Tiffany Jernigan

Carvel1 is an open source suite of tools. Carvel provides a set of reliable, single-purpose, composable tools that aid in your application building, configuration, and deployment to Kubernetes.

It currently2 contains the following tools:

  • ytt: Template and overlay Kubernetes configuration via YAML structures, not text documents. No more counting spaces, or manual quoting.
  • kbld: Build or reference container images in Kubernetes configuration in an immutable way.
  • kapp: Install, upgrade, and delete multiple Kubernetes resources as one “application”. Be confident your application is fully reconciled.
  • imgpkg: Bundle and relocate application configuration (with images) via Docker registries. Be assured app contents are immutable.
  • kapp-controller: Capture application deployment workflow declaratively via App CRD. Reliable GitOps experience powered by kapp.
  • vendir: Declaratively state what files should be in a directory.

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  1. Formerly k14s ↩︎

  2. As of April 13, 2021 ↩︎