Difficulty: beginner
Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Welcom to Helm Chart lesson:

What is Helm?

Well, think of it as the apt-get / yum of Kubernetes, it's a package manager for Kubernetes developed by the guys from Deis (https://deis.com/).

If you deploy applications to Kubernetes, Helm makes it incredibly easy to version those deployments, package it, make a release of it, and deploy, delete, upgrade and even rollback those deployments as charts.

Charts being the terminology that helm use for package of configured Kubernetes resources.

You've completed your Helm Katacoda scenario!!

Helm

Step 1 of 3

Step 1 - simple hello world example

This is the sample for using Helm

Task

Let's install the helm - first download it

curl -LO https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-helm/helm-v2.8.2-linux-amd64.tar.gz

So before we can use helm with a kubernetes cluster, you need to install tiller on it. It's as easy as running :

helm init

verify you get the : Happy Helming!