Kubernetes Dashboard

Overview

The Kubernetes Dashboard add-on provides a user-friendly interface, enabling users to manage and monitor their Kubernetes clusters directly from a web interface. This add-on simplifies cluster management tasks and offers a comprehensive view of the cluster's state.

For more details, please refer to the official Kubernetes documentation here.

How to Enable

The Dashboard add-on can be enabled for your Kubernetes cluster either during the cluster creation process or at any time thereafter. The following sections outline the methods for enabling the add-on:

At Cluster Creation

  • Through Cluster Manifest: Add the following snippet to your cluster manifest when creating the cluster:

    copy
    spec:
    ...
    addOns:
    dashboard: {}
    ...
  • Using the Console: If you're creating the cluster through the console, navigate to Add-ons, find the Dashboard add-on in the list of available add-ons, and toggle it on.

After Cluster Creation

If the Dashboard add-on was not enabled during the cluster creation, you can still enable it using either of the following methods:

Using Manifest

Under spec.addOns in the YAML manifest of the cluster, you can edit it either by navigating to the cluster in the Console and using the Edit & Apply option for the cluster, or by applying the entire manifest using the cpln apply >_ option in the upper right corner or by using the cpln CLI.

Add the following:

copy
spec:
...
addOns:
dashboard: {}
...

Using UI

  1. Navigate to Control Plane Console: Visit the Control Plane Console.
  2. Navigate to the Kubernetes cluster: In the Control Plane Console, navigate to Kubernetes in the left sidebar panel and click on the Kubernetes cluster for which you want to enable the dashboard.
  3. Enable the Dashboard: Choose Add-ons and locate the Dashboard add-on from the list of available add-ons, then toggle it on.

How to Access

Once enabled, the Dashboard add-on can be used as follows:

  1. Navigate to Control Plane Console: Visit the Control Plane Console.
  2. Access the Dashboard: In the Control Plane Console, navigate to Kubernetes in the left sidebar panel and click on Open under Dashboard for the cluster.
Copyright © 2024 Control Plane Corporation. All rights reserved. Revision 49289c07
Contents