1. Deploy the postgrest helm chart on AWS EKS


    To deploy the PostgREST Helm chart on AWS EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service), we will need to perform several steps:

    1. Create an EKS cluster: We will need a Kubernetes cluster to deploy our applications. We'll create an EKS cluster using Pulumi's awsx library because it provides higher-level abstractions that simplify cluster creation.

    2. Create an IAM Role: Amazon EKS requires an IAM role to create AWS resources on your behalf.

    3. Deploy PostgREST using Helm: After we have a running EKS cluster, we will deploy PostgREST using the Helm chart. We'll use Pulumi's Kubernetes provider to manage the Helm release.

    Let's go through the Pulumi program step by step:

    Step 1: Installing Pulumi and Setting Up Your AWS Credentials

    Before running the Pulumi program, you need to install Pulumi and set up your AWS credentials.

    Step 2: Writing the Pulumi Program

    import * as awsx from '@pulumi/awsx'; import * as eks from '@pulumi/eks'; import * as pulumi from '@pulumi/pulumi'; import * as kubernetes from '@pulumi/kubernetes'; // Create an EKS cluster with the default configuration. const cluster = new eks.Cluster("my-cluster", { desiredCapacity: 2, minSize: 1, maxSize: 3, storageClasses: "gp2", deployDashboard: false, }); // Export the clusters' kubeconfig. export const kubeconfig = cluster.kubeconfig; // Deploy the PostgREST helm chart to the created EKS cluster. const postgrestChart = new kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart("postgrest", { chart: "postgrest", version: "<CHART_VERSION>", // Specify the chart version you want to deploy fetchOpts: { repo: "http://charts.postgrest.org", // Specify the Helm chart repository }, }, { provider: cluster.provider }); // Export the PostgREST endpoint once it is available export const postgrestEndpoint = postgrestChart.getResourceProperty("v1/Service", "postgrest", "status").apply(status => status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname);

    Step 3: Explanation

    • The eks.Cluster is responsible for creating a managed Kubernetes cluster on AWS EKS. The parameters desiredCapacity, minSize, and maxSize control the scaling properties of the cluster's node group.
    • We configure the cluster to use the 'gp2' storage class and disable the Kubernetes dashboard by setting deployDashboard to false.
    • The kubeconfig is exported, which you'll use to connect to your Kubernetes cluster with kubectl or other Kubernetes management tools.
    • We then define a postgrestChart using the kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart constructor to deploy the PostgREST Helm chart. Note that you should specify the chart version you wish to use.
    • We specify the Helm chart repository that hosts PostgREST.
    • Finally, we export the postgrestEndpoint, which will output the hostname of the PostgREST service once the deployment is complete and the service is available.

    Step 4: Run the Pulumi Program

    To create the resources and deploy PostgREST, you will run the following commands in your terminal:

    pulumi up

    After running pulumi up, Pulumi will show you a preview of the resources that will be created. If everything looks correct, you can proceed to create the resources in your AWS account. Once the command completes, it will output the kubeconfig and postgrestEndpoint which you can use to interact with your EKS cluster and PostgREST.

    Keep in mind that you need to replace <CHART_VERSION> with the actual version of the PostgREST Helm chart you wish to deploy. You can search for the versions available in the postgrest Helm chart repository.

    Step 5: Access PostgREST

    Once the deployment is successful, you can use the postgrestEndpoint exported value to access the PostgREST service.

    This program should get you started with deploying PostgREST on AWS EKS using Pulumi. You can further customize the EKS cluster and Helm chart configurations to suit your specific requirements.