Using Helm charts

How to use Helm charts with your Release instances.

Using Helm charts on your instances

Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes. Helm Charts are used to describe related collections of Kubernetes resources. You can use Helm with Release.
You can configure Helm by adding a values.yaml file to your project repository. As an example, you can see our Helm Ingress repository on GitHub, which configures a Helm chart for generating an ingress for your application.

Viewing the instances deployed by Helm

One Helm chart might deploy several instances. You can see these in the same way that you view other instances in an environment. Visit your environment and scroll down on the "Details" page to see all your running instances, including those deployed by Helm.

Viewing Helm charts directly on your Release cluster

If you want to view the helm charts that are deployed to your Release cluster, you should download and configure Kubectl on your local machine. This will give you access to the helm command, and you can see your deployed charts by running commands such as
helm list
helm get all jenkins -n jenkins

Injecting Release environment variables into your Helm charts

You can inject any environment variables defined in your Release configuration into your Helm values.yaml file. See the example below.
hostname: ${WEB_INGRESS_HOST}
url: "jdbc:postgresql://${WEB_RDS_DB_POOL_HOST}:5432/web"
For more information, take a look at the reference documentation for Helm
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