Kubernetes Dashboard is a web-based user interface that allows users to manage and monitor Kubernetes clusters. It provides a graphical interface for performing common Kubernetes tasks, such as deploying applications, inspecting resources, and troubleshooting issues. Kubernetes Dashboard makes it easier for users to interact with and control their containerized applications and infrastructure. It is especially useful for users who prefer a graphical interface over command-line tools or who are new to Kubernetes and want an intuitive way to get started.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kubernetes Dashboard using Helm on Ubuntu 22.04.


  • A server running Ubuntu 22.04 with Kubernetes installed

Step 1 – Add Kubernetes Dashboard Repo

Helm is not included by default in the Ubuntu default repo, so you will need to install it using a script.

First, download the Helm installation script.

curl -fsSL -o get_helm.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/helm/helm/main/scripts/get-helm-3

Next, make the downloaded script executable.

chmod 700 get_helm.sh

Next, run the script to install Helm.


Next, add the Kubernetes Dashboard repo using Helm.

helm repo add kubernetes-dashboard https://kubernetes.github.io/dashboard/

You can verify the added repo using the following command:

helm repo list


NAME                	URL                                    
kubernetes-dashboard	https://kubernetes.github.io/dashboard/

Step 2 – Install Kubernetes Dashboard Using Helm

Now you can install Kubernetes Dashboard chart using Helm. You may want to specify a release name and namespace during installation.

helm upgrade --install kubernetes-dashboard kubernetes-dashboard/kubernetes-dashboard --create-namespace --namespace kubernetes-dashboard


*** PLEASE BE PATIENT: Kubernetes Dashboard may need a few minutes to get up and become ready ***

Congratulations! You have just installed Kubernetes Dashboard in your cluster.

To access Dashboard run:
  kubectl -n kubernetes-dashboard port-forward svc/kubernetes-dashboard-kong-proxy 8443:443

NOTE: In case port-forward command does not work, make sure that kong service name is correct.
      Check the services in Kubernetes Dashboard namespace using:
        kubectl -n kubernetes-dashboard get svc

Dashboard will be available at:

Once Kubernetes Dashboard is installed, you can verify it using the following command:

kubectl get svc -n kubernetes-dashboard


NAME                                   TYPE        CLUSTER-IP      EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)                         AGE
kubernetes-dashboard-web               ClusterIP           8000/TCP                        12m
kubernetes-dashboard-kong-manager      NodePort            8002:32281/TCP,8445:31992/TCP   12m
kubernetes-dashboard-auth              ClusterIP           8000/TCP                        12m
kubernetes-dashboard-metrics-scraper   ClusterIP            8000/TCP                        12m
kubernetes-dashboard-api               ClusterIP             8000/TCP                        12m
kubernetes-dashboard-kong-proxy        ClusterIP           443/TCP                         12m

Step 3 – Generate Token for Kubernetes Dashboard

Now, you will need to generate a token to access Kubernetes Dashboard.

First, create a Kubernetes manifest file to create a service account.

nano k8s-dashboard-account.yaml

Add the following content:

apiVersion: v1
kind: ServiceAccount
  name: admin-user
  namespace: kube-system
apiVersion: rbac.authorization.k8s.io/v1
kind: ClusterRoleBinding
  name: admin-user
  apiGroup: rbac.authorization.k8s.io
  kind: ClusterRole
  name: cluster-admin
- kind: ServiceAccount
  name: admin-user
  namespace: kube-system

Next, apply the above configuration to the Kubernetes cluster.

kubectl create -f k8s-dashboard-account.yaml

Next, generate a token using the following command:

kubectl -n kube-system create token admin-user



Step 4 – Access Kubernetes Dashboard

To access Kubernetes Dashboard from the outside network, you will need to expose it using the port forward method. Run the following command to expose Kubernetes Dashboard.

kubectl port-forward -n kubernetes-dashboard service/kubernetes-dashboard-kong-proxy 10443:443 --address &

You will see the following output:

Forwarding from -> 8443

Now, open your web browser and access Kubernetes Dashboard using the URL https://server-ip:10443. You will be asked to enter a token to log in.

Provide your generated token and click on Sign in. You will see Kubernetes Dashboard on the following screen.


In this guide, you learned how to install Kubernetes Dashboard using Helm on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now manage and monitor Kubernetes pods, services, and logs via Kubernetes Dashboard. You can now start managing your Kubernetes cluster using Kubernetes Dashboard on dedicated server hosting from Atlantic.Net!