Describing the Web Console

The OKD web console provides a graphical user interface to perform administrative, management, and troubleshooting tasks. It supports both Administrator and Developer perspectives. This course explores the Administrator perspective.

The following list outlines some of the most important parts of the web console, grouped by the main navigation menu items.


The dashboard provides a quick overview of the cluster, including health metrics, resource counts, and a streaming list of events, such as machine updates or pod failures.

You can navigate to Home → Search page to find or create resources of any type. This is also a useful starting point to navigate to resources that do not have dedicated navigation in the menu, such as Groups.

The Home → Events page displays a filterable stream of events that occur in the cluster and is a good starting point for troubleshooting.


Explore and install operators curated by Red Hat using OperatorHub, then navigate to the Installed Operators page to managed the operators.

Workloads, Networking, and Storage

Manage common resources such as deployments, services, and persistent volumes. Of particular interest for troubleshooting is the ability to view pod logs and connect to a terminal.


Manage build configurations, builds, and image streams.


View alerts and perform ad hoc Prometheus queries.


View and manage compute resources such as nodes, machines, and machine autoscalers.


View and manage a wide variety of settings that are of particular interest to cluster administrators, such as cluster updates, cluster operators, CRDs, role bindings, and resource quotas.