Learn Helm: Improve productivity, reduce complexity, and speed up cloud-native adoption with Helm for Kubernetes

Andrew Block , Austin Dewey

  • 出版商: Packt Publishing
  • 出版日期: 2020-06-10
  • 售價: $1,330
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,264
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 346
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1839214295
  • ISBN-13: 9781839214295
  • 相關分類: Kubernetes
  • 立即出貨 (庫存=1)



Key Features

  • Effectively manage applications deployed in Kubernetes using Helm
  • Learn to install, upgrade, share, and manage applications deployed in Kubernetes
  • Get up and running with a package manager for Kubernetes

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Develop an enterprise automation strategy on Kubernetes using Helm
  • Create easily consumable and configurable Helm charts
  • Use Helm in orchestration tooling and Kubernetes operators
  • Explore best practices for application delivery and life cycle management
  • Leverage Helm in a secure and stable manner that is fit for your enterprise
  • Discover the ins and outs of automation with Helm

Who this book is for

This book is for Kubernetes developers or administrators who are interested in learning Helm to provide automation for application development on Kubernetes. Although no prior knowledge of Helm is required, basic knowledge of Kubernetes application development will be useful.


Andrew Block is a Senior Principal Consultant at Red Hat who guides organizations on adopting container solutions and microservices architectures across an array of deployment targets. As the author of the "Application Release Strategies With OpenShift", he emphasizes the importance of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery methodologies with an emphasis on security to develop and deploy software faster. Andrew also serves as a manager of the Container and PaaS Community of Practice within Red Hat which aims to foster awareness around the container ecosystem.

Austin Dewey is a consultant at Red Hat focused on enabling customers in cloud and container technologies. He has helped drive success at many different Fortune 500 companies through his expertise in CI/CD and deployment patterns on Red Hat's Kubernetes-based PaaS, OpenShift Container Platform. Delivering projects centered around DevOps and automation, Austin has pushed many different customers to production by building pipelines that ensure fast, stable, and secure deliveries. When Austin is not working with his customers or engaging in the Kubernetes community, he can be found playing guitar and spending time outdoors.


  1. Understanding Kubernetes and Helm
  2. Configuring a Helm Environment
  3. Installing your First App with Helm
  4. Understanding Helm Chart Structure
  5. Building your own Helm Chart
  6. Testing Helm Charts
  7. Using Helm in a CI/CD Pipeline
  8. Using Helm in a Helm Operator
  9. Securing Helm Deployments and Infrastructure