Deploying Charts

This example demonstrates deploying a Helm chart (including the binary installation, repo install, and repo update) to an existing Kubernetes cluster. The deployment consists of:


This example expects the following prerequisites:

Cloudify CLI or Cloudify Management Console?

Cloudify allows for multiple user interfaces. Some users find the Cloudify Management Console (web based UI) more intuitive while others prefer the Cloudify CLI (Command Line Interface). This tutorial and all following ones will describe both methods.

Cloudify Management Console

This section explains how to run the above described steps using the Cloudify Management Console. The Cloudify Management Console and Cloudify CLI can be used interchangeably for all Cloudify activities.

Import Plugins and Secrets

Secrets are kept encrypted in a secure way and used in run-time by the system. Learn more about Cloudify secrets here.

Cloudify version 6+ offers a fast-track process to import the Helm plugin by going to the Marketplace tab and importing the Helm plugin using the download icon.

Marketplace plugins list

Import Helm plugin

Validate Secrets

This example doesn’t require any secrets, but it does depend on an existing SharedCluster node being available in an existing Deployment - which would be using secrets. Refer to the Kubernetes Cluster Discovery tutorial to learn more about this and the prerequisites.

Validate Plugins

To view the imported plugins in the Cloudify Manager, login to the Cloudify Management Console and select the Resources page and navigate to the Plugins tab. The following plugins should exist after following the above steps:

Import Blueprint

The Helm example used in this example can be found here. The easiest way to install this blueprint would be to use the release package.

Go to the Blueprints page, click the Upload button, and use the following values.

Deploy a Helm Chart

On the Blueprints page, click the Create deployment button for the helm-blueprint blueprint. Use the following values:

Click the Deploy & Install button at the bottom of the form to start the deployment. On the following page, click the Execute button.

Helm deployment inputs

You now have a Cloudify Deployment running the default install workflow. Cloudify will begin actively interfacing with the Helm binary (including installing it!) to deploy a Helm Chart on an existing Kubernetes cluster. You can track the status of the Deployment in the Execution Task Graph panel in the Deployments page.

Helm deployment installation