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Advanced Helm

Chart tests are a way to validate the resources deployed in your Kubernetes application. Helm has this functionality in a special type of hook called a `test`. Understanding chart tests is a valuable skill that can be used to validate resources released with Helm and ensure that your applications have both deployed and are operating correctly. Use the Chart Tests resource located at []( for reference.

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  1. Challenge

    Create the Manifest for the Test in the Ghost Chart's Default Location

    Create a tests directory in the templates directory of the ghost chart. Using the page located at as a reference, create the minimum viable test for the ghost chart.

    • This test should be named
    • This test needs the correct annotations
    • This test should use the busybox container image
    • This test should use the wget command
    • This test should target the service at its name and port
  2. Challenge

    Validate, Release and Test the Application

    Render the manifests using the dry-run directive to ensure the test manifest is correct. Create a release of the application. Run the test chart on the release.

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