Overview: Radius Dashboard

Learn about using the Radius Dashboard to visualize your application graph, environments, and recipes

What is the Radius Dashboard?

The Radius Dashboard is the frontend experience for Radius and provides a graphical interface for visualizing your Application Graph, Environments, and Recipes. It provides both textual and visual representations of your Radius Applications and resources, as well as a directory of Recipes that are available in each Environment.

Built with extensibility in mind

The Radius Dashboard is built on Backstage, an open-source platform for building developer portals that provides a rich set of components to accelerate UI development. It is a skinned deployment of Backstage that includes a set of plugins that provide the Radius experience. The components that make up the dashboard are built with extensibility in mind so that they can be used in other contexts beyond Backstage in the future.

Key features

The Radius Dashboard currently provides the following features:

  • Application graph visualization: A visualization of the application graph that shows how resources within an application are connected to each other and the underlying infrastructure.
  • Resource overview and details: Detailed information about resources within Radius, including applications, environments, and infrastructure.
  • Recipes directory: A listing of all the Radius Recipes available to the user for a given environment.


The Radius Dashboard is installed by default as a part of your Radius initialization and deployment.

To remove the dashboard from your existing installation of Radius on your cluster, you can run:

rad install kubernetes --reinstall --set dashboard.enabled=false

Accessing the Dashboard

When you run your application with the rad run command, Radius creates a port-forward from localhost to port 7007 inside the container that you may use to access your Radius Dashboard by visiting http://localhost:7007 in a browser.

Alternatively, you can manually create a port-forward from localhost to the port number of your choice to provide access to your Radius Dashboard:

kubectl port-forward --namespace=radius-system svc/dashboard 7007:80

Reference documentation

Visit the API reference documentation to learn more about the underlying Radius Application Graph data on which the dashboard visualizations are built.

To get started with trying the Radius Dashboard, see the getting started guide:

Getting started