Helm Package ManagerΒΆ

StarlingX supports Helm with Tiller, the Kubernetes package manager that can be used to manage the lifecycle of applications within the Kubernetes cluster.

About this task

Helm packages are defined by Helm charts with container information sufficient for managing a Kubernetes application. You can configure, install, and upgrade your Kubernetes applications using Helm charts. Helm charts are defined with a default set of values that describe the behavior of the service installed within the Kubernetes cluster.

Upon system installation, the official curated Helm chart repository is added to the local Helm repo list, in addition, a number of local repositories (containing optional StarlingX packages) are created and added to the Helm repo list. For more information, see https://github.com/helm/charts.

Use the following command to list the Helm repositories:

~(keystone_admin)]$ helm repo list
NAME            URL
stable          `https://kubernetes-charts.storage.googleapis.com`__
local           ``__
starlingx       ``__
stx-platform    ``__

For more information on Helm, see the documentation at https://helm.sh/docs/.

Tiller is a component of Helm. Tiller interacts directly with the Kubernetes API server to install, upgrade, query, and remove Kubernetes resources.