I'm using helm to deploy my services to a Kubernetes cluster.
I want to improve the service availability of my tiller pod. So I scaled the tiller deployment to 2 replicas.
Helm is working as before with no issues that might be related to this.

Does anyone have an idea why this might NOT be a good idea to increase reliability of helm and tiller?


  • Helm v3 is expected to drop the usage of tiller. Making this issue not relevant
  • If you want a tillerless experience in helm v2, you can use a helm-tiller plugin

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Running two tillers does not make it HA. There is an open issue at the moment.

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    Not true HA. But "Higher Availability" :-) Commented Oct 3, 2017 at 5:15

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