KDash

A fast and simple dashboard for Kubernetes

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A simple terminal dashboard for Kubernetes built with Rust

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Installation

Homebrew (Mac & Linux)

brew tap kdash-rs/kdash
brew install kdash

# If you need to be more specific, use:
brew install kdash-rs/kdash/kdash

To upgrade

brew upgrade kdash
scoop bucket add kdash-bucket https://github.com/kdash-rs/scoop-kdash

scoop install kdash

Chocolatey (Windows)

Choco package located here. Since validation of the package takes forever, it may take a long while to become available after a release. I would recommend using Scoop instead for Windows.

choco install kdash

# Version number may be required for newer releases, if available:
choco install kdash --version=0.1.0

To upgrade

choco upgrade kdash --version=0.1.0

Install script

Run the below command to install the latest binary. Run with sudo if you dont have write access to /usr/local/bin. Else the script will install to current directory

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kdash-rs/kdash/main/deployment/getLatest.sh | bash

Manual

Binaries for macOS, Linux and Windows are available on the releases page

  1. Download the latest binary for your OS.
  2. For Linux/macOS:
    1. cd to the file you just downloaded and run tar -C /usr/local/bin -xzf downloaded-file-name. Use sudo if required.
    2. Run with kdash
  3. For Windows:
    1. Use 7-Zip or TarTool to unpack the tar file.
    2. Run the executable file kdash.exe

Docker

Run KDash as a Docker container by mounting your KUBECONFIG. For example the below for default path

docker run --rm -it -v ~/.kube/config:/root/.kube/config deepu105/kdash

You can also clone this repo and run make docker to build a docker image locally and run it using above command

Note: This may not work properly if you run Kubernetes locally using Minikube or Kind

Cargo

If you have Cargo installed then you install KDash from crates.io

cargo install kdash

You can also clone the repo and run cargo run or make to build and run the app

Note:: On Linux you might need to have package xorg-dev (Debian/Ubuntu) or xorg-x11-server-devel (Fedora) or equivalent installed for the copy to clipboard features to work

USAGE:

kdash

Press ? while running the app to see keybindings

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Limitations/Known issues

Features

Screenshots

Overview screen

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Container logs screen (light theme)

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Pod describe screen (light theme)

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Contexts screen

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Utilization screen

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Libraries used

How does this compare to K9S?

K9S is a beast compared to this as it offers way more features including CRUD actions.

KDash only offers a view of most used resources with a focus on speed and UX. Really, if something is slow or have bad UX then please raise a bug. Hence the UI/UX is designed to be more user friendly and easier to navigate with contextual help everywhere and a tab system to switch between different resources easily.

At least for now there are no plans to add full CRUD for resources but we will add more resources and more useful actions

Licence

MIT

Authors

Deepu K Sasidharan Follow Deepu K Sasidharan (deepu105)

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