1. Create a namespace where Application Mobility will be installed.
    kubectl create ns application-mobility
  2. Edit the license Secret file (see Pre-requisites above) and set the correct namespace (ex: namespace: application-mobility)
  3. Create the Secret containing a license file
    kubectl apply -f license.yml
  4. Add the Dell Helm Charts repository
    helm repo add dell
  5. Either create a values.yml file or provide the --set options to the helm install to override default values from the Configuration section.
  6. Install the helm chart
    helm install application-mobility -n application-mobility dell/csm-application-mobility


This table lists the configurable parameters of the Application Mobility Helm chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Required Default
replicaCount Number of replicas for the Application Mobility controllers Yes 1
image.pullPolicy Image pull policy for the Application Mobility controller images Yes IfNotPresent
controller.image Location of the Application Mobility Docker image Yes dell/csm-application-mobility-controller:v0.1.0
cert-manager.enabled If set to true, cert-manager will be installed during Application Mobility installation Yes false
veleroNamespace If Velero is already installed, set to the namespace where Velero is installed No velero
licenseName Name of the Secret that contains the License for Application Mobility Yes license
objectstore.secretName If velero is already installed on the cluster, specify the name of the secret in velero namespace that has credentials to access object store No
velero.enabled If set to true, Velero will be installed during Application Mobility installation Yes true
velero.use-volume-snapshots If set to true, Velero will use volume snapshots Yes false
velero.deployRestic If set to true, Velero will also deploy Restic Yes true
velero.cleanUpCRDs If set to true, Velero CRDs will be cleaned up Yes true
velero.credentials.existingSecret Optionally, specify the name of the pre-created secret in the release namespace that holds the object store credentials. Either this or secretContents should be specified No Optionally, specify the name to be used for secret that will be created to hold object store credentials. Used in conjunction with secretContents. No
velero.credentials.secretContents Optionally, specify the object store access credentials to be stored in a secret with key “cloud”. Either this or existingSecret should be provided. No
velero.configuration.provider Provider to use for Velero. Yes aws Name of the backup storage location for Velero. Yes default
velero.configuration.backupStorageLocation.bucket Name of the object store bucket to use for backups. Yes velero-bucket
velero.configuration.backupStorageLocation.config Additional provider-specific configuration. See for specific details. Yes
velero.initContainers List of plugins used by Velero. Dell Velero plugin is required and plugins for other providers can be added. Yes
velero.initContainers[0].name Name of the Dell Velero plugin. Yes dell-custom-velero-plugin
velero.initContainers[0].image Location of the Dell Velero plugin image. Yes dellemc/csm-application-mobility-velero-plugin:v0.1.0
velero.initContainers[0].volumeMounts[0].mountPath Mount path of the volume mount. Yes /target
velero.initContainers[0].volumeMounts[0].name Name of the volume mount. Yes plugins