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IPFS is a part of the distributed web - a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open.


$ helm install stable/ipfs


This chart bootstraps an IPFS deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager.

Installing the Chart

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

$ helm install --name my-release stable/ipfs

The command deploys IPFS on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

Tip: List all releases using helm list

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.


The following table lists the configurable parameters of the Memcached chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
replicaCount The number of replicas of go-ipfs to run 1
service.type Type of the service: ClusterIP, LoadBalancer or NodePort ClusterIP
service.nameOverride The name to use for the service The full name of the release
persistence.enabled Turn on persistent storage for the IPFS data directory true
persistence.storageClass StorageClass to set for the persistent volume claim. The default storageclass in the cluster
persistence.annotations Extra annotations for the persistent volume claim. {}
persistence.accessModes List of access modes for use with the persistent volume claim ["ReadWriteOnce"]
persistence.size Size of the PVC for each IPFS pod, used as persistent cache 8Gi
service.swarm.enabled Expose port 4001 (IPFS swarm network port) false
service.swarm.type Service type for swarm LoadBalancer
service.swarm.nodePort Desired nodePort for service of type NodePort used for swarm requests blank ('') - will assign a dynamic node port

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example,

$ helm install --name my-release \
  --set persistence.size="20Gi" \

The above command sets the disk size to 20Gi.

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

$ helm install --name my-release -f values.yaml stable/ipfs

Tip: You can use the default values.yaml as a base for customization.

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