1. Deploy the helmechartpushxample helm chart on Digital Ocean Kubernetes Service


    To deploy a Helm chart on the DigitalOcean Kubernetes Service (DOKS) using Pulumi, we'll go through the process step by step. The main tasks include setting up a DigitalOcean Kubernetes Cluster and deploying a Helm chart to it. The resources from the Pulumi registry we'll be using mainly are digitalocean.KubernetesCluster to create the Kubernetes cluster and kubernetes.helm.sh/v3.Chart to deploy the Helm chart.

    Step 1: Creating the Kubernetes Cluster

    First, we'll create a Kubernetes cluster on DigitalOcean. This resource allows you to define the configuration of your cluster, such as its name, region, version, and node pool.

    Step 2: Deploying the Helm Chart

    Once the cluster is set up, we'll deploy your Helm chart using the kubernetes.helm.sh/v3.Chart resource. For this, you'll need to specify the chart's repository location or a local path, the name of the chart, and any custom values you want to apply.

    Below is the TypeScript program which performs these steps:

    import * as pulumi from '@pulumi/pulumi'; import * as digitalocean from '@pulumi/digitalocean'; import * as k8s from '@pulumi/kubernetes'; // Step 1: Create a Kubernetes cluster in DigitalOcean. const cluster = new digitalocean.KubernetesCluster("do-cluster", { region: "nyc3", version: "latest", // You can specify a version string here nodePool: { name: "default", size: "s-2vcpu-2gb", // This specifies the node size nodeCount: 2, // Number of nodes in the node pool } }); // Export the cluster's kubeconfig export const kubeconfig = cluster.kubeConfigs[0].rawConfig; // Step 2: Deploy a Helm chart on the cluster. const helmChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("helmechartpushxample", { chart: "example-chart", version: "0.1.0", // The version of the chart to deploy fetchOpts: { repo: "http://example.com/helm-charts", // Replace with the URL of your Helm chart repository }, }, { provider: new k8s.Provider("k8s-provider", { kubeconfig: kubeconfig }) }); // Useful when you need the Helm chart to be ready to serve traffic export const chartDeploymentStatus = helmChart.status.isReady;


    1. Kubernetes Cluster Creation: The digitalocean.KubernetesCluster resource creates a new Kubernetes cluster on DigitalOcean. You can customize the region, version, size, and node count of your cluster. The size specifies the type of node to deploy, allowing you to control the CPU and memory available to your cluster.

    2. Kubeconfig Export: The kubeconfig is exported so that you can interact with your Kubernetes cluster using kubectl whenever needed.

    3. Helm Chart Deployment: The k8s.helm.v3.Chart resource specifies which Helm chart to deploy to your Kubernetes cluster. This includes the chart name, version, and repository URL. We also use a provider instance that encapsulates the kubeconfig to tell Pulumi how to communicate with the new Kubernetes cluster.

    4. Chart Deployment Status: An optional export chartDeploymentStatus returns the readiness status of the Helm chart, letting you know when the Helm chart is fully deployed and ready to serve traffic.

    Next Steps

    After completing this program:

    • Save it to a file named index.ts.
    • Configure Pulumi for DigitalOcean by following the Pulumi DigitalOcean setup guide.
    • Run pulumi up to deploy the cluster and the Helm chart.
    • Use kubectl with the exported kubeconfig to interact with your cluster.

    Remember to check the Helm chart repository URL and chart name/version; in the code provided, these are placeholders and should be replaced with actual values. The "latest" version in digitalocean.KubernetesCluster will use DigitalOcean's default latest Kubernetes version, but you can tie it to a specific version if needed.