The following document will take you through the process of installing, verifying the installation, and uninstalling Gloo Portal for Gloo Edge Enterprise.


For this guide, we’ll need the following:

Early versions of Gloo Portal used to be installed as part of Gloo Edge Enterprise. Before proceeding, you should make sure your cluster does not contain the CRDs that were installed with these older versions of Gloo Portal.

Since these CRDs have the same name as some newer ones, Helm will not overwrite them, which might lead to errors similar to the following:

Error: no matches for kind "Portal" in version ""

To remove these old CRDs you can run the following command:

kubectl get crd | grep "" | awk '{print $1}' | xargs kubectl delete crd

Note on Gateways

The Gloo Portal will create Gloo Edge Virtual Services in the same namespaces as the resources that generated them (Environments and Portals). Make sure you have configured a Gloo Edge resource in such a way that the generated Virtual Services will be applied to it.

Going forward, we will assume that Gloo Edge has been installed with the default Gateways, which will match all virtual services in all namespaces that Gloo Edge watches (by default Gloo Edge watches all namespaces).


To install Gloo Portal you’ll use a Helm chart. You will also need a license key to submit as part of the chart deployment. If you do not have a license key, you can request one by clicking on “Get a Demo” on our website.

First we will add the repository with the Helm chart and update the repo contents.

# Add the Helm repository for Gloo Portal
helm repo add gloo-portal
helm repo update

Next, let’s create a Helm values override file:

cat << EOF > gloo-values.yaml
  enabled: true
    name: license
    namespace: gloo-system
    key: license-key

Here’s a brief explanation of the above values:

Now we can create the target namespace for the deployment and install Gloo Portal referencing the above values file:

# Create the namespace and install the Helm chart
kubectl create namespace gloo-portal
helm install gloo-portal gloo-portal/gloo-portal -n gloo-portal --values gloo-values.yaml

Helm will create an installation named gloo-portal.

NAME: gloo-portal
NAMESPACE: gloo-portal
STATUS: deployed

Verify your Installation

To verify that your installation was successful, check that the Gloo Portal deployments and services have been created. If you choose to install into a namespace other than gloo-portal, you will need to query your chosen namespace instead.

kubectl get all -n gloo-portal
NAME                                READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
pod/gloo-portal-admin-server-557b64597d-q7vxl   3/3     Running   0          45s
pod/gloo-portal-controller-7d56b8876d-ns7l6     1/1     Running   0          45s

NAME                   TYPE        CLUSTER-IP     EXTERNAL-IP   PORT(S)    AGE
service/gloo-portal                ClusterIP             8080/TCP   45s
service/gloo-portal-admin-server   ClusterIP           8080/TCP   45s

NAME                           READY   UP-TO-DATE   AVAILABLE   AGE
deployment.apps/gloo-portal-admin-server   1/1     1            1           45s
deployment.apps/gloo-portal-controller     1/1     1            1           45s

NAME                                      DESIRED   CURRENT   READY   AGE
replicaset.apps/gloo-portal-admin-server-557b64597d   1         1         1       45s
replicaset.apps/gloo-portal-controller-7d56b8876d     1         1         1       45s

Please refer to the Architecture page for more details about what function each deployment serves.


To uninstall Gloo Portal simply run the following command:

helm uninstall gloo-portal -n gloo-portal

Next Steps

After installing the product, you may want to walk through the Concepts and Getting Started guides.