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Cluster settings#

The Cluster settings menu contains several sub-menus that allow you to configure your cluster. You can adjust different aspects such as name of the cluster, proxy, metrics, and others.

You can open the Cluster settings menu by clicking the cluster icon in the cluster view.

Clusters in Lens Desktop#

Lens Desktop provides tools for managing your local or team space clusters. In your selected cluster view you can:

  • Add your cluster to a team space
  • Deploy Helm charts
  • Create cluster resources and other cluster objects
  • Manage permissions and user roles
  • Monitor metrics

Lens Spaces#

Lens Spaces contains the Cluster Connect menu where you can configure connection parameters to a teamwork space.

The Cluster Connect menu contains the following options:


    Specify a team space to which the cluster connects.


    Select one of the geographical regions for Cluster Connect servers.


    Select the region which is closer to your cluster geographically.


The following menus enable you to set various configurations of the cluster.

Cluster configurations
Submenu Description
General This menu contains the following options:
  • Cluster name. Type cluster name into the CLUSTER NAME input field.
  • Cluster icon. You can upload several file formats such as .jpeg, .png, .svg.
  • Path to kubeconfig. The KUBECONFIG field contains the link to the cluster kubeconfig.
Proxy This menu contains an HTTP PROXY address for communication with the Kubernetes API.
Terminal This menu contains the following options:
  • The initial directory for the Terminal. Specify the path in the WORKING DIRECTORY input field.
  • The default namespace for kubectl. Specify the namespaces in the DEFAULT NAMESPACE input field.
Namespaces This menu contains the list of namespaces that you have access to. The option is useful when you do not have permission to list cluster namespaces. Specify namespaces in the ACCESSIBLE NAMESPACES field.
Metrics This menu contains the following options:
  • Query format. Select the format in the PROMETHEUS drop-down list.
  • Telemetry exceptions by Kubernetes cluster objects. Select Kubernetes cluster objects in the HIDE METRICS FROM THE UI drop-down list.
Node Shell This menu contains the following options:
  • Node shell image. Specify the node shell image in the NODE SHELL IMAGE input field.
  • Pre-existing secret. Specify a pre-existing secret in the kube-system namespace in the IMAGE PULL SECRET. This setting is optional and used for pulling an image from a private registry.


The following menus contain configurations for Lens Desktop extensions.

Lens Metrics#

This menu contains the following options:


    Timeseries vizualization.


    Metrics generating service. Enable kube-state-metrics only if there is no an installed instance of the service.


    Prometheus metrics exporting service. Enable the Prometheus Node Exporter only if there is no an installed instance of the service.

Lens Security#

In Lens Security, you can set automatic vulnerability scanning of your cluster by enabling the Trivy operator.


For details, see the following: