What to do when 'RELEASE' is not found when updating the Helm chart?

This troubleshooting guide explains why RELEASE is not found when updating the Helm chart.

There are some modifications needed to be done when using OpenLens with Charts that are in a Repository. Otherwise, you might get a “RELEASE not found” message when changing the values in OpenLens.


OpenLens cannot find the source of the Helm chart. Although the Helm repository and the chart are installed on the Kubernetes server or on the edge device. This does not mean that OpenLens can access it.


  1. You need to add the helm repository with the same name to your computer as well.
  2. Please proceed with the following tutorial where it explains how to do it.

Adding UMH Helm Repo to OpenLens

Last modified October 5, 2022: Historian article (#107) (5f30dc0)