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A module to install Helm, a kubernetes package manager
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released Dec 6th 2019
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puppetlabs/helm — version 3.1.0 Dec 6th 2019

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Helm

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with helm
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Description

This module installs the the Helm package manager, which consists of the Helm client (Helm) and the Helm server (Tiller), and it also manages the Helm deployments. The Helm package manager installs and manages Kubernetes applications.

Setup

Before installing the helm module, create a Kubernetes service account and install a Kubernetes cluster, including kubectl. For more information about Kubernetes and kubectl, see the Kubernetes docs.

To install the helm module, include the helm class:

include 'helm'

Usage

To customise options, such as the version, the service account, or the Tiller namespace, add the following code to the manifest file:

class { 'helm':
  version           => '2.6.0',
  service_account   => 'my_account',
  tiller_namespaces => ['my_namespace'],
}

A Helm chart is a collection of files that describe a related set of Kubernetes resources. To create a Helm chart, add the following code to the manifest file:

helm::create { 'myapp':
  env        => $env,
  chart_path => '/tmp',
  chart_name => 'myapp',
  path       => $path,
}

To package a Helm chart, add the following code to the manifest file:

helm::package { 'myapp':
  chart_path  => '/tmp',
  chart_name  => 'myapp',
  destination => '/root',
  env         => $env,
  path        => $path,
  version     => '0.1.0',
}

To deploy a Helm chart, add the following code to the manifest file:

helm::chart { 'mysql':
  ensure       => present,
  chart        => 'stable/mysql',
  env          => $env,
  path         => $path,
  release_name => 'mysql',
}

To add a Helm chart repository, add the following code to the manifest file:

helm::repo { 'myrepo':
  ensure    => present,
  env       => $env,
  path      => $path,
  username  => 'username',
  password  => 'password',
  repo_name => 'myrepo',
  url       => 'http://myserver/charts'
}

To update a Helm chart repository, add the following code to the manifest file:

helm::repo_update { 'update':
  env    => $env,
  path   => $path,
  update => true
}

Reference

Public Classes

helm: Manages the basic Helm installation and setup.

When the helm class is declared, Puppet does the following:

  • Downloads and installs Helm onto your system.
  • Creates roles and service accounts required to run Tiller.
  • Deploys Tiller in one or more namespaces.

Parameters

canary_image

Use the helm canary image for the default init of helm.

Defaults to false.

client_only

Specifies whether helm need to configure helm server or not.

Defaults to false.

debug

Specifies whether to set output logging to debug for the default init.

Defaults to false.

dry_run

Sets the default init run to dry-run mode.

Defaults to false.

env

Sets the environment variables for Helm to connect to the Kubernetes cluster.

Defaults to [ 'HOME=/root', 'KUBECONFIG=/root/admin.conf']

home

Set the HELM_HOME variable for the default init.

Defaults to undef.

host

Set the HELM_HOST variable for the default init.

Defaults to undef.

init

Specifies whether to initialize the Helm installation and deploy the Tiller pod to Kubernetes.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to true.

install_path

Sets the path variable for the exec types.

Defaults to '/usr/bin'.

kube_context

Specifies the kube_context for the default init.

Defaults to undef.

proxy

Specifies internet proxy if necessary.

Defaults to undef.

local_repo_url

Specifies the local_repo_url for the default init.

Defaults to undef.

net_host

Enable net_host mode for the default init.

Defaults to false.

node_selectors

Specify node selectors for the helm init on the default init.

Defaults to undef.

overrides

Specify override parameters for the default init.

Defaults to undef.

path

The PATH variable used for exec types.

Defaults to ['/bin','/usr/bin']

proxy

If required, specify an internet proxy.

Defaults to undef.

service_account

The service account name assigned to the tiller deployment.

Defaults to tiller.

skip_refresh

Enable skip refresh mode for the default init.

Defaults to false.

`stable_repo_url

Specify the stable repo url for the default init.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_image

Specify the image for the tiller install in the default init.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_namespaces

The namespaces where tiller is deployed into.

Defaults to ['kube-system'].

tiller_tls

Enable TLS for tiller in the default init.

Defaults to false.

tiller_tls_cert

Specify a TLS cert for tiller in the default init.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_tls_key

Specify a TLS key for tiller in the default init.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_tls_verify

Enable TLS verification for tiller in the default init.

Defaults to undef.

tls_ca_cert

Specify a TLS CA certificate for tiller in the default init.

Defaults to undef.

upgrade

Whether to upgrade tiller in the default init.

Defaults to false.

version

The version of Helm to install.

Defaults to '2.5.1'.

archive_baseurl

The base URL for downloading the helm archive. It must contain file helm-v${version}-linux-${arch}.tar.gz.

URLs supported by the archive module also work.

Defaults to https://kubernetes-helm.storage.googleapis.com.

Private Classes

  • helm::account_config: Configures the service account and the cluster role that are required to deploy Helm.
  • helm::binary: Downloads and extracts the Helm binary.
  • helm::config: Calls the helm::helm_init define to deploy Tiller to the Kubernetes cluster.

Defined Types

helm::create

Creates a new Helm chart.

Parameters

chart_name

The name of the Helm chart.

Defaults to undef.

chart_path

The location of the Helm chart.

If the directory in the path does not exist, Helm attempts to create it. If the directory and the files already exist, only the conflicting files are overwritten.

Defaults to undef.

debug

Specifies whether to enable verbose output.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

env

Sets the environment variables for Helm to connect to the Kubernetes cluster.

Defaults to undef.

home

The location of your Helm configuration. This value overrides $HELM_HOME.

Defaults to undef.

host

Address of Tiller. This value overrides $HELM_HOST.

Defaults to undef.

kube_context

The name of the kubeconfig context.

Defaults to undef.

path

The PATH variable used for exec types.

Defaults to ['/bin','/usr/bin']

starter

Value for the starter chart.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_namespace

Namespace of Tiller.

Defaults to 'kube-system'.

helm::chart

Manages the deployment of the Helm charts.

Parameters

ensure

Specifies whether a chart is deployed.

Valid values are 'present', 'absent'.

Defaults to 'present'.

ca_file

Verifies the certificates of the HTTPS-enabled servers using the CA bundle.

Defaults to undef.

cert_file

Identifies the HTTPS client using this SSL certificate file.

Defaults to undef.

debug

Specifies whether to enable verbose output.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

devel

Specifies whether to use development versions.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

dry_run

Specifies whether to simulate an installation or delete a deployment.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

env

Sets the environment variables for Helm to connect to the kubernetes cluster.

Defaults to undef.

key_file

Identifies the HTTPS client using thie SSL key file.

Defaults to undef.

key_ring

Location of the public keys that are used for verification.

Defaults to undef.

home

Location of your Helm config. This value overrides $HELM_HOME.

Defaults to undef.

host

Address of Tiller. This value overrides $HELM_HOST.

Defaults to undef.

kube_context

Name of the kubeconfig context.

Defaults to undef.

name_template

The template used to name the release.

Defaults to undef.

no_hooks

Specifies whether to prevent hooks running during the installation.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

path

The PATH variable used for exec types.

Defaults to ['/bin','/usr/bin']

purge

Specifies whether to remove the release from the store, and make its name available for later use.

Values true, false.

Defaults to true.

release_name

Required. The release name.

Defaults to undef.

replace

Reuse the release name.

Defaults to false.

repo

The repository URL for a requested chart.

Defaults to undef.

set

The set array of values for the helm create command.

Defaults to '[]'.

timeout

The timeout in seconds to wait for a Kubernetes operation.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_namespace

The Tiller namespace.

Defaults to 'kube-system'.

tls

Specifies whether to enable TLS.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

tls_ca_cert

The path to TLS CA certificate file.

Defaults to undef.

tls_cert

The path to TLS certificate file.

Defaults to undef.

tls_key

The path to TLS key file.

Defaults to undef.

tls_verify

Enable TLS for request and verify remote.

Defaults to undef.

values

Specify values from a YAML file. Multiple values in an array are accepted.

Defaults to '[]'.

verify

Specifies whether to verify the package before installing it.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

version

Specify the version of the chart to install. undef installs the latest version.

Defaults to undef.

wait

Before marking the release as successful, specify whether to wait until all the pods, PVCs, services, and the minimum number of deployment pods are in a ready state. The timeout value determines the duration.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

chart

The file system location of the package.

Defaults to undef.

helm::chart_update

Update deployed Helm charts.

Parameters

ensure

Specifies whether a chart must be updated.

Valid values are 'present', 'absent'.

Defaults to 'present'.

ca_file

Verifies the certificates of the HTTPS-enabled servers using the CA bundle.

Defaults to undef.

cert_file

Identifies the HTTPS client using this SSL certificate file.

Defaults to undef.

debug

Specifies whether to enable verbose output.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

devel

Specifies whether to use development versions.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

dry_run

Specifies whether to simulate a chart update.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

env

Sets the environment variables for Helm to connect to the kubernetes cluster.

Defaults to undef.

install

If a release by this name doesn't already exist, run an install

Defaults to true.

key_file

Identifies the HTTPS client using the SSL key file.

Defaults to undef.

keyring

Location of the public keys that are used for verification.

Defaults to undef.

home

Location of your Helm config. This value overrides $HELM_HOME.

Defaults to undef.

host

Address of Tiller. This value overrides $HELM_HOST.

Defaults to undef.

kube_context

Name of the kubeconfig context.

Defaults to undef.

recreate_pods

Performs pods restart for the resource if applicable

Defaults to undef.

reset_values

When upgrading, reset the values to the ones built into the chart

Defaults to undef.

reuse_values

when upgrading, reuse the last release's values, and merge in any new values. If '--reset-values' is specified, this is ignored.

Defaults to undef.

no_hooks

Specifies whether to prevent hooks running during the installation.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

path

The PATH variable used for exec types.

Defaults to ['/bin','/usr/bin']

purge

Specifies whether to remove the release from the store, and make its name available for later use.

Values true, false.

Defaults to true.

release_name

Required. The release name.

Defaults to undef.

repo

The repository URL for a requested chart.

Defaults to undef.

set

The set array of values for the helm create command.

Defaults to '[]'.

timeout

The timeout in seconds to wait for a Kubernetes operation.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_namespace

The Tiller namespace.

Defaults to 'kube-system'.

tls

Specifies whether to enable TLS.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

tls_ca_cert

The path to TLS CA certificate file.

Defaults to undef.

tls_cert

The path to TLS certificate file.

Defaults to undef.

tls_key

The path to TLS key file.

Defaults to undef.

tls_verify

Enable TLS for request and verify remote.

Defaults to undef.

values

Specify values from a YAML file. Multiple values in an array are accepted.

Defaults to '[]'.

verify

Specifies whether to verify the package before installing it.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

version

Specify the version of the chart to install. undef installs the latest version.

Defaults to undef.

wait

Before marking the release as successful, specify whether to wait until all the pods, PVCs, services, and the minimum number of deployment pods are in a ready state. The timeout value determines the duration.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

chart

The file system location of the package.

Defaults to undef.

helm::helm_init

Deploys the Tiller pod and initializes the Helm client.

Parameters

init

Specifies whether to deploy the tiller pod and initialise the Helm client.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to true.

canary_image

Specifies whether to use the canary Tiller image.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

client_only

Specifies whether to deploy Tiller.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

debug

Specifies whether to enable the verbose output.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

dry_run

Specifies whether to simulate an installation or delete of a deployment.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

env

Sets the environment variables required for Helm to connect to the kubernetes cluster.

Defaults to undef.

home

The location for your Helm configuration. This value overrides $HELM_HOME.

Defaults to undef.

host

The host address for Tiller. Overrides $HELM_HOST.

Defaults to undef.

kube_context

The name for the kubeconfig context to use.

Defaults to undef.

local_repo_url

The local repository URL.

Defaults to undef.

net_host

Specifies whether to install Tiller with net=host.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

path

The PATH variable used for exec types.

Defaults to ['/bin','/usr/bin']

service_account

The name for the service account used for deploying Tiller.

Defaults to undef.

skip_refresh

Specifies whether to refresh or download the local repository cache.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

stable_repo_url

The stable repository URL.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_image

Override the Tiller image.

Defaults to undef

tiller_namespace

Namespace for Tiller.

Defaults to 'kube-system'.

tiller_tls

Specifies whether to install Tiller with TLS enabled.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

tiller_tls_cert

The path to the TLS certificate file that is installed with Tiller.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_tls_key

The path to the TLS key file that is installed with Tiller.

Defaults to undef.

tiller_tls_verify

Specifies whether to install Tiller with TLS enabled and to verify remote certificates.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

tls_ca_cert

Specifies whether to use the path to the CA root certificate.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

upgrade

Specifies whether to upgrade if Tiller is installed.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

helm::package

Packages a chart directory into a chart archive.

Parameters

chart_name

Defaults to undef.

The name of the Helm chart.

chart_path

The file system location of the chart.

debug

Specifies whether to enable verbose output.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

home

Location of your Helm config. This value overrides $HELM_HOME.

Defaults to undef.

host

The address for Tiller. This value overrides $HELM_HOST.

Defaults to undef.

kube_context

The name for the kubeconfig context.

Defaults to undef.

save

Specifies whether to save the packaged chart to the local chart repository.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to true.

sign

Specifies whether to use a PGP private key to sign the package.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

tiller_namespace

The namespace for Tiller.

Defaults to undef.

version

The version of the chart.

Defaults to undef.

dependency_update

Specifies whether to update dependencies.

Valid values are true, false.

Defaults to false.

destination

The destination location to write to.

Defaults to undef.

env

Sets the environment variables required for Helm to connect to the kubernetes cluster.

Defaults to undef.

key

Specify the key to use.

Defaults to undef.

keystring

The location of the public keys that are used for verification.

Defaults to undef.

helm::repo

Adds a Helm repository.

Parameters

ensure

Specifies whether a repo is added.

Valid values are 'present', 'absent'.

Defaults to 'present'.

ca_file

Verify the certificates of HTTPS-enabled servers that are using the current CA bundle.

Defaults to undef.

cert_file

Use the SSL certificate file to identify the HTTPS client.

Defaults to undef.

debug

Specifies whether to enable verbose output.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

env

Sets the environment variables required for Helm to connect to the kubernetes cluster.

Defaults to undef.

key_file

Use the SSL key file to identify the HTTPS client.

Defaults to undef.

no_update

Specifies whether to create an error when the repository is already registered.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

home

Location of your Helm config. This value overrrides $HELM_HOME.

Defaults to undef.

host

The address for Tiller. This value overrides $HELM_HOST.

Defaults to undef.

kube_context

The name for the kubeconfig context to use.

Defaults to undef.

path

The PATH variable used for exec types.

Defaults to ['/bin','/usr/bin']

tiller_namespace

The namespace for Tiller.

Defaults to undef.

username

The username for the remote repository

Defaults to undef.

password

The password for the remote repository.

Defaults to undef.

repo_name

The name for the remote repository.

Defaults to undef.

url

The URL for the remote repository.

Defaults to undef.

helm::repo_update

Updates all of the Helm repositories.

Parameters

debug

Specifies whether to enable verbose output.

Values true, false.

Defaults to false.

env

Sets the environment variables required for Helm to connect to the Kubernetes cluster.

Defaults to undef.

home

The location of your Helm config. This value overrides $HELM_HOME.

Defaults to undef.

host

The address for Tiller. This value overrides $HELM_HOST.

Defaults to undef.

kube_context

The name for the kubeconfig context to use.

Defaults to undef.

path

The PATH variable used for exec types.

Defaults to ['/bin','/usr/bin']

tiller_namespace

The namespace for Tiller.

Defaults to undef.

update

Specifies whether the repository is updated.

Values true, false.

Defaults to true.

Limitations

This module is compatible only with the Linux kernel.

Development

Contributing

If you would like to contribute to this module please follow the rules in the CONTRIBUTING.md.