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It is easy to configure Lens Clusters to your liking through its various settings.

  1. Right-click the name of the cluster in the left-side menu that you want to open the settings for.
  2. Click Settings.

Cluster settings


Overview of the cluster status

Cluster Status#

Cluster status information including the detected distribution, kernel version, API endpoint, and online status

Cluster settings status


General cluster settings

Cluster Name#

The cluster name is inheritated by default from the kubeconfig file. Change the cluster name to another value by updating it here. Note that doing so does not update your kubeconfig file.

Cluster Icon#

Lens randomly generates an icon to associate with each newly-created cluster. Use this setting to choose your own icon.

HTTP Proxy#

Some users will need to define an HTTP proxy for communicating with the Kubernetes API. Use this setting to do so.


Lens can be configured to query a Prometheus server installed in the cluster. Select a query format by choosing either to auto-detect or from the following configurations:

  • Lens
  • Helm Operator
  • Prometheus Operator
  • Stacklight

To learn more about custom Prometheus configurations, please refer to this guide.

Working Directory#

Use this field to set the terminal working directory. The default is $HOME.

Cluster settings general


Additional Lens features that can be installed by the user


Enable timeseries data visualization (Prometheus stack) for your cluster. Install this only if you don't have existing Prometheus stack installed.

User Mode#

User Mode feature enables non-admin users to see namespaces they have access to. This is achieved by configuring RBAC rules so that every authenticated user is granted to list namespaces.

Cluster settings features


Use this setting to remove the current cluster.

Cluster settings removal