Helm Check

Supported OS Linux Mac OS Windows


This check monitors Helm deployments through the Datadog Agent.

Helm supports multiple storage backends. In v3, Helm defaults to Kubernetes secrets and in v2, Helm defaults to ConfigMaps. This check supports both options.



The Helm check is included in the Datadog Agent package. No additional installation is needed on your server.


This is a cluster check. You can enable this check by adding datadog.helmCheck.enabled to your Helm chart.

Note: If no configuration is required, an empty conf.d can be passed.

For more information, see the Cluster Check documentation.


Run the Agent’s status subcommand and look for helm under the Checks section.

Data Collected


a Helm release


This check emits events when the collect_events option is set to true. The default is false.

When the option is enabled, the check emits events when:

  • A new release is deployed.
  • A release is deleted.
  • A release is upgraded (new revision).
  • There’s a status change, for example from deployed to superseded.

Service Checks

Returns CRITICAL for a release when its latest revision is in failed state. Returns OK otherwise.
Statuses: ok, critical


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