to create the most amazing tool for managing k8s clusters and we feel that's the only way. Not just listening to the loudest voice on public forums but really get personal and know our users.