You can install Helm charts from Git repositories on a cluster or cluster group.


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 roles.

The Helm service must already be enabled to be able to install Helm releases on a cluster or cluster group. For more information, see Enable Helm Service on Your 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 on which you want to install a Helm chart.
  2. Click the Add-Ons tab.
  3. Click Helm releases.
  4. Click Create Helm Release.
  5. Select the Git repository where your Helm chart is stored.
    For information on how to add a Git repository, see Add a Git Repository to a Cluster or Cluster Group.
  6. Specify the location and name of the Helm chart.
  7. Enter a descriptive name for the release and optionally a description.
  8. Click Create Helm Release.