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Kubernetes (k8s)

This page provides steps to install Appsmith on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager.

How To Deploy Appsmith On Kubernetes

System requirements

  • At least 15 GB of free storage space.
  • 4 GB of RAM.


  1. Install Helm package manager on your local machine. See the official Helm documentation for your operating system.
  2. Install and configure kubectl to interact with your Kubernetes cluster. Follow the below guides available on the official Kubernetes documentation for instructions on how to install kubectl on your specific operating system:
  3. Set up a Kubernetes cluster and persistent volume on your preferred platform for hosting the Kubernetes cluster. If you are hosting the Kubernetes cluster on AWS-EKS, see Set up Kubernetes cluster on AWS-EKS

A persistent volume configuration is required on the Kubernetes cluster before proceeding with the Appsmith installation.

Install Appsmith

Follow these steps to install Appsmith:

  1. Create a folder named appsmith on your machine for deployment and data storage. Then, navigate to this folder using the cd command.
  1. Add the Appsmith chart repository with:
helm repo add appsmith-ee
  1. Load the Appsmith chart repository with:
helm repo update
  1. Generate the values.yaml file with:
helm show values appsmith-ee/appsmith  > values.yaml
  1. Run the below command to deploy Appsmith:
helm install appsmith-ee appsmith-ee/appsmith -n appsmith-ee --create-namespace -f values.yaml
  1. Get pod name with:
kubectl get pods -n appsmith-ee

The above command displays the status of the pods. Proceed to the next step once the pod status is shown as RUNNING.

  1. To access and verify the installation locally, use the below command that forwards the port 8080 to port 80:
kubectl --namespace appsmith-ee port-forward appsmith-ee-0 8080:80

In the above command, appsmith-ee-0 is the Appsmith pod name.

  1. Open http://localhost:8080 and wait for the server to come up. This can take up to 5 minutes. Once the server is up and running, you can access Appsmith at http://localhost:8080.

  2. Fill in your details to create an administrator account.

  3. Once you've created an account, you can either start with the free plan or activate your instance with a license key. If you want to generate a license key, sign up on to create one, and then proceed to activate your instance using the newly generated license key.

For high availability and scalability configuration, see the Configure High Availability and Scalability guide. To expose Appsmith installation on the internet, see the Expose K8s to Internet guide.

Install Appsmith Community

To install the Appsmith open source edition (Appsmith Community):

  1. Use the open source helm chart by running the below command which adds the Appsmith chart repository:
helm repo add appsmith
  1. Replace appsmith-ee with appsmith in the commands on this page.


If you are facing issues during deployment, refer to the guide on troubleshooting deployment errors. If you continue to face issues, contact the support team using the chat widget at the bottom right of this page.

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