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Restarting your local Kind-powered Kubernetes cluster

With Podman Desktop, you can restart your local Kind-powered Kubernetes cluster.


  1. Open Settings > Resources.
  2. Find the Kind cluster to restart.
  3. Click .


  1. Open Containers.
  2. Find the Kind cluster that restarted.
  3. The cluster Age is consistent with the restart time.
  4. Open Pods.
  5. Find the pods that are running on your Kind cluster.


Kind has no command to restart a cluster. Therefore, Podman Desktop stops the Kind cluster, starts it again, and hopes for the best. The Kind cluster might not restart successfully. In that case: