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Helm is one the best ways to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
Why use Helm.
- Create new charts from scratch
- Package charts into chart archive (tgz) files
- Interact with chart repositories where charts are stored
- Install and uninstall charts into an existing Kubernetes cluster
- Manage the release cycle of charts that have been installed with Helm
Concepts in Helm
chart is a bundle of information necessary, like templates
for kubernetes manifests, to create an instance of a
config contains configuration information that can be merged
packaged chart to create a releasable object.
release is a running instance of a
chart, combined with a specific
Creating a Helm chart
Examine the files created by helm for your starter helm chart.
ls -ltr templates
Installing a Helm chart
The default chart is real and usable, it sets up an nginx deployment. Lets install it.
helm install mychart ./mychart/ --set service.port=$RANDOM
The chart is installed, using the configuration provided in the
that was included in the chart.
A single value -
service.port has been overridden using the
A separate yaml file containing just the overrides can be provided as well, using the
Using Helm charts
The release is running nginx, but uses ClusterIP, meaning the service is only available within the cluster.
Can we test it ?
helm status mychart
Get the service IP and port
kubectl get svc
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