Helm Chart App in Kubernetes using AWS ec2 instances

Launch four instances of ec2, one for Master and 3 for worker nodes:

AMI image containing default kubernetes config.
Ec2-instances launched
logon Master node
Node1 joining the Master Node .
Nodes are ready

Install helm Package Manager in my Master Node:

helm installed

Now the main party comes here how to create custom package/ chart in kubernetes ?

  • For example you can create 3 folders, one for each package/chart:
  • One Chart “myweb” related to all my web program files, “mysql-db” for all the files required to my database mysql and one folder for integration development “jenkins”.
  • Time to write web chart file:
  • One thing before continue is, we have to create a folder “templates” which will contains all the resources, pods, pv.yaml files we have to launch: To do it “mkdir templates”
  • Now Inside this template folder, create a deployment file like:
We haven’t any deployment lauched.
  • Now install the app by helm like:
  • And from the above output, you can see that we only have kubernetes services launched, so let’s launch loadbalancer service through Chart App:
  • Now as we have already created the app and now we want to add more resources, we have to update the version of our app like:
app version updated
  • let’s practice more😁 by updating our deployment by increasing the replicas to three:
  • And upgrade the version of our app to 0.3:
Updating app version after update our deployment
kubectl get pods and you can see that 3 copies of our deployment launched successfully through our App
  • Now let’s see the case we want to parametrize our deployment so that instead of writing every time in deployment file, we can set a file in which we set the count value of our replicas:
  • For that let’s create a variable file called “values.yaml” in app folder like:
  • Inside this file we set the number of replicas of our deployment pods like:
  • After now go to deployment file to add this values.yaml file as a parameter of replicas:
replicas is set for key our values.yaml file
  • Again install the app through helm: helm install <app_name> <package_folder>:
Again helm launch successfully the 3 copies of our pods with the help of file values.yaml



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Edmond Tchamie

Edmond Tchamie


3rd Year CSE Student, Technology Passionate(Docker, AWS, K8s,Rhel Linux,...), Aspiring Security Expert😁