The Helm package manager for Kubernetes.


The Kubernetes package manager

To begin working with Helm, run the ‘helm init’ command:

$ helm init

This will install Tiller to your running Kubernetes cluster. It will also set up any necessary local configuration.

Common actions from this point include:

  • helm search: search for charts
  • helm fetch: download a chart to your local directory to view
  • helm install: upload the chart to Kubernetes
  • helm list: list releases of charts

Environment: $HELM_HOME set an alternative location for Helm files. By default, these are stored in ~/.helm $HELM_HOST set an alternative Tiller host. The format is host:port $HELM_NO_PLUGINS disable plugins. Set HELM_NO_PLUGINS=1 to disable plugins. $TILLER_NAMESPACE set an alternative Tiller namespace (default “kube-system”) $KUBECONFIG set an alternative Kubernetes configuration file (default “~/.kube/config”)


      --debug                     enable verbose output
      --home string               location of your Helm config. Overrides $HELM_HOME (default "~/.helm")
      --host string               address of Tiller. Overrides $HELM_HOST
      --kube-context string       name of the kubeconfig context to use
      --tiller-namespace string   namespace of Tiller (default "kube-system")


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