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Kubernetes Package Administration with Helm

by Andrew Pruski

This course is for anyone looking to get into the administration side of Helm. It covers installing and configuring Helm, working with Helm releases, and managing Helm repositories.

What you'll learn

Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes. With it, applications are bundled into charts which makes it easy to build, install, upgrade, and share complex Kubernetes applications. In this course, Kubernetes Package Administration with Helm, you will learn gain the foundational knowledge to manage Kubernetes packages with Helm.

First, you will learn how to set up your local environment to work with Helm, how to install Helm, and then how to configure it.

Next, you will discover how to explore Helm releases by deploying a Helm chart, upgrading the application running within a release, rolling back that upgrade, and then exploring Helm Charts themselves.

Finally, you will explore Helm Repositories. You will learn how to package a custom Helm Chart and then push that Chart to a Helm repository running on your local machine. Then you will learn how to create a remote Helm repository and push a custom Chart to it. By using Helm Repositories you'll be able to easily share your applications.

When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Helm needed to manage Kubernetes packages.

About the author

Andrew is a SQL Server DBA and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Originally from Swansea, Wales but is now based in Dublin, Ireland. Andrew specializes in SQL Server architecture and performance with a keen interest in containers and Kubernetes. You can find him on twitter @dbafromthecold and blogging at

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