Helm Chart

Must have full control of kubectl

Depend on the version of os, download helm from: https://github.com/helm/helm/releases

Copy the helm and put in usr/local/bin

Or https://docs.helm.sh/using_helm/#from-script

$ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/helm/helm/master/scripts/get > get_helm.sh
$ chmod 700 get_helm.sh
$ ./get_helm.sh

Getting started

Init helm and install Tiller (Tiller will be figured by reading Kubernetes configuration file $HOME/.kube/config)

$ helm init

To install helm in a specific namespace.


The successul of installation will look like

→ kubectl get pods -n data │ http://localhost:8888/?token=736e4884e9c96d8f0993ec79964b63528420972d1aacf4ba
NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE │[I 11:09:11.891 NotebookApp] Accepting one-time-token-authenticated connection from ::1
tiller-deploy-6b8ddbdd5b-zrbf9 1/1 Running 0 1d

Basic commands

Create helm package

$ helm create helm-chart

Render helm template

$ helm template -n titanic ./helm-chart | less

Install helm package

$ helm install --name titanic ./helm-chart --namespace data

Install helm package with specific values.yml

$ helm install -f values-file.yaml titanicship .

Delete helm package

$ helm delete titanic --purge

Update helm package

$ helm upgrade titanic ./helm-chart

Check helm version

$ helm version --kube-context kubernetes-staging-1a-dex --tiller-namespace=data


Some time I encounterd a problem related to priviledges

Error: release nginx failed: namespaces "default" is forbidden: User "system:serviceaccount:kube-system:default" cannot get namespaces in the namespace "default"

That because I don't have permission to deploy tiller, add account for it will solve the problem

$ kubectl create serviceaccount --namespace kube-system tiller
serviceaccount "tiller" created
$ kubectl create clusterrolebinding tiller-cluster-rule --clusterrole=cluster-admin --serviceaccount=kube-system:tiller
clusterrolebinding "tiller-cluster-rule" created
$ kubectl patch deploy --namespace kube-system tiller-deploy -p '{"spec":{"template":{"spec":{"serviceAccount":"tiller"}}}}'
deployment "tiller-deploy" patched