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Managing Kubernetes Resources Using Helm - Second Edition

By : Andrew Block, Austin Dewey
Book Image

Managing Kubernetes Resources Using Helm - Second Edition

By: Andrew Block, Austin Dewey

Overview of this book

Containerization is one of the best ways to implement DevOps, and learning how to execute it effectively is an essential part of a developer’s skillset. Kubernetes is the current industry standard for container orchestration. This book will help you discover the efficiency of managing applications running on Kubernetes with Helm. Starting with a brief introduction to Helm and its impact on users working with containers and Kubernetes, you’ll delve into the primitives of Helm charts and their architecture and use cases. From there, you’ll understand how to write Helm charts in order to automate application deployment on Kubernetes and work your way toward more advanced strategies. These enterprise-ready patterns are focused on concepts beyond the basics so that you can use Helm optimally, looking at topics related to automation, application development, delivery, lifecycle management, and security. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to leverage Helm to build, deploy, and manage applications on Kubernetes.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction and Setup
Part 2: Helm Chart Development
Part 3: Advanced Deployment Patterns

Finding a WordPress chart

Helm charts can be made available for consumption by publishing them to a chart repository. A chart repository is a location where packaged charts can be stored and shared. A repository is often hosted as an HTTP server and can take the form of various implementations, including GitHub pages, an Amazon S3 bucket, or a simple web server, such as Apache HTTPD. Recently, repositories can also take the form of OCI registries, allowing users to save and retrieve Helm charts from hosted services such as Docker Hub and Quay.

To use charts from a repository, Helm needs to be configured to use the repository. This can be accomplished by adding repositories using helm repo add. One challenge involved with adding repositories is that there are many different chart repositories available for consumption; it may be difficult to locate the particular repository that fits your use case. To make it easier to find chart repositories (and other Kubernetes-related artifacts...