Chart version: 0.1.4
Api version: v2
App version: 1.4.7
A Helm chart for Kubernetes of Hermes, a reliable and easy to u...
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Set me up:
helm repo add center
Install Chart:
helm install hermes center/touk/hermes
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Hermes Helm Chart

Hermes is a message broker that greatly simplifies communication between services using publish-subscribe pattern. It is HTTP-native, exposing REST endpoints for message publishing as well as pushing messages to subscribers REST endpoints. Under the hood, Apache Kafka is used. (…)


$ helm repo add touk
$ helm install my-release touk/hermes


  • Kubernetes 1.16+
  • Helm 3.0+
  • PV support on underlying infrastructure (if Kafka dependency is enabled)

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release:

$ helm install --name my-release touk/hermes

You can configure the chart with a couple of --set param=value with configuration parameters shown below, but using a file is recommended.

$ helm install --name my-release touk/hermes -f values.yaml

The chart contains 3 deployments - for frontend, consumers and managment components. The default configuration installs Kafka and Zookeeper as well.

Testing after installation

You can test your installation by running:

$ helm test my-release

It will create a group, topic, and a sample subscriber. Then it will send a message and check if it reaches the subscriber. The subscription will be removed afterwards, but the group and topic will be left intact as an example.

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the my-release deployment:

$ helm delete my-release

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.

Upgrading an existing Release to a new major version

A major chart version change (like v1.2.3 -> v2.0.0) indicates that there is an incompatible breaking change needing manual actions.


Parameter Description Default
kafka.enabled If True, installs Kafka chart true
kafka.url URL of Kafka cluster (ignored when installing Kafka chart) null
kafka.zookeeper.enabled If True, installs Zookeeper chart along with Kafka true
kafka.zookeeper.url URL of Zookeeper cluster (ignored when installing Zookeper chart) null
kafka.* kafka.zookeeper.* Kafka and Zookeeper properties See incubator/kafka chart
kafka.namespace The prefix added to all Kafka topic names managed by Hermes hermes
management.ingress.enabled false
management.ingress.annotations Use this to restrict access to Mangement GUI {}
management.ingress.domain null (Release.Name)-(Chart.Name)
frontend.ingress.enabled false
frontend.ingress.annotations Use this to restrict access to Frontend API {}
frontend.ingress.domain null (Release.Name)-(Chart.Name)


  • There is no Graphite configuration available yet.
  • Since security rules in Hermes require coding they are currently not available for configuration.