1. Deploy the ibm-connect-direct helm chart on Kubernetes


    To deploy a Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster with Pulumi, you need to have a configured Kubernetes cluster and Helm installed. We'll assume that you have a cluster up and running and are authenticated to use kubectl with appropriate permissions.

    Pulumi interacts with your Kubernetes cluster configuration via the kubeconfig file in your environment, which is typically located at ~/.kube/config. If your kubeconfig file is in a non-standard location, you will either need to move it or set the KUBECONFIG environment variable with the path to your cluster configuration.

    The @pulumi/kubernetes package provides a Chart resource that represents a Helm chart. Using this resource, we can deploy a chart to the Kubernetes cluster.

    Below is a Pulumi program in TypeScript that deploys the "ibm-connect-direct" Helm chart into your Kubernetes cluster. The chart's repository needs to be specified since "ibm-connect-direct" is not available in the stable chart repository.

    import * as kubernetes from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // If your Helm chart is hosted in a Helm repository, you must first add the repository. // For example, to use the Bitnami repo, you would add it using `helm repo add`. // We'll pretend `ibm-helm-repo` is the name of the Helm repository holding `ibm-connect-direct`. const ibmConnectDirectChart = new kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart("ibm-connect-direct", { chart: "ibm-connect-direct", // Replace the `repo` value with the actual Helm repository URL // You may require additional configuration specific to the IBM Connect Direct Helm chart, // such as specifying `values` or `fetchOpts`. repo: "ibm-helm-repo", // You can customize values in the Helm chart by providing a `values` object values: { // Example of setting values // replicaCount: 1, }, // Define the target namespace or remove if you're deploying to the default namespace namespace: "my-namespace", }); // Export the base URL for the deployed IBM Connect Direct (this might vary based on the chart's configuration) export const baseUrl = ibmConnectDirectChart.getResourceProperty("v1/Service", "ibm-connect-direct", "status").apply(s => `http://${s.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname}/`);

    In this code, the new kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart call is what tells Pulumi to deploy the specified chart. The name parameter is the unique name that describes this deployment. The chart itself represents the ibm-connect-direct Helm chart.

    Please ensure that you replace "ibm-helm-repo" with the actual repository URL where the ibm-connect-direct chart is hosted. Often Helm charts come with custom configuration that you can specify in the values object.

    The final export of baseUrl assumes that the Helm chart deploys a Service of type LoadBalancer, and is expecting that the service will provide a single public ingress point. Note that this exact path might vary and can depend on the specifics of the Helm chart and on your Kubernetes environment, particularly if you're working with an ingress controller or need to reference something other than a LoadBalancer type service.

    Now, let me explain some of the steps you would usually follow to run this:

    1. Ensure that you have the Pulumi CLI installed and configured.
    2. Create a new directory for your project and change into it.
    3. Run pulumi new typescript to create a new Pulumi project using TypeScript.
    4. Replace the auto-generated index.ts file with the code above.
    5. Install the necessary dependencies by running npm install @pulumi/kubernetes.
    6. Run pulumi up to deploy your Helm chart to the cluster.

    During pulumi up, you will get details about the deployment plan, and Pulumi will await confirmation before proceeding with the actual deployment. Once approved, the Helm chart will be deployed to the targeted Kubernetes cluster, and the resulting base URL will be exported.