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VMware Octant web-based platform to better understand Kubernetes clusters (github.com)
64 points by nwrk 60 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

I'm rather new to k8s and I'm a little confused what this does. Is it an alternative to the k8s Dashboard?

It uses your kubectl config, spins up a local webserver and gives you a web-based UI to a lot of the kubectl status interrogation functionality. Read-only, but quite useful, with a nice Clarity-based Angular UI.

I stumbled upon it looking at examples of projects that use Clarity. I'm sure it only had 80 stars or so less than a month ago!

I like the "Resource Viewer" feature which is easy to visualize the resources. Too bad that it is read-only which is fine if you are trying to make changes.

It's supposed to be run locally. See also my small write-up on Kubernetes web UIs in 2019: https://srcco.de/posts/kubernetes-web-uis-in-2019.html

I really hope VMware VIC works out. It seems like a great idea. A mix between Swarm and Kubernetes. https://github.com/vmware/vic/blob/master/README.md

Fantastic tool.

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