1. Deploy the recommendationservice helm chart on Kubernetes


    To deploy the recommendationservice Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster using Pulumi, you'll first need to have the Kubernetes cluster either already running or created using Pulumi as well. Additionally, you should have Helm installed and configured to manage packages on Kubernetes.

    For deploying a Helm chart, we will use @pulumi/kubernetes library that provides us with the necessary components to interact with Kubernetes resources, including Helm charts.

    Below is a TypeScript program that demonstrates how you would write a Pulumi program to deploy the recommendationservice Helm chart. This assumes that your Kubernetes cluster is already configured and kubeconfig is set up appropriately to manage the cluster.

    In the below program, I will be using the kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart class to deploy a Helm chart. This Pulumi component represents a Helm chart in a way that models Helm's capabilities closely. It is used to deploy applications packaged in the Helm chart format.

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Replace with the actual namespace where you want to deploy your Helm chart. const namespace = "default"; // Helm chart version, you can specify a version or leave it out to get the latest. const chartVersion = "1.0.0"; // Replace with actual chart version. // The values here are specific to the `recommendationservice` Helm chart. // You'll need to replace these with the actual values required by the chart you are deploying. const helmChartValues = { // Example of possible values // serviceType: "ClusterIP", // replicaCount: 3, }; const recommendationserviceChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("recommendationservice", { chart: "recommendationservice", version: chartVersion, namespace: namespace, values: helmChartValues, // Uncomment and specify the repository if the chart is not in the default Helm repo. // repo: "https://charts.example.com/", fetchOpts: { // Set to true to enable verification of the chart before fetching. verify: false, }, }); export const chartName = recommendationserviceChart.metadata.apply(metadata => metadata.name);

    In this program:

    • namespace is where the chart will be installed.
    • chartVersion is the version of the Helm chart you want to install.
    • helmChartValues is an object with configuration values that the chart accepts. This example includes placeholder keys (like serviceType and replicaCount), and you would need to replace them with actual configuration values that are appropriate for the recommendationservice chart.
    • recommendationserviceChart is an instance of a Helm chart resource. It includes the name of the chart, version, namespace, and optionally, custom values.
    • chart property is the name of the Helm chart you wish to deploy.
    • repo is the Helm repository that contains the chart, you have to uncomment and set it only if your chart is in a custom repository.
    • fetchOpts.verify is an optional property that tells Helm whether to verify the chart before fetching it.

    Finally, I’ve added an export statement to output the name of the deployed Helm chart. After running pulumi up, Pulumi will provide you with the stack outputs which will include the name of the deployed chart.

    To run this program, make sure you have Pulumi CLI installed and configured for TypeScript. Save the code to a file named index.ts, then execute the following commands in the directory where your file is located:

    $ pulumi up

    This will start the deployment process. If you haven't logged into Pulumi CLI or selected a stack, it will prompt you to do so. After confirming the deployment, Pulumi will apply the configuration and the Helm chart will be deployed on your Kubernetes cluster.