Alternative UIs

Tip

Also check out the blog post about Kubernetes web UIs in 2019 for a look at some different web UIs and why Kubernetes Web View was created.

This page lists a number of alternative, open source UIs for Kubernetes.

K8Dash

https://github.com/herbrandson/k8dash, web, node.js

“K8Dash is the easiest way to manage your Kubernetes cluster.”

Konstellate

https://github.com/containership/konstellate, web, Clojure

“Visualize Kubernetes Applications”

Kubernetator

https://github.com/smpio/kubernator, web, node.js

“Kubernator is an alternative Kubernetes UI. In contrast to high-level Kubernetes Dashboard, it provides low-level control and clean view on all objects in a cluster with the ability to create new ones, edit and resolve conflicts. As an entirely client-side app (like kubectl), it doesn’t require any backend except Kubernetes API server itself, and also respects cluster’s access control.”

Kubernetes Dashboard

https://github.com/kubernetes/dashboard, web

“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.”

Kubernetes Operational View

https://github.com/hjacobs/kube-ops-view, web

“Read-only system dashboard for multiple K8s clusters”

Uses WebGL to render nodes and pods.

Kubernetes Resource Report

https://github.com/hjacobs/kube-resource-report/, web

“Report Kubernetes cluster and pod resource requests vs usage and generate static HTML”

Generates static HTML files for cost reporting.

Kubricks

https://github.com/kubricksllc/Kubricks, desktop app

“Visualizer/troubleshooting tool for single Kubernetes clusters”

Octant

https://github.com/vmware/octant, web, Go

“A web-based, highly extensible platform for developers to better understand the complexity of Kubernetes clusters.”

Weave Scope

https://github.com/weaveworks/scope, web

“Monitoring, visualisation & management for Docker & Kubernetes”