Case Studies

Streamlining Helm Deployments with Botkube - The Shawn Edition

Industry: 

DevOps

Use Case:

Cloud Infrastructure

Employees:

50-100

HQ:

Stevenage, United Kingdom

Shawn Garret
Civo Ambassador
Civo

My current workflow makes patching new helmcharts for an infinite amount of clusters the same process while allowing for customizability per deployment.

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Introduction

In this case study, we explore how Shawn, a seasoned DevOps engineer, utilizes Botkube to address challenges in a critical aspect of his Kubernetes workflows: Helm deployments.

The Problem

Mastering Helm Deployments

Shawn faces challenges when dealing with multiple Helm charts, striving to combine them into a unified deployment while ensuring accuracy. This complexity requires a solution that streamlines the process and maintains the correctness of the combined charts.

The Challenge

Combining Helm Chart Deployments

The challenge lies in the intricate process of combining multiple Helm charts. Currently, this is often a guessing game, requiring expertise to merge two similar charts effectively. Additionally, much of the work is done in the CLI terminal, hindering the deployment process.

Requirements for Use Case

To address these challenges, a working solution should enable Shawn to combine Helm charts seamlessly, incorporating guardrails and checks to ensure correctness.

The Solution

Mastering Helm Deployments

Shawn leverages Botkube to efficiently combine multiple Helm charts. Shawn combines charts and validates their correctness using Botkube. The new Botkube Cloud interface further enhances this process, allowing users to select applications through checkboxes, automating the combination and deployment seamlessly.

Results and Benefits

Mastering Helm Deployments Benefits

  • Efficient combination of multiple Helm charts.
  • Validation of combined charts for correctness.
  • Streamlined deployment process, utilizing Botkube Cloud interfaces.

The Future

Looking ahead, Botkube envisions further integrations to enhance the Kubernetes experience. The plan includes more integrations with platforms like Teams, providing a comprehensive environment for Helm deployments. Additionally, new Helm add-ins, such as the Helm Rollback command, will be introduced to bolster the capabilities of Botkube.

In conclusion, Shawn's journey with Botkube highlights the tool's adaptability in addressing intricate deployment challenges. As Shawn continues to evolve in his role, Botkube remains an indispensable ally in his Kubernetes endeavors.

Watch Shawn Explain this on Our Office Hours Live Webinar

Watch Botkube's Office Hours with Shawn, a seasoned Civo Cloud Ambassador, and Maria Ashby, Botkube's developer relations expert, as they delve into combining Helm Charts. In this engaging discussion, discover Shawn's firsthand experiences leveraging Botkube's integration with Slack to foster seamless communication within Kubernetes clusters, making it an insightful watch for both seasoned professionals and those new to the Kubernetes landscape.

About Botkube

Botkube is a collaborative troubleshooting tool designed specifically for Kubernetes users. With Botkube, you can seamlessly receive and act on alerts directly within your preferred messaging and collaboration platforms like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Discord, and Mattermost. In addition, Botkube enables you to automate actions based on events, run kubectl and Helm commands, receive recommendations for best practices and much more. Get started with Botkube for free.