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# Installing GitLab on Kubernetes
> These Helm charts are in beta. GitLab is working on a [cloud-native set of Charts](https://gitlab.com/charts/helm.gitlab.io/blob/master/README.md) which will replace these.
> Officially supported cloud providers are Google Container Service and Azure Container Service.
The easiest method to deploy GitLab in [Kubernetes](https://kubernetes.io/) is
to take advantage of the official GitLab Helm charts. [Helm] is a package
to take advantage of GitLab's 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 https://charts.gitlab.io.
You can report any issues related to GitLab's Helm Charts at
https://gitlab.com/charts/charts.gitlab.io/issues.
Contributions and improvements are also very welcome.
GitLab provides [official Helm Charts](#official-gitlab-helm-charts-recommended) which is the recommended way to run GitLab with Kubernetes.
There are also two other sets of GitLab Helm Charts:
* Our [upcoming cloud native Charts](#upcoming-cloud-native-helm-charts), which are in development but will eventually replace the current official charts.
* [Community contributed charts](#community-contributed-charts).
## Official GitLab Helm Charts (Recommended)
> Note: These charts will eventually be replaced by the [cloud-native charts](https://gitlab.com/charts/helm.gitlab.io/), which are presently in development.
## Using the GitLab Helm Charts
The best way to deploy GitLab on Kubernetes is to use the [gitlab-omnibus](gitlab_omnibus.md) chart. It includes everything needed to run GitLab, including: a [Runner](https://docs.gitlab.com/runner/), [Container Registry](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/container_registry.html#gitlab-container-registry), [automatic SSL](https://github.com/kubernetes/charts/tree/master/stable/kube-lego), and an [Ingress](https://github.com/kubernetes/ingress/tree/master/controllers/nginx).
To deploy just the GitLab Runner, utilize the [gitlab-runner](gitlab_runner_chart.md) chart. It offers a quick way to configure and deploy the Runner on Kubernetes, regardless of where your GitLab server may be running.
If advanced configuration of GitLab is required, the [gitlab](gitlab_chart.md) chart can be used which deploys the GitLab service along with optional Posgres and Redis. It offers extensive configuration options some of which may not yet be available in the `gitlab-omnibus` chart, but requires deep knowledge of Kubernetes and Helm to use.
These charts utilize our [GitLab Omnibus Docker images](https://docs.gitlab.com/omnibus/docker/README.html). You can report any issues and feedback related these charts at
https://gitlab.com/charts/charts.gitlab.io/issues.
GitLab makes available three Helm Charts.
## Upcoming Cloud Native Helm Charts
- [gitlab-omnibus](gitlab_omnibus.md): **Recommended** and the easiest way to get started. Includes everything needed to run GitLab, including: a [Runner](https://docs.gitlab.com/runner/), [Container Registry](https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/container_registry.html#gitlab-container-registry), [automatic SSL](https://github.com/kubernetes/charts/tree/master/stable/kube-lego), and an [Ingress](https://github.com/kubernetes/ingress/tree/master/controllers/nginx).
- [gitlab](gitlab_chart.md): Just the GitLab service, with optional Postgres and Redis.
- [gitlab-runner](gitlab_runner_chart.md): GitLab Runner, to process CI jobs.
GitLab is working towards a building a [cloud native deployment model](https://gitlab.com/charts/helm.gitlab.io/blob/master/README.md). A key part of this is to isolate each service into it's [own Docker container and Helm chart](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/omnibus-gitlab/issues/2420), rather than utilizing the all-in-one container image of the [current charts](#official-gitlab-helm-charts-recommended).
We are also working on a new set of [cloud native Charts](https://gitlab.com/charts/helm.gitlab.io) which will eventually replace these.
## Community Contributed Helm Charts
[chart]: https://github.com/kubernetes/charts
[helm]: https://github.com/kubernetes/helm/blob/master/README.md
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