1. Deploy the php-stack helm chart on Digital Ocean Kubernetes Service


    To deploy a PHP stack Helm chart on DigitalOcean's Kubernetes Service using Pulumi, you'll need to perform a series of steps including creating a DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster, installing the Helm CLI, and deploying the Helm chart to the cluster. Below I'll provide a comprehensive guide and the Pulumi TypeScript program to help you through this process.

    1. Create a DigitalOcean Kubernetes Cluster: The first step is to create a DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster where your applications will be running.

    2. Install Helm CLI: Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes, which simplifies deployment of applications. The Helm CLI is required to manage the Helm charts.

    3. Deploy the PHP Stack Helm Chart: Once Helm is set up and the Kubernetes cluster is ready, you deploy the PHP stack using a Helm chart. Helm charts are the packages that contain all the needed resources to deploy an application, or a set of related applications, onto a Kubernetes cluster.


    • Ensure you have Pulumi installed.
    • Ensure the Pulumi CLI is configured with your DigitalOcean token.
    • Install Node.js and npm if they are not already installed.
    • Install the Helm CLI on your system.

    Pulumi TypeScript Program

    Below is the Pulumi program that performs the required operations to deploy a PHP stack Helm chart on DigitalOcean Kubernetes Service.

    import * as digitalocean from "@pulumi/digitalocean"; import * as kubernetes from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Step 1: Create a DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster const cluster = new digitalocean.KubernetesCluster("do-cluster", { region: "nyc1", // Choose the region that is suitable for you version: "latest", // Set the version of Kubernetes you want to use nodePool: { name: "default", size: "s-2vcpu-2gb", // Choose the size that fits your need nodeCount: 2, // The number of nodes in the pool }, }); // Step 2: Use the cluster credentials to configure the Kubernetes provider const provider = new kubernetes.Provider("do-k8s-provider", { kubeconfig: cluster.kubeConfigs[0].rawConfig, }); // Step 3: Deploy the PHP stack using the Helm chart const phpStackChart = new kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart("php-stack", { chart: "php-stack", version: "1.0.0", // Replace with the version of the chart you wish to deploy fetchOpts: { repo: "https://charts.example.com/", // Replace with the actual Helm chart repository URL }, }, { provider: provider }); // Export the cluster's kubeconfig export const kubeconfig = cluster.kubeConfigs[0].rawConfig; // Export the PHP stack service details export const phpStackService = phpStackChart.getResource("v1/Service", "my-php-stack-service");


    • DigitalOcean Kubernetes Cluster: The digitalocean.KubernetesCluster resource declares a new Kubernetes cluster in your DigitalOcean account with specified parameters like region, version, and node pool configuration.

    • Kubernetes Provider: The kubernetes.Provider resource is used to interact with the newly created Kubernetes cluster using its configuration.

    • PHP Stack Helm Chart: The kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart resource deploys a Helm chart into your Kubernetes cluster. You'll need to specify the chart and version of the PHP stack Helm chart you want to deploy, along with fetchOpts.repo, which should point to the chart's repository URL.

      Additionally, the provider argument ensures that the Helm chart will be deployed to the newly created DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster.

    • Exports: Finally, this code exports the kubeconfig, which is necessary to access the Kubernetes cluster from your local machine using kubectl. It also exports service details for the PHP stack, which can be used to access the application.

    Post-Deployment Steps

    • After running this Pulumi program, the output will provide you with a kubeconfig. Save this as a file to access your cluster using kubectl.
    • To view the services and access your PHP stack, you can use kubectl get services with the provided kubeconfig.

    Deploying a PHP stack as a Helm chart on DigitalOcean Kubernetes Service with Pulumi is an effective way to manage your cloud native applications, making use of Pulumi's programming model and the powerful packaging of Helm.