Komodor, the troubleshooting platform dedicated to Kubernetes, has announced the release of Helm Dashboard to provide the missing Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Helm – the most popular way to package and deploy Kubernetes applications. Helm Dashboard is an open source project that runs locally and opens in the browser so that developers can instantly visualize which Helm deployments failed and what resources were the root cause.
With the click of a button, developers can explore how a Helm Chart changed over time, rollback to a prior version, or update to the latest version to maintain business continuity.
Common issues with Helm include the wrong version of the image being installed, incorrect resource limits, misconfigurations of secrets, and other concerns. Developers typically navigate these issues with the Helm CLI in order to understand what is going on within their application or cluster, which can be tedious and requires multiple commands that quickly become untenable at scale.
According to the company, Helm Dashboard helps developers quickly understand whether a given Helm Chart is healthy or unhealthy, provides a diff that highlights what changed within the yaml files between deployments, and then enables the developer to take action and apply a hotfix with the click of a button.
Helm Dashboard will also integrate with open source code scanners such as Checkov and Trivy. By integrating with Helm Dashboard, developers can be notified about misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and policy violations within Helm at the earliest possible moment within the software development lifecycle (SDLC): while they are coding on their local workstation.