ABSTRACT OF THE TALK
Welcome Helm users! CNCF Flux has a best-in-class way to use Helm according to GitOps principles. For you, that means improved security, reliability, and velocity - no more being on the pager on the weekends or having painful troubleshooting or rollback when things go wrong.
Built on Kubernetes controller-runtime, Flux’s Helm Controller is an example of a mature software agent that uses Helm’s SDK to full effect.
Flux’s biggest addition to Helm is a structured declaration layer for your releases that automatically gets reconciled to your cluster based on your configured rules:
⭐️ The Helm client commands let you imperatively do things
⭐️ Flux Helm Custom Resources let you declare what you want the Helm SDK to do automatically.
In addition, Scott will show how to use Helm Charts to run reliable stateful workloads.
If you want to follow along with Scott’s demo, here are a couple of resources to help you prepare ahead of time:
📄 Flux for Helm Users Docs: https://fluxcd.io/docs/use-cases/helm/
📄 Flux Guide: Manage Helm Releases: https://fluxcd.io/docs/guides/helmrel...
Scott is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist and Developer Advocate at Weaveworks. He co-founded the Basekamp art and research group in 1998 and the massively collaborative Plausible Artworlds international network.
In technology he enjoys helping develop open source software that anyone can use, most recently projects in the cloud native landscape including co-maintaining Helm and Flux. In daily decisions, large or small, he tries to help make the world a better place for everyone.
KEY TAKE-AWAYS FROM THE TALK
Scott will take you on a tour of Flux’s Helm Controller, share the additional benefits Flux adds to Helm and then walk through a live demo of how to manage helm releases using Flux.