kubernetes.core.helm_template module – Render chart templates

Note

This module is part of the kubernetes.core collection (version 2.4.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install kubernetes.core.

To use it in a playbook, specify: kubernetes.core.helm_template.

Synopsis

  • Render chart templates to an output directory or as text of concatenated yaml documents.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

binary_path

path

The path of a helm binary to use.

chart_ref

path / required

Chart reference with repo prefix, for example, nginx-stable/nginx-ingress.

Path to a packaged chart.

Path to an unpacked chart directory.

Absolute URL.

chart_repo_url

string

Chart repository URL where the requested chart is located.

chart_version

string

Chart version to use. If this is not specified, the latest version is installed.

dependency_update

aliases: dep_up

boolean

added in kubernetes.core 2.4.0

Run helm dependency update before the operation.

The dependency_update option require the add of dependencies block in Chart.yaml/requirements.yaml file.

For more information please visit https://helm.sh/docs/helm/helm_dependency/

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

disable_hook

boolean

added in kubernetes.core 2.4.0

Prevent hooks from running during install.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

include_crds

boolean

Include custom resource descriptions in rendered templates.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

output_dir

path

Output directory where templates will be written.

If the directory already exists, it will be overwritten.

release_name

aliases: name

string

added in kubernetes.core 2.4.0

Release name to use in rendered templates.

release_namespace

string

added in kubernetes.core 2.4.0

namespace scope for this request.

release_values

aliases: values

dictionary

Values to pass to chart.

Default: {}

set_values

list / elements=dictionary

added in kubernetes.core 2.4.0

Values to pass to chart configuration.

value

string / required

Value to pass to chart configuration (e.g phase=prod).

value_type

string

Use raw set individual value.

Use string to force a string for an individual value.

Use file to set individual values from a file when the value itself is too long for the command line or is dynamically generated.

Use json to set json values (scalars/objects/arrays). This feature requires helm>=3.10.0.

Choices:

  • "raw" ← (default)

  • "string"

  • "json"

  • "file"

show_only

list / elements=string

added in kubernetes.core 2.4.0

Only show manifests rendered from the given templates.

Default: []

update_repo_cache

boolean

Run helm repo update before the operation. Can be run as part of the template generation or as a separate step.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

values_files

list / elements=string

Value files to pass to chart.

Paths will be read from the target host’s filesystem, not the host running ansible.

values_files option is evaluated before values option if both are used.

Paths are evaluated in the order the paths are specified.

Default: []

Examples

- name: Render templates to specified directory
  kubernetes.core.helm_template:
    chart_ref: stable/prometheus
    output_dir: mycharts

- name: Render templates
  kubernetes.core.helm_template:
    chart_ref: stable/prometheus
  register: result

- name: Write templates to file
  copy:
    dest: myfile.yaml
    content: "{{ result.stdout }}"

- name: Render MutatingWebhooksConfiguration for revision tag "canary", rev "1-13-0"
  kubernetes.core.helm_template:
    chart_ref: istio/istiod
    chart_version: "1.13.0"
    release_namespace: "istio-system"
    show_only:
      - "templates/revision-tags.yaml"
    release_values:
      revision: "1-13-0"
      revisionTags:
        - "canary"
  register: result

- name: Write templates to file
  copy:
    dest: myfile.yaml
    content: "{{ result.stdout }}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

command

string

Full helm command run by this module, in case you want to re-run the command outside the module or debug a problem.

Returned: always

Sample: "helm template --output-dir mychart nginx-stable/nginx-ingress"

stderr

string

Full helm command stderr, in case you want to display it or examine the event log.

Returned: always

Sample: ""

stdout

string

Full helm command stdout. If no output_dir has been provided this will contain the rendered templates as concatenated yaml documents.

Returned: always

Sample: ""

Authors

  • Mike Graves (@gravesm)