Welcome to the Helm documentation. Helm is the package manager for Kubernetes, and you can read detailed background information in the CNCF Helm Project Journey report.
How the documentation is organized
Helm has a lot of documentation. A high-level overview of how it’s organized will help you know where to look for certain things:
- Tutorials take you by the hand through a series of steps to create your first Helm chart. Start here if you’re new to Helm.
- Topic guides discuss key topics and concepts at a fairly high level and provide useful background information and explanation.
- Community Guides discuss topics centered around Helm’s community. Start here if you want to learn more about the development process of Helm itself and how you can contribute.
- How-to guides are recipes. They guide you through the steps involved in addressing key problems and use-cases. They are more advanced than tutorials and assume some knowledge of how Helm works.
How to install and get started with Helm including instructions for distros, FAQs, and plugins.
Practical steps for building Helm charts—how to structure, sign, and sync your charts.
Video: Intro to Helm
Watch Matt Farina and Josh Dolitsky present an introduction to Helm at KubeCon 2019.
Migrating from v2 to v3
Read our blog post on how to migrate from Helm v2 to Helm v3.
Helm Security Audit
Helm has been audited and deemed as recommended for public deployment during a third-party security audit funded by the CNCF.