Pivotal Container Service v1.0

Access the Dashboard

The Dashboard is a web-based Kubernetes user interface. You can use Dashboard to deploy containerized applications to a Kubernetes cluster, troubleshoot containerized applications, and manage the cluster and its resources. Dashboard also provides information about the state of Kubernetes resources in the cluster. You can use Dashboard to manage the cluster at scale, including initiating rolling updates, restarting pods, and deploying new applications.

For more information about Dashboard, see the Kubernetes Web UI (Dashboard) in the Kubernetes documentation.

You must have kubectl credentials to access Dashboard. Requiring these credentials prevents unauthorized admin access to the Kubernetes cluster through a browser.

Accessing the Dashboard

Follow the steps below to access the Dashboard for a Kubernetes cluster.

  1. Retrieve the kubectl credentials. As a PKS operator or developer, you may already have access to kubectl credentials. If you do not, follow the instructions in Retrieve Cluster Credentials and Configuration.

  2. After retrieving kubectl credentials, run kubectl proxy on a command line. Do not exit or close the terminal.

  3. Dashboard is now available. In a web browser, browse to http://localhost:8001/ui to access Dashboard.

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