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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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  1. Can you list the various methods you can use to install the Helm client?
  2. How does Helm authenticate to a Kubernetes cluster?
  3. What mechanism is in place to provide authorization to the Helm client? How can an administrator manage these privileges?
  4. What is the purpose of the helm repo add command?
  5. What are the three XDG environment variables used by Helm? What purpose do they serve?
  6. Why is Minikube a good choice for learning how to use Kubernetes and Helm? What does Minikube automatically configure for users to allow them to get started more rapidly?