Juju OLM Documentation
The Charmed Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) is a platform for orchestrating applications—prepackaged in a special format called Charmed Operators (‘charms’)—in the cloud. It is a component of the Charmed Operator Framework Juju and it consists of the command line tool Juju (
The OLM provides a declarative way to install, provision, maintain, update, upgrade, and connect applications on and across Kubernetes clusters, containers, virtual machines, and bare metal machines.
As such, the OLM makes it simple, intuitive, and efficient to manage the full lifecycle of complex applications in hybrid cloud.
For system operators and DevOps who manage applications in the cloud, Juju’s OLM simplifies code; for CIOs, it helps align code with business decisions.
For a collection of existing charms, see Charmhub. To build your own charm, see the Charmed Operator Software Development Kit (SDK).
In this documentation
Get started - a hands-on introduction to the Juju OLM for new users
Step-by-step guides covering key operations and common tasks
Concepts - discussion and clarification of key topics
Technical information - specifications, APIs, architecture
Project and community
The Juju OLM is an open source project that warmly welcomes community projects, contributions, suggestions, fixes and constructive feedback.
- Learn about the Roadmap & Releases
- Read our Code of Conduct
- Join the Mattermost community chat
- Join the Discourse community forum
- Report a bug on Launchpad
- Contribute on Github
- Visit the Juju careers page
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