1. Deploy the rancher-vsphere-cpi helm chart on Kubernetes


    To deploy the rancher-vsphere-cpi Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster using Pulumi, you can use the kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart resource from the Pulumi Kubernetes provider. The Chart resource is designed to work with Helm charts, enabling you to specify the chart you'd like to deploy, along with any configuration values it requires.

    Below, you'll find a TypeScript program that demonstrates how to deploy the rancher-vsphere-cpi Helm chart. This program assumes that you have already set up your Kubernetes environment and that you have access to a Kubernetes cluster.

    1. First, you'll need to configure Pulumi to use your Kubernetes cluster context.
    2. Then, using the @pulumi/kubernetes npm package, you create a new Helm chart resource. You specify the chart name, which is rancher-vsphere-cpi, and you may also need to specify the repository URL where the chart is located if it's not in the default Helm chart repository.
    3. The values field in the Helm chart configuration is used to pass custom values to the chart. For rancher-vsphere-cpi, you would specify configuration parameters relevant to your vSphere environment.

    Here's the TypeScript program:

    import * as k8s from '@pulumi/kubernetes'; // Create a Helm Chart resource to deploy the rancher-vsphere-cpi chart. // The actual values you would need depend on your specific configuration // and the vSphere CPI Helm chart's values. const rancherVsphereCpiChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart('rancher-vsphere-cpi', { chart: 'rancher-vsphere-cpi', // Usually, for third-party charts, you should specify the repository URL. // For example: repo: "https://charts.rancher.io" repo: "https://charts.rancher.io", // Replace with the correct repository if different. version: "x.y.z", // Replace with the specific version of the chart you want to deploy. namespace: "kube-system", // Deploying in the `kube-system` namespace or choose your own. values: { // Replace these with actual configuration values for the vSphere CPI. // For example: // global: { // insecure: true, // if you're not using trusted SSL certificates // }, // vcenter: { // username: "your-username", // password: "your-password", // server: "your-vcenter-server-address", // }, }, }); // Export the name of the chart export const chartName = rancherVsphereCpiChart.metadata.name;

    Make sure to replace "x.y.z" with the actual version of the rancher-vsphere-cpi Helm chart you wish to deploy, and customize the values property with the configuration parameters that match your vSphere environment. You might need to check the rancher-vsphere-cpi chart documentation for the exact parameters.

    This program is a basic example of deploying a Helm chart to a Kubernetes cluster. For a production setup, you would need to secure sensitive information such as vSphere credentials using secret management systems like Kubernetes Secrets or Pulumi's own secret management.

    After crafting this program, you can run pulumi up to deploy the Helm chart to your cluster. Remember to have your Pulumi CLI configured to point to your Kubernetes cluster context. Pulumi will interact with your configured Kubernetes cluster to deploy the resources defined in the code.

    For more information on how to use the Chart resource with Pulumi and Helm, you can refer to the Pulumi documentation for the Kubernetes provider:

    If you need additional help with Helm values, consult the specific Helm chart documentation or the chart's values.yaml file.