Install Meshery on Kubernetes Using Helm


  1. Helm should be installed on your local machine.
  2. You should have access to the cluster/platform where you want to deploy Meshery.
  3. Ensure that the kubeconfig file has the correct current context/cluster configuration.

Install Meshery on Your Kubernetes Cluster Using Helm

helm repo add meshery helm install meshery meshery/meshery --namespace meshery --create-namespace

Optionally, Meshery Server supports customizing the callback URL for your remote provider, like so:

helm install meshery meshery/meshery --namespace meshery --set env.MESHERY_SERVER_CALLBACK_URL=https://custom-host --create-namespace

Customizing Meshery’s Installation with values.yaml

Meshery’s Helm chart supports a number of configuration options. Please refer to the Meshery Helm chart and Meshery Operator Helm Chart for more information.

Post-Installation Steps

Optionally, you can verify the health of your Meshery deployment, using mesheryctl system check.

You’re ready to use Meshery! Open your browser and navigate to the Meshery UI.

After successfully deploying Meshery, you can access Meshery’s web-based user interface. Your default browser will be automatically opened and directed to Meshery UI (default location is http://localhost:9081).

You can use the following command to open Meshery UI in your default browser:

mesheryctl system dashboard

If you have installed Meshery on Kubernetes or a remote host, you can access Meshery UI by exposing it as a Kubernetes service or by port forwarding to Meshery UI.

mesheryctl system dashboard --port-forward

Depending upon how you have networking configured in Kubernetes, alternatively, you can use kubectl to port forward to Meshery UI.

kubectl port-forward svc/meshery 9081:9081 --namespace meshery
Customizing Meshery Provider Callback URL Customize your Meshery Provider Callback URL. Meshery Server supports customizing authentication flow callback URL, which can be configured in the following way:
$ MESHERY_SERVER_CALLBACK_URL=https://custom-host mesheryctl system start

Meshery should now be running in your Kubernetes cluster and Meshery UI should be accessible at the `EXTERNAL IP` of `meshery` service.

Production deployments are recommended to access Meshery UI by setting up a reverse proxy or by using a LoadBalancer.

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