Installing GitLab on Kubernetes

Officially supported cloud providers are Google Container Service and Azure Container Service.

Officially supported schedulers are Kubernetes and Terraform.

The easiest method to deploy GitLab in Kubernetes is to take advantage of the official GitLab Helm charts. Helm is a package management tool for Kubernetes, allowing apps to be easily managed via their Charts. A Chart is a detailed description of the application including how it should be deployed, upgraded, and configured.

The GitLab Helm repository is located at You can report any issues related to GitLab's Helm Charts at Contributions and improvements are also very welcome.


To use the charts, the Helm tool must be installed and initialized. The best place to start is by reviewing the Helm Quick Start Guide.

Add the GitLab Helm repository

Once Helm has been installed, the GitLab chart repository must be added:

helm repo add gitlab

After adding the repository, Helm must be re-initialized:

helm init

Using the GitLab Helm Charts

GitLab makes available two Helm Charts, one for the GitLab server and another for the Runner. More detailed information on installing and configuring each Chart can be found below: