conjure-up dev summary: you like LXD? we like LXD. Put your floaties on and step up to the Helm!

Adam Stokes

on 26 August 2017

LXD

We've taken some preliminary steps in providing the user better feedback when wanting to deploy onto the localhost provider. If conjure-up isn't able to talk to the same API endpoints Juju can then our probability of success is next to none.
We do some fancy realtime UI updates so if you snap install lxd from another terminal conjure-up will automatically enable your localhost selection and allow you to proceed on. Also, we've extended our LXD support to allow you to select from known network bridges and storage pools.

Helm

Since enabling addons support last week we've been looking into other products to integrate on top of our Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK). It seemed appropriate to add a package manager for k8s. What's really nice about this is since we've enabled native cloud integration with AWS now Helm can easily take advantage of things like persistent storage when deploying applications such as databases. Getting Helm installed and ready to go is easy. Simply select it from our CDK spell addons:
If needed, changing the Helm version you wish to install is available in our configuration screen:
Once the deployment is complete you can start using Helm immediately with no additional configuration steps!
You are now ready to go forth and install applications on top of your production grade Kubernetes :) Give it a try:
$ helm install stable/ghost
$ helm install stable/dokuwiki
Check out more Helm charts

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How to use these features

Currently, conjure-up in our snap --edge channel contains all the latest features outlined in this summary:
sudo snap install conjure-up --classic --edge  
Or to upgrade from stable
sudo snap refresh conjure-up --edge  
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