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Install Service Catalog using Helm

Service Catalog is an extension API that enables applications running in Kubernetes clusters to easily use external managed software offerings, such as a datastore service offered by a cloud provider.

It provides a way to list, provision, and bind with external Managed ServicesA software offering maintained by a third-party provider. from Service BrokersAn endpoint for a set of Managed Services offered and maintained by a third-party. without needing detailed knowledge about how those services are created or managed.

Use Helm to install Service Catalog on your Kubernetes cluster. Up to date information on this process can be found at the kubernetes-incubator/service-catalog repo.

Before you begin

Add the service-catalog Helm repository

Once Helm is installed, add the service-catalog Helm repository to your local machine by executing the following command:

helm repo add svc-cat https://svc-catalog-charts.storage.googleapis.com

Check to make sure that it installed successfully by executing the following command:

helm search service-catalog

If the installation was successful, the command should output the following:

svc-cat/catalog 0.0.1   service-catalog API server and controller-manag...

Enable RBAC

Your Kubernetes cluster must have RBAC enabled, which requires your Tiller Pod(s) to have cluster-admin access.

If you are using MinikubeA tool for running Kubernetes locally., run the minikube start command with the following flag:

minikube start --extra-config=apiserver.Authorization.Mode=RBAC

If you are using hack/local-up-cluster.sh, set the AUTHORIZATION_MODE environment variable with the following values:

AUTHORIZATION_MODE=Node,RBAC hack/local-up-cluster.sh -O

By default, helm init installs the Tiller Pod into the kube-system namespace, with Tiller configured to use the default service account.

NOTE: If you used the --tiller-namespace or --service-account flags when running helm init, the --serviceaccount flag in the following command needs to be adjusted to reference the appropriate namespace and ServiceAccount name.

Configure Tiller to have cluster-admin access:

kubectl create clusterrolebinding tiller-cluster-admin \
    --clusterrole=cluster-admin \

Install Service Catalog in your Kubernetes cluster

Install Service Catalog from the root of the Helm repository using the following command:

helm install svc-cat/catalog \
    --name catalog --namespace catalog

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