Manage Helm charts#
Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes that simplifies the deployment and management of applications. Helm charts are pre-packaged applications or services in Kubernetes. These charts define, install, and upgrade various Kubernetes applications.
You can also add Helm repositories to Lens Desktop and configure the backend, see Preferences: Configure Helm for details.
Install a Helm chart#
To install a helm chart:
- From your cluster, navigate to Helm > Charts.
Find and select the necessary chart in the Charts table.
You can also type the chart name or a keyword in the Search Helm Charts input field.
Optional. In the details panel, choose the chart version in the Version drop-down list.
- Click Install.
On the Helm Install tab, check the parameters such as version and namespace. If necessary, specify other parameters in the template and click Install.
Upgrade and remove a Helm chart#
To upgrade a helm chart:
- From your cluster, navigate to Helm > Releases.
- Select the chart.
- In the details panel, click Upgrade.
- On the Helm Upgrade tab, click Upgrade & Close.
To remove a helm chart:
- In the Releases table, click More Actions > Delete.
In the following dialog, click Remove.
You need to remove the PersistentVolumes manually if the chart release contains them.