Add a cluster#
Lens Desktop automatically detects clusters specified in the
kubeconfig file. You can find available clusters in Catalog.
Add a cluster manually#
Lens Desktop supports manual adding clusters through the Add Clusters from Kubeconfig menu. In this menu, you can put a separate from the specified in the Preferences menu
kubeconfig file that you add in the Add Clusters from Kubeconfig menu does not merge into the
kubeconfig file specified in the Preferences menu. See details about Kubeconfig Syncs in Preferences.
To add a cluster manually:
- In the Clusters view of Catalog point the mouse cursor on the Add Cluster button.
- Select Add from kubeconfig and paste the custom
kubeconfigfile to the following input field.
Click this link to open the Add Clusters from Kubeconfig menu directly.
See Organizing Cluster Access Using kubeconfig Files for more information about
To see your current cluster configuration:
- In the Cluster view, click the New tab button and select Terminal session.
- In the Terminal, type
kubectl config view --minify --raw
When connecting to a cluster, make sure you have a valid and working kubeconfig for the cluster.
Remove a cluster from Lens Desktop#
You can remove a cluster from the list of clusters both in the Catalog menu and the cluster view. Removing the cluster from Lens Desktop does not affect the cluster itself or its configuration.