Komodor Unveils New Helm Companion Tool


Komodor gives contextual insights that enable developers to quickly identify underlying causes, address problems, and innovate with confidence by giving a centralised view of all code, configurations, and third-party app changes throughout the whole Kubernetes stack.

Helm Dashboard, the most widely used method of packaging and deploying Kubernetes applications, was just made available at KubeCon North America by Komodor, the troubleshooting platform devoted to Kubernetes. Developers may quickly see which Helm deployments failed and what resources were the main cause with the help of Helm Dashboard, an open source project that runs locally and opens in the browser. To preserve business continuity, developers can easily study how a Helm Chart has changed over time, revert to a previous version, or update to the most recent version.

Common Helm problems include installing the incorrect image version, setting the wrong resource limitations, configuring secrets incorrectly, and other issues. To understand what is happening within their application or cluster, developers often use the Helm CLI, however this may be time-consuming and necessitates numerous commands that are quickly unworkable at scale. Developers can use Helm Dashboard to rapidly determine whether a certain Helm Chart is healthy or unhealthy, view a diff that shows what changed in the yaml files between deployments, and then take action by clicking a button to apply a hotfix.

Additionally, Checkov and Trivy, two open source code scanners, will interact with Helm Dashboard. Bridgecrew’s Checkov is a cloud infrastructure security scanner that finds configuration errors before they are deployed to production; Aqua Security’s Trivy is the quickest way for DevOps teams to start application vulnerability scanning. Developers can receive alerts regarding misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and policy violations within Helm by integrating with Helm Dashboard at the earliest feasible stage of the software development lifecycle (SDLC): when they are writing on their local workstation.

Itiel Shwartz, the CTO and co-founder of Komodor and a former engineer at eBay, and Andrei Pokhilko, the head of open source at Komodor and a former co-founder of UP9 Inc., together developed Helm Dashboard. With Aqua Security as a partner, Komodor also introduced ValidKube earlier this year, an open source project that enables developers to easily validate, sanitise, and secure their Kubernetes YAML code. ValidKube has 400 GitHub ratings and 25,000 users in less than a year.

“We’re excited to integrate Trivy with Helm Dashboard in order to scan and visualize security issues within Helm Charts,” said Amir Jerbi, CTO and Co-Founder of Aqua Security. “The Komodor team is doing a great job helping engineers retain control over their Kubernetes environments — Helm is notoriously difficult to troubleshoot and this will benefit any engineer building with Kubernetes.”


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