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Version: 0.38.0

Getting started Enterprise


This feature is in alpha and certain aspects will change

We're very excited for people to use this feature. However, please note that changes in the API, behaviour and security will evolve. The feature is suitable to use in controlled testing environments.

This guide shows you the basics steps to start using Explorer.


Before using Explorer, please ensure that:


Explorer is enabled via configuration through the feature flag explorer.enabled that you could configure in your Weave Gitops Enterprise HelmRelease values:

kind: HelmRelease
name: weave-gitops-enterprise
namespace: flux-system
# ... other spec components
enabled: true # global enable/disable flag
# ServiceAccount that explorer will use to watch clusters for resources
name: "collector"
namespace: "flux-system"
disabled: false
enabledFor: # controls which parts of the UI utilize the Explorer UI/Server components
- applications
- sources
- gitopssets
- templates

The enabledFor field will control which parts of the UI utilize the Explorer backend for performant queries. Note that this does not control the collection of these objects, only the presentation of the objects in the UI.

For a complete overview on the configuration you could see configuration.

Explorer UI

Login to Weave Gitops and Explorer will be shown in the navigation menu Explorer.

Explorer UI looks as follows:


It has two main components:

  • A search dialog with filter to querying the platform resources
  • A table with the filtered resources.

For a more detailed view on the UI you could see querying.