Helm Frequently Asked Questions

Is the order in which Tiller installs the Kubernetes manifests well-defined?

Yes, it is. Both the installation and the uninstall order is as shown below:

// InstallOrder is the order in which manifests should be installed (by Kind).
//
// Those occurring earlier in the list get installed before those occurring later in the list.
var InstallOrder SortOrder = []string{
	"Namespace",
	"ResourceQuota",
	"LimitRange",
	"PodSecurityPolicy",
	"PodDisruptionBudget",
	"Secret",
	"ConfigMap",
	"StorageClass",
	"PersistentVolume",
	"PersistentVolumeClaim",
	"ServiceAccount",
	"CustomResourceDefinition",
	"ClusterRole",
	"ClusterRoleList",
	"ClusterRoleBinding",
	"ClusterRoleBindingList",
	"Role",
	"RoleList",
	"RoleBinding",
	"RoleBindingList",
	"Service",
	"DaemonSet",
	"Pod",
	"ReplicationController",
	"ReplicaSet",
	"Deployment",
	"HorizontalPodAutoscaler",
	"StatefulSet",
	"Job",
	"CronJob",
	"Ingress",
	"APIService",
}
// UninstallOrder is the order in which manifests should be uninstalled (by Kind).
//
// Those occurring earlier in the list get uninstalled before those occurring later in the list.
var UninstallOrder SortOrder = []string{
	"APIService",
	"Ingress",
	"Service",
	"CronJob",
	"Job",
	"StatefulSet",
	"HorizontalPodAutoscaler",
	"Deployment",
	"ReplicaSet",
	"ReplicationController",
	"Pod",
	"DaemonSet",
	"RoleBindingList",
	"RoleBinding",
	"RoleList",
	"Role",
	"ClusterRoleBindingList",
	"ClusterRoleBinding",
	"ClusterRoleList",
	"ClusterRole",
	"CustomResourceDefinition",
	"ServiceAccount",
	"PersistentVolumeClaim",
	"PersistentVolume",
	"StorageClass",
	"ConfigMap",
	"Secret",
	"PodDisruptionBudget",
	"PodSecurityPolicy",
	"LimitRange",
	"ResourceQuota",
	"Namespace",
}