Getting Started with Helm on OpenShift

Helm needs little introduction as a popular way of defining, installing, and upgrading applications on Kubernetes. But did you know that it’s just as easy to install and use Helm on OpenShift as well? No special magic is required, making it straightforward to use Helm Charts on OpenShift Online, OpenShift Dedicated, OpenShift Container Platform (version >= 3.6) or OpenShift Origin (version >= 3.6).

This post will walk you through getting both the Tiller server and Helm client up and running on OpenShift, and then installing your first Helm Chart. It assumes that you already have the OpenShift oc client installed locally and that you are logged into your OpenShift instance. If you don’t have access to an OpenShift instance right now, you can sign up for free access to the OpenShift Online Starter plan.

Note that this post is solely an illustration of how OpenShift and Helm can run together; Helm is not a technology supported by Red Hat. If you are looking for a Red Hat supported way to define and install applications, please see OpenShift Templates and Ansible.

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