Lens | The Kubernetes IDE


Lens is the only IDE you’ll ever need to take control of your Kubernetes clusters. It is a standalone application for MacOS, Windows and Linux operating systems. It is open source and free.


What makes Lens special?

  • Amazing usability and end user experience
  • Multi cluster management; Support for hundreds of clusters
  • Standalone application; No need to install anything in-cluster
  • Real-time cluster state visualization
  • Resource utilization charts and trends with history powered by built-in Prometheus
  • Terminal access to nodes and containers
  • Performance optimized to handle massive clusters (tested with a cluster running 25k pods)
  • Full support for Kubernetes RBAC


Download a pre-built package from the releases page. Lens can be also installed via snapcraft (Linux only).


Prerequisities: Nodejs v12, make, yarn

  • make download-bins – downloads bundled binaries to dev environment
  • make dev – builds and starts the app
  • make test – run tests


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/lensapp/lens.

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