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The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit

By : Viktor Farcic
Book Image

The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit

By: Viktor Farcic

Overview of this book

Building on The DevOps 2.3 Toolkit: Kubernetes, Viktor Farcic brings his latest exploration of the Docker technology as he records his journey to continuously deploying applications with Jenkins into a Kubernetes cluster. The DevOps 2.4 Toolkit: Continuously Deploying Applications with Jenkins to a Kubernetes Cluster is the latest book in Viktor Farcic’s series that helps you build a full DevOps Toolkit. This book guides readers through the process of building, testing, and deploying applications through fully automated pipelines. Within this book, Viktor will cover a wide-range of emerging topics, including an exploration of continuous delivery and deployment in Kubernetes using Jenkins. It also shows readers how to perform continuous integration inside these clusters, and discusses the distribution of Kubernetes applications, as well as installing and setting up Jenkins. Work with Viktor and dive into the creation of self-adaptive and self-healing systems within Docker.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Now It Is Your Turn

Installing Helm

Helm is a client and server type of application. We'll start with a client. Once we have it running, we'll use it to install the server (Tiller) inside our newly created cluster.

The Helm client is a command-line utility responsible for the local development of Charts, managing repositories, and interaction with the Tiller. Tiller server, on the other hand, runs inside a Kubernetes cluster and interacts with Kube API. It listens for incoming requests from the Helm client, combines Charts and configuration values to build a release, installs Charts and tracks subsequent releases, and is in charge of upgrading and uninstalling Charts through interaction with Kube API.

Do not get too attached to Tiller. Helm v3 will remove the server component and operate fully from the client side. At the time of this writing (June 2018), it is still unknown when will v3...