Helm Services

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.


type: helm
chart: stable/mariadb
version: 7.3.9
port: 3306   

Required Fields

type Type of service. Must be “helm” to define a service like this
chart The repository and name of the chart in repository/name syntax
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

Optional Fields

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.