Kubernetes Insights Mod

Create dashboards and reports for your Kubernetes resources using Steampipe.


Dashboards can help answer questions like:

  • How many resources do I have?
  • How old are my resources?
  • What are the various configurations of my resources?
  • What are the relationships between closely connected resources like clusters, nodes, pods, deployments and jobs?
  • Who can perform operations like list, get, read etc. on my resources?

Dashboards are available for 10+ resources, including Clusters, DaemonSets, Deployments, Nodes, Pods, Services, and more. Dashboards are also available for RBAC security controls, where you can check the assigned permissions to different resources.


Kubernetes also known as K8s, is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

Steampipe is an open source CLI to instantly query cloud APIs using SQL.

Steampipe Mods are collections of named queries, codified controls that can be used to test the current configuration of your cloud resources against the desired configuration, and dashboards that organize and display key pieces of information.


Getting started


Download and install Steampipe (https://steampipe.io/downloads). Or use Brew:

brew tap turbot/tap
brew install steampipe

Install the Kubernetes plugin with Steampipe:

steampipe plugin install kubernetes


git clone https://github.com/turbot/steampipe-mod-kubernetes-insights.git
cd steampipe-mod-kubernetes-insights


Start your dashboard server to get started:

steampipe dashboard

By default, the dashboard interface will then be launched in a new browser window at http://localhost:9194. From here, you can view dashboards and reports.


This mod uses the credentials configured in the Steampipe Kubernetes plugin.


No extra configuration is required.


If you have an idea for additional dashboards or reports, or just want to help maintain and extend this mod (or others) we would love you to join the community and start contributing.

Please see the contribution guidelines and our code of conduct. All contributions are subject to the Apache 2.0 open source license.

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