1. Deploy the vehicle-dashboard helm chart on Rancher


    To deploy a Helm chart on Rancher using Pulumi, you will need to interact with Rancher's Kubernetes management capabilities. The code below will guide you through setting up a Rancher 2 Kubernetes cluster and deploying a Helm chart to it.

    First, ensure you have installed the Pulumi CLI and have authenticated with your Rancher installation. You will also need to ensure that you have the Rancher 2 provider configured within your Pulumi program.

    Here is a step-by-step breakdown of what the Pulumi program will do:

    1. Set up a new Rancher 2 Kubernetes cluster or reference an existing one.
    2. Deploy the vehicle-dashboard Helm chart to the specified cluster.

    Before you run the Pulumi program, you must have the vehicle-dashboard chart available in a repository that the Rancher cluster can access.

    The following TypeScript program accomplishes this:

    import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; import * as rancher2 from "@pulumi/rancher2"; import * as kubernetes from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create a new Rancher 2 cluster or use an existing one. const cluster = new rancher2.Cluster("vehicle-dashboard-cluster", { // Provide the necessary properties for your cluster here // e.g., rancher2KubernetesEngineConfig, name, description, etc. }); // Once your cluster is set up, configure Pulumi to use the cluster's kubeconfig. const kubeconfig = cluster.kubeconfig.apply(JSON.stringify); const provider = new kubernetes.Provider("vehicle-dashboard-provider", { kubeconfig: kubeconfig, }); // Deploy the 'vehicle-dashboard' Helm chart to the cluster. const vehicleDashboardChart = new kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart("vehicle-dashboard", { chart: "vehicle-dashboard", // Assuming the Helm chart is hosted in a repository, provide repository URL // You would also specify the namespace and possibly other options as appropriate. fetchOpts: { repo: "http://charts.example.com/", }, }, { provider: provider }); // Export the base URL of the 'vehicle-dashboard' service. export const vehicleDashboardUrl = vehicleDashboardChart.getResourceProperty( "v1/Service", "vehicle-dashboard", "status" ).apply(status => status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].ip || status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname);

    In the above program:

    • Replace the placeholders in the Cluster object with the actual configuration that matches your Rancher setup.
    • The kubeconfig of the cluster is used to create a Kubernetes provider. The Rancher 2 cluster must be completely ready and kubeconfig should be accessible.
    • The Chart resource from the @pulumi/kubernetes package is used to deploy the 'vehicle-dashboard' Helm chart, specifying the chart name and repository URL.
    • After creating the service for the vehicle-dashboard, we're exporting a publicly accessible URL.

    Please modify the chart properties and cluster configuration according to your 'vehicle-dashboard' Helm chart specifications and your Rancher cluster details. Make sure to use the correct repository where your 'vehicle-dashboard' Helm chart is stored.

    After writing the above program, save it to a file, say index.ts. To deploy this program:

    1. Navigate to the directory containing your index.ts file in the terminal.
    2. Run pulumi up and Pulumi will execute the code to set up your Rancher cluster and deploy the 'vehicle-dashboard' Helm chart to it.

    Please replace placeholders and provide actual values that match your configuration before running the program.