๐ŸŒŒ Fixing Kubernetes OpenLens Blank Screen Issue

Discover a simple fix for the blank screen issue in OpenLens when working with kubectl by using a quick refresh command to reveal the clusters view.


about 2 months ago

I recently attempted to set up OpenLens to work with kubectl, but all I encountered was a blank white screen. Despite having everything configured correctly and being able to list all the clusters, the connection seemed established. To verify if you have a similar connection, you can try running this command:

$ kubectl get pods

The expected output of this command should display a list of your available pods. If the connection is established correctly, you'll see something like:

NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE
your-pod-name-1 1/1 Running 0 1d
your-pod-name-2 1/1 Running 0 1d

I soon discovered that OpenLens is built using Electron and React, which led me to a simple solution. By pressing cmd + R to refresh the view, I managed to fix the issue, and the clusters view appeared as expected. This quick refresh can be a helpful trick if you ever find yourself facing the same problem when working with OpenLens and kubectl.


Bart Stefaล„ski

A self-taught full-stack software engineer based in Poland, working in Next.js & Nest.js Stack. Passionate about Clean Code, Object-Oriented Architecture and fast web.