The Ultimate Dashboard
for Kubernetes

Supported Kubernetes Distributions

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.

Cluster Essentials

Components to ensure cluster is properly setup, configured and ready to run workloads at scale.

Kontena Lens comes with a suite of components and technology that will enhance security, add missing features and transform your cluster into solid foundation suitable for production workloads. These components will be automatically installed and configured for your cluster. The components include: Metrics Server, NGINX Ingress and Network Policy Provider.

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.

Ultimate 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...

How Does It Work?

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

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Kontena Lens FAQ

When Kontena Lens will be released?

Kontena Lens is already available as a built-in feature for Kontena Pharos Kubernetes distribution.

At the moment, we are working to make it a standalone version that will work with any certified Kubernetes distribution (including managed Kubernetes services provided by most major cloud providers). You can try the latest release candidate (RC) version with support for Amazon EKS, Google GKE, Kontena Pharos and a number of other Kubernetes distributions by following the getting started instructions.

Which Kubernetes distributions are you planning to support in the future?

We are trying to support all relevant Kubernetes distributions in the future.

Is Kontena Lens going to be open source / free?

No. It will be closed source and 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:

  • 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 available as a hosted service?

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