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Launch Lens Desktop Kube#

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Lens Desktop Kube is enabled by default. In some cases, you may need to start it manually.



Lens Desktop Kube is not available for virtual machines deployed through the Parallels software.

Lens Desktop Kube requires stable connection to Internet on all platforms.

To run Lens Desktop Kube in Lens Desktop for Windows, make sure that:

URL allowlist#

If your network configurations require specifying allowed URLs, add the following to your allow list:


Start Lens Desktop Kube#


To avoid port conflicts, stop all local clusters, such as Minikube, Docker Desktop, Rancher Desktop, and others, before running Lens Desktop Kube.

To start your local Kubernetes cluster, click LDK > Start in the lower-right corner. On initial launch, Lens Desktop downloads the cluster image. So, it can take several minutes before your local cluster is up and running.

On Windows machines, newly created Lens Desktop clusters may not have any available nodes. Try creating a new profile in this case.

Reset Lens Desktop Kube#

To reset the local cluster:

  1. Click LDK > Settings
  2. In Lens Desktop Kubernetes Profiles, select the active profile and click the Options button to the right from the Status column.
  3. Click Reset and confirm the reset in the following dialog menu.

Disable Lens Desktop Kube#

You can remove Lens Desktop Kube from the Lens Desktop interface. However, this action does not remove the cluster-related data.

To disable Lens Desktop Kube:

  1. Click LDK > Settings
  2. Toggle Enable Lens Desktop Kubernetes on this machine.

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