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Learn Helm

By : Andrew Block, Austin Dewey
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Learn Helm

By: Andrew Block, Austin Dewey

Overview of this book

Containerization is currently known to be one of the best ways to implement DevOps. While Docker introduced containers and changed the DevOps era, Google developed an extensive container orchestration system, Kubernetes, which is now considered the frontrunner in container orchestration. With the help of this book, you’ll explore the efficiency of managing applications running on Kubernetes using Helm. Starting with a short introduction to Helm and how it can benefit the entire container environment, you’ll then delve into the architectural aspects, in addition to learning about Helm charts and its use cases. You’ll understand how to write Helm charts in order to automate application deployment on Kubernetes. Focused on providing enterprise-ready patterns relating to Helm and automation, the book covers best practices for application development, delivery, and lifecycle management with Helm. By the end of this Kubernetes book, you will have learned how to leverage Helm to develop an enterprise pattern for application delivery.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction and Setup
Section 2: Helm Chart Development
Section 3: Adanced Deployment Patterns
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Chapter 3: Installing Your First Helm Chart

Here are some answers to the questions presented in this chapter:

  1. The Helm Hub is a centralized location for upstream chart repositories. Users can interact with it by using the helm search hub command, or by visiting the Helm Hub website at
  2. The helm get commands are used to get details of an installed Helm release such as the applied values and generated Kubernetes resources. The helm show commands are used to show general information of a Helm chart such as the list of supported values and the chart README.
  3. The --set flag is used to provide inline values and is useful for providing simple values or values that contain secrets that should not be saved to a file. The --values flag is used to provide values by using a values file and is useful for providing large amounts of values at a time and saving applied values to a source control repository.
  4. The helm history command can be used to list the revisions...