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Helm + Arkade


In this tutorial, we will install Helm and Arkade. These two are something like package managers in linux e.g. yum or apt, just for Kubernetes apps.


Let’s get this out of the way. This is the easy stuff. We are going to pretty much follow the official guide, since Helm supports arm64.

More info about Helm 3:

#Switch to home directory
#Create a directory for helm
mkdir helm
#Switch to helm directory
cd helm
#Download helm installer
curl -fsSL -o
#change permissions to execute
chmod 700
#install helm

#check if helm is installed
root@control01:~/helm# helm version
version.BuildInfo{Version:"v3.9.0", GitCommit:"7ceeda6c585217a19a1131663d8cd1f7d641b2a7", GitTreeState:"clean", GoVersion:"go1.17.5"}


This is basically Helm, just made even simpler.

More info about Arkade:

curl -SLsf | sudo sh

#Check version:
root@ControlNode1:~/helm# arkade version
            _             _
  __ _ _ __| | ____ _  __| | ___
 / _` | '__| |/ / _` |/ _` |/ _ \
| (_| | |  |   < (_| | (_| |  __/
 \__,_|_|  |_|\_\__,_|\__,_|\___|

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Version: 0.8.24
Git Commit: 0acde43ee7abf23dc2f0164faad5ccb352cef3a2

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We are not going into detail right now how to use them. We just want to make them ready for when we do need them later on.



You can safely upgrade Helm3 and Arkade running the same commands as install. It will detect and update on its own.

Last update: June 9, 2022