Kubernetes is a strong tool in the arsenal of any developer or infrastructure engineer. There are many different reasons for running Kubernetes, from orchestrating your containers in a sensible and structured fashion to organizing a complex infrastructure containing diverse services.
Kubernetes now runs in more than 70 percent of container environments. Monitoring has become a key way to extract as much information as possible during container runtime.
Octant is one of the best-known tools in the Kubernetes dashboard space. It’s a project that Bryan Liles built a lot of back when he was at Heptio.
Headlamp is an open source web UI for Kubernetes created by the team at Kinvolk, which was recently acquired by Microsoft. It’s a great-looking alternative to the built-in Kubernetes Dashboard.
Command-line tools like kubectl are a great way to interact with Kubernetes clusters for some of us, but many people prefer a graphical interface. Kubernetes has a built-in dashboard, but some people are looking for features that it doesn’t support.