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This example shows how to build a multi-tier web application using Helm and Deis Workflow PaaS
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Guestbook Example

This example shows how to build a simple, multi-tier web application using Helm and Deis Workflow PaaS.

The example consists of:

  • A web frontend which is installed as a Deis Workflow PaaS App
  • And a back-end redis master (for storage), and a replicated set of redis 'slaves'.

The web frontend interacts with the redis master via javascript redis API calls.


This example requires a running Kubernetes cluster, Helm cli and you have installed Deis Workflow Paas.
First, check that kubectl is properly configured by getting the cluster state:

$ kubectl cluster-info

Secondly that Helm cli is installed and can communicate with your Kubernetes cluster:

$ helm target


Install the backend with the Helm first:

1) We add the remote repo to Helm:

$ helm up
$ helm repo add rimusz-charts
$ helm up

2) We install our back-end chart

$ helm fetch rimusz-charts/redis-guestbook
$ helm install redis-guestbook

Front-end install with deis cli

1) Clone the repo:

$ git clone
$ cd example-guestbook

2) Create guestbook App:

$ deis create guestbook

3) Set env vars so the App knows where to connect to redis cluster:

$ deis config:set  GET_HOSTS_FROM=env -a guestbook
$ deis config:set  REDIS_MASTER_SERVICE_HOST=redis-master.default -a guestbook
$ deis config:set  REDIS_SLAVE_SERVICE_HOST=redis-slave.default -a guestbook

4) Push to remote git repo:

$ git push deis master

5) Open the App in your browser:

$ deis open
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