Enable the Helm service when you want to install Helm charts on a cluster or cluster group.

When you enable the Helm service on a cluster or cluster group, you can then create releases in your cluster from Helm charts stored in the Bitnami repository.
  • Tanzu Mission Control supports Helm chart deployments only from the Bitnami public repository. Adding a Helm repository to your cluster is not supported.
  • Deploying Helm charts is not supported on OpenShift clusters.


Log in to the Tanzu Mission Control console.

Make sure you have the appropriate permissions.
  • To enable Helm service for a cluster or cluster group, you must be associated with the cluster.edit and the clustergroup.edit role in the cluster.

For Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service clusters running in vSphere with Tanzu that have pod security policies, make sure you have the appropriate role bindings on the workload cluster. Without the appropriate permissions, Helm releases fail to be deployed. For information about creating role bindings, see Example Role Bindings for Pod Security Policy in the vSphere with Tanzu Configuration and Management documentation.


  1. Navigate to the cluster or cluster group for which you want to enable Helm service.
    You can enable Helm service from the cluster detail page, if it is not already enabled, by deploying Helm charts from the catalog.
  2. Click the Add Ons tab.
  3. Click Helm repositories in the Add-ons menu.
  4. Click Enable Helm.

What to do next

After you have enabled the Helm service on your cluster or cluster group, you can start deploying releases from Helm charts.