Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) integrates the package manager Helm to help you deploy applications in the cloud in an efficient manner. You can install a chart multiple times in a Kubernetes cluster. Each time you install a chart, a release is created. This requires you to manage release versions. To meet this requirement, ACK provides the release feature that allows you to manage applications deployed by using Helm in the ACK console. This topic describes how to manage applications by using Helm in the ACK console.

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Use Helm to manage applications

  1. Log on to the ACK console and click Clusters in the left-side navigation pane.
  2. On the Clusters page, click the name of a cluster and choose Applications > Helm in the left-side navigation pane.
  3. On the right side of the Helm page, you can perform the following operations in the Actions column:
    • Click View Details to go to the details page of a release.
      • On the details page of the release, you can view information about the current version and the previous versions, such as resource names, resource types, and YAML files.
      • To view the status of a resource, click the name of the resource to go to the Kubernetes dashboard page.
      • Click the Parameters tab. You can view the parameters of the Helm chart.
    • Click Update. In the Update Release panel, modify the parameters based on your requirements and click OK to update the release.
    • Click Delete. In the Delete dialog box, select Clear Release Records and click OK. After the release is deleted, the resources of the release are deleted, including the Services and Deployments.
      Important If you clear Clear Release Records, the deletion of the release does not take effect. You can still find the release in the release list. If you create another release with the same name, a release name conflict occurs. Consequently, you fail to deploy applications that have the same name as the release.