Visualizing Kubernetes Resources

Example of Resource Map visualisation
Wordpress pod and it’s connected resources
Missing link between a pod and a service
Dangling persistent volume claim left behind when Helm release is deleted
Light theme support on Lens 5
Example of Kubernetes object details component

How Get Started?

To get started with Resource Map extensions, you first need to install Lens IDE. If you have already done that, you are good to go. To install the extension:

  1. Enter the name of this extension, @nevalla/kube-resource-map, into the Installation Extension box.
  2. Click on the Install button.

What is still missing?

The Resource Map extension is still a young and I expect to have several more releases before the extension is fully matured. Not every resource is visible on the resource map yet. For example, jobs are still missing and only native Kubernetes resources are supported. Adding support to custom resources would nice. So expect to see these improvements in the future.

About Me

Lauri Nevala started his journey to the world of containers in 2015 when Docker was new and cool. He was co-founder of Kontena, Inc. which made adopting containers easier for developers and originally created Lens application. Currently Lauri Nevala is core developer of Lens application at Mirantis.

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Lauri Nevala

Lauri Nevala

Cloud-native full-stack developer. Core developer of https://k8slens.dev