GitLab is a complete DevOps tool chain, delivered in a single application platform. GitLab provides all the necessary tooling you need to manage, plan, create, verify, package, release, configure, monitor, and secure your applications.
In this section, we will cover the deployment and life cycle management of GitLab using Helm charts.
In the following recipe, you will learn how to install GitLab on an existing Kubernetes cluster where you can manage the entire DevOps life cycle.
This recipe requires kubectl and Helm, as well as an existing Kubernetes cluster. For this recipe, we will use the cluster we deployed on AWS in Chapter 1, Building Production-Ready Kubernetes Clusters. You should be able to run the same recipe on any Kubernetes cluster version 1.11 or higher with a minimum of 6vCPU and 16 GB of RAM.
How to do it...
This section is further divided into the following subsections to ease the process:
- Installing GitLab...