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Published: Dec 15, 2017 License: Apache-2.0


Kubernetes Dashboard

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Kubernetes Dashboard is a general purpose, web-based UI for Kubernetes clusters. It allows users to manage applications running in the cluster and troubleshoot them, as well as manage the cluster itself.

Dashboard UI workloads page

Getting Started

IMPORTANT: Since version 1.7 Dashboard uses more secure setup. It means, that by default it has minimal set of privileges and can only be accessed over HTTPS. It is recommended to read Access Control guide before performing any further steps.

To deploy Dashboard, execute following command:

$ kubectl apply -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kubernetes/dashboard/master/src/deploy/recommended/kubernetes-dashboard.yaml

To access Dashboard from your local workstation you must create a secure channel to your Kubernetes cluster. Run the following command:

$ kubectl proxy

Now access Dashboard at:


To find out how to create sample user and log in follow Creating sample user guide.


  • The shortcut http://localhost:8001/ui is deprecated. Use the full proxy URL shown above.
  • Heapster has to be running in the cluster for the metrics and graphs to be available. Read more about it in Integrations guide.


Dashboard documentation can be found on Wiki pages, it includes:


The work done has been licensed under Apache License 2.0. The license file can be found here. You can find out more about the license at www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.


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