A Helm based service allows you to use an existing Helm chart as a service.
Helm charts are pre-packaged images + configurations that let you start using standard components like databases or messaging systems right out of the box.
Finding a Helm Chart
The easiest way to find Helm charts is through hub.helm.sh/.
You can find thousands of charts across multiple different repositories. NOTE: when in doubt, use the “stable” repository.
Ruckstack Helm CLI
Ruckstack includes a simple client for searching for available charts through the ruckstack cli.
$> ruckstack helm search --chart mariadb
Defining the Service
Once you have found your service, you add a new service definition to your project configuration.
[service-mariadb] type: helm chart: stable/mariadb version: 7.3.9 port: 3306
|type||Type of service. Must be “helm” to define a service like this|
|chart||The repository and name of the chart in
|version||The version of the chart to use. Note: this is often different than the version of the application|
|port||Internal port your service runs on. This port is not exposed externally|
|base_url||Any server request that start with this url will be routed to your service|
|path_prefix_strip||If set to “true”, the URL your service sees will have the “base_url” portion of the URL removed.|