Helm overview

Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes that can be used by developers and operators to easily package, configure, and deploy applications and services onto Kubernetes clusters.

Helm can:
  • install and upgrade software
  • automatically install software dependencies
  • configure software deployments
  • fetch software packages from repositories

Helm packages are called charts and they contain a few YAML files and templates that are rendered into the Kubernetes manifest files.

For more information on Helm, its prerequisites, and the minimum system requirements, see https://helm.sh/.