1. Deploy the tyk-dashboard helm chart on Rancher


    To deploy the tyk-dashboard Helm chart on a Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster using Pulumi, we will follow these main steps:

    1. Create or select a Pulumi Stack and ensure you have access to a Rancher Kubernetes cluster.
    2. Install the rancher2 provider package for Pulumi, which allows us to interact with Rancher's resources.
    3. Use the rancher2.AppV2 Pulumi resource to deploy a Helm chart onto the cluster by referencing the tyk-dashboard Helm chart details.

    Here is a detailed program that does this:

    import * as rancher2 from "@pulumi/rancher2"; // You need to have Rancher API credentials configured for Pulumi. // This includes the Rancher API URL, access key, and secret key. // The credentials can be specified using either environment variables or Pulumi config secrets. // First, obtain a reference to your Rancher cluster. // If you have already set up your Rancher cluster and you know its ID, // you can provide it here directly. const clusterId = "my-cluster-id"; // replace with your actual cluster ID // Next, define the namespace within Rancher where the tyk-dashboard will be deployed. const tykNamespace = new rancher2.Namespace("tyk-namespace", { name: "tyk-dashboard", clusterId: clusterId, }); // Now we can define the App which corresponds to the Helm chart deployment. // The `rancher2.AppV2` resource is used to deploy Helm charts through Rancher's catalog apps feature. const tykDashboardApp = new rancher2.AppV2("tyk-dashboard-app", { // Specify where the app should be deployed. clusterId: clusterId, namespace: tykNamespace.name, // Here 'chart' is the name of the Helm chart you want to install, // which in this case is 'tyk-dashboard'. // 'repoName' should reference the Helm repo name added to the Rancher's catalog. chartName: "tyk-dashboard", // 'repoName' is the name of the Helm repository in Rancher. // Ensure that this repository has been added to Rancher's catalog and contains the tyk-dashboard chart. repoName: "the-name-of-repo-containing-tyk-dashboard", // 'chartVersion' can be used to specify a specific version of the Helm chart. // If omitted, the latest version will be used. chartVersion: "x.y.z", // You can customize the installation by providing values inline or // by referencing a custom values.yaml file. values: ` apiVersion: v2 appVersion: "1.0" valuesField: value ` // you need to replace the above content with the actual values required by the tyk-dashboard chart. }); // Export the URL to access the tyk-dashboard export const tykDashboardUrl = tykDashboardApp.status.url;

    Let's break down what each part of the program does:

    • Import rancher2 Package: The rancher2 package is imported, providing access to Rancher's resources within Pulumi.
    • Rancher Credentials: Before running this program, you must have your Rancher credentials set up for Pulumi. This could be via Pulumi configuration secrets or environment variables.
    • Rancher Cluster Reference: A reference to your Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster is needed. Here, it's represented by clusterId, which you should replace with the actual ID of your cluster.
    • Namespace Creation: A Kubernetes namespace on the Rancher cluster is created where the tyk-dashboard will be deployed.
    • App Deployment: We define an AppV2 resource with the name and repo name of the Helm chart we wish to deploy. chartName, repoName, and chartVersion specify the exact chart to install from the catalog.

    After you have created your Pulumi program, you can run it using the Pulumi CLI tool:

    1. Initialize a new Pulumi stack if you haven't already.
    2. Run pulumi up to preview and deploy your changes.

    The pulumi up command will output the URL to access the tyk-dashboard once it's successfully deployed. Remember, the actual values and configurations may vary depending on the specifics of your Rancher setup and the tyk-dashboard Helm chart.