Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes that packages multiple Kubernetes resources into a single logical deployment unit called Chart.
Helm is a tool that streamlines installing and managing Kubernetes applications. Think of it like apt/yum/homebrew for Kubernetes. We will use Helm during the workshop to install other components out from the list of available charts.
Helm helps you to:
Before we can get started configuring Helm, we’ll need to first install the command line tools that you will interact with. To do this, run the following:
curl -sSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/helm/helm/master/scripts/get-helm-3 | bash
We can verify the version
helm version --short
Let’s configure our first Chart repository. Chart repositories are similar to APT or yum repositories that you might be familiar with on Linux, or Taps for Homebrew on macOS.
stable repository so we have something to start with:
helm repo add stable https://charts.helm.sh/stable/ helm repo update
Once this is installed, we will be able to list the charts you can install:
helm search repo stable
Finally, let’s configure Bash completion for the
helm completion bash >> ~/.bash_completion . /etc/profile.d/bash_completion.sh . ~/.bash_completion source <(helm completion bash)