Helm provides a template for creating new charts. In this video, learn how to generate a Helm chart template from the command line.
- At my company, we use a lot of software made by other people, to customize our Kubernetes clusters. Helm charts like cube state metrics, nginx Ingress and data dog, let us use third party software as a managed service. We also use Helm to deploy our own micro services and applications in Kubernetes. Each Helm chart contains a predictable set of directories and files, and Helm provides a template for these, that you can generate from the command line. Let's find out how to generate a new Helm chart. Let's make a new directory called Helm course, and let's change into that directory. Let's call our first custom Helm chart , first chart which we will create with the command Helm create first chart. Let's take a peek at what Helm generated with LS first chart. I see two yamo files and two directories which we will explore more in a moment. These boilerplate files, contain everything you need to create a working application that can be deployed in a Kubernetes cluster. The helm command line interface, will generate a boilerplate Helm chart template with the command Helm create.