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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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There are a variety of different components you will need to have available in order to start using Helm. In this chapter, you learned how to install Minikube to provide a local Kubernetes cluster that can be used throughout this book. You also learned how to install Kubectl, which is the official tool for interacting with the Kubernetes API. Finally, you learned how to install the Helm client and explored the various ways that Helm can be configured, which includes adding repositories and plugins, modifying environment variables, enabling tab completion, and configuring authentication and authorization against a Kubernetes cluster.

Now that you have the prerequisite tooling installed, you can begin to learn how to deploy your first application with Helm. In the next chapter, you will install a Helm chart from an upstream chart repository, as well as learn about life cycle management and application configuration. After finishing the chapter, you will have an understanding...