1. Deploy the ckan helm chart on Kubernetes


    Deploying a CKAN Helm chart on Kubernetes using Pulumi involves several steps: configuring the necessary Kubernetes provider, specifying the Helm chart details, and deploying it to the specified Kubernetes cluster. Here's a comprehensive guide to doing so:


    • You should have a running Kubernetes cluster.
    • You must have kubectl configured to connect to your Kubernetes cluster.
    • Helm should be installed on your local machine if you wish to configure or inspect Helm charts directly.
    • Pulumi CLI should be installed and set up to manage resources.

    Pulumi provides a Kubernetes package that contains the necessary classes and functions to deploy resources on Kubernetes, including Helm charts. For Helm deployments, you can use the Chart class from the Pulumi Kubernetes provider.

    Below is a TypeScript program that demonstrates how to deploy the CKAN Helm chart to your Kubernetes cluster. The program assumes that your Pulumi and Kubernetes configurations are correctly set up to point to the right cluster. If you're using a kubeconfig file that's not in the default location, you'll need to specify the kubeconfig parameter in the Provider configuration.

    Pulumi TypeScript Program

    import * as k8s from '@pulumi/kubernetes'; // Create an instance of the Kubernetes provider. const provider = new k8s.Provider('k8s-provider', { // If your kubeconfig is not at the default location, specify the kubeconfig path. // For example: kubeconfig: '/path/to/your/kubeconfig' }); // Define the settings for the CKAN Helm chart. const ckanChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart('ckan', { // The name of the chart. chart: 'ckan', // Optionally, you can specify the Helm chart version you want to deploy. version: '2.0', // Replace with the version of CKAN Helm chart you want to use. // You can specify the repository where the chart can be found. // For example, if the CKAN chart is in the Bitnami repository, you can uncomment the following line: // repo: 'https://charts.bitnami.com/bitnami', // You should provide values to customize the deployment as needed. // For example, you can create a 'values.yaml' file with your settings and reference it here. // values: { // key: 'value', // Replace these with actual values. // }, // Namespace where you want to deploy CKAN. If not specified, the default namespace is used. // namespace: 'ckan-namespace', // Specify the namespace you wish to deploy CKAN to, if needed. }, { provider: provider }); // Export the Chart's status export const ckanStatus = ckanChart.status;


    • The Kubernetes provider instance is configured to communicate with your Kubernetes cluster. You may need to specify the kubeconfig path if it's not in the default location.

    • The Chart class represents a Helm chart deployment. Here we are initializing a chart with a logical name ckan. In this setup, you need to give the correct chart name, and optionally, the chart version you want to deploy. You might also need to specify the repository URL where the Helm chart is hosted.

    • The values field in the Helm chart allows you to provide a custom configuration for the CKAN Helm chart according to your needs. This can be specified as an inline object or by using a file. The values you will need to provide will depend on the specific requirements for CKAN, such as database URL, user credentials, and others. Thus, for any specific configuration required by CKAN, you would populate this field accordingly.

    • The namespace field is where you can specify which Kubernetes namespace the CKAN instance will be deployed into. If not specified, it will use the default namespace.

    • Finally, the program exports ckanStatus which gives the deployment status of the CKAN chart which can be useful for automation or debugging purposes.

    Next Steps

    To apply this Pulumi program:

    1. Save the code in a file with a .ts extension, for example, deployCkan.ts.
    2. Open your terminal in the directory containing your file.
    3. Run pulumi stack init if you haven't already created a stack for your project.
    4. Run pulumi up to preview and deploy the changes.

    Pulumi will output the planned changes and will ask for confirmation before proceeding with the deployment. Once you confirm, Pulumi will deploy the CKAN Helm chart to the Kubernetes cluster.