1. Deploy the ibm-aspera-operator helm chart on Rancher


    To deploy the ibm-aspera-operator Helm chart on Rancher, you must perform the following steps:

    1. Set up Pulumi to manage resources in your Rancher instance.
    2. Identify or create a namespace in Rancher where the Helm chart will be deployed.
    3. Identify or add a catalog in Rancher for Helm, ensuring the ibm-aspera-operator Helm chart is available.
    4. Deploy the Helm chart to the namespace you've set up.

    Below is a Pulumi program in TypeScript, demonstrating how you might accomplish this. Note that you need to replace placeholder values with actual values specific to your Rancher setup, Helm chart configuration, and Helm repository details.

    First, we'll start with importing required packages and setting up the Rancher provider.

    import * as rancher2 from "@pulumi/rancher2"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; // Instantiate a Rancher provider. // Replace '<RANCHER_API_URL>' with your Rancher server's API endpoint // and '<RANCHER_ACCESS_KEY>' and '<RANCHER_SECRET_KEY>' with your credentials. const rancherProvider = new rancher2.Provider("rancher-provider", { apiURL: "<RANCHER_API_URL>", accessKey: "<RANCHER_ACCESS_KEY>", secretKey: "<RANCHER_SECRET_KEY>", });

    Next, you should create or identify a namespace where you will deploy the Helm chart.

    // Define a Kubernetes namespace where the Helm chart will be deployed. const namespace = new k8s.core.v1.Namespace("ibm-aspera-namespace", { metadata: { name: "ibm-aspera-operator" } }, {provider: rancherProvider});

    Now, connect to the Helm catalog where your ibm-aspera-operator chart lives. In this example, we'll be adding a generic Helm chart repository. You'd need to use the specific chart URL for IBM Aspera's catalog, which you should add to your Rancher setup as a Catalog.

    // Add a catalog to Rancher. // Replace '<HELM_CATALOG_URL>' with the URL of the Helm catalog. const catalog = new rancher2.CatalogV2("ibm-aspera-catalog", { name: "ibm-aspera-catalog", url: "<HELM_CATALOG_URL>", clusterId: "<CLUSTER_ID>", // Replace this with your Rancher Cluster ID }, {provider: rancherProvider});

    Next, you define a Helm chart resource for the IBM Aspera Operator.

    // Deploy the IBM Aspera Operator Helm chart. const asperaHelmChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("ibm-aspera-operator-chart", { chart: "ibm-aspera-operator", version: "<CHART_VERSION>", // Specify the version of the chart you want to deploy namespace: namespace.metadata.name, fetchOpts: { repo: "https://charts.<REPO_DOMAIN>/repository", // Replace with the actual repository URL }, // Include necessary values for the helm chart here // Take values from the appropriate Helm values.yaml file or the Helm chart documentation values: { // Place your values here according to 'ibm-aspera-operator' Helm Chart. }, }, {provider: rancherProvider});

    Finally, we might want to export a value or two, such as the namespace:

    // Export the namespace name export const namespaceName = namespace.metadata.name;

    To run this Pulumi program, you must save it to a file with a .ts extension. You then run pulumi up in your command line within the same directory as the file to provision the resources. This command will compile the TypeScript program to JavaScript using the TypeScript compiler, which Pulumi invokes automatically, before provisioning the resources described by the program on Rancher.

    Make sure you have the Pulumi CLI installed and you are logged into the Pulumi service. You also need the @pulumi/rancher2 and @pulumi/kubernetes packages installed in your project which is usually managed using npm or Yarn for Node.js projects.

    This program assumes that you have already configured your Pulumi CLI with the appropriate credentials to access Rancher and the cluster to which you are deploying. Additionally, ensure you are using the correct cluster ID and Helm chart details specific to your Rancher setup.