1. Deploy the shellbox helm chart on Rancher


    To deploy the Shellbox Helm chart on a Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster, you would typically follow these steps:

    1. Set up your Rancher server and create a Kubernetes cluster.
    2. Use Rancher to configure access to this cluster with kubectl, the Kubernetes command-line tool.
    3. Add the repository hosting the Shellbox Helm chart to your Helm configuration.
    4. Deploy the Shellbox Helm chart to your cluster using Helm commands.

    However, since you are interested in doing this programmatically with Pulumi, I will guide you through the process using TypeScript, and the Rancher2 Pulumi provider to interact with Rancher clusters. This example assumes you have a Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster already provisioned and you have access to it.

    First, make sure you have the Pulumi CLI installed and configured for use with your desired cloud provider, and you have installed node and npm to run TypeScript programs.

    Firstly, install the necessary Pulumi packages by running:

    npm install @pulumi/pulumi npm install @pulumi/rancher2

    Now, let's write the Pulumi program in TypeScript:

    import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; import * as rancher2 from "@pulumi/rancher2"; // Configuration variables for the Helm chart and Rancher const chartName = "shellbox"; const chartVersion = "1.0.0"; // Replace with your desired chart version const chartRepo = "https://charts.example.com/"; // Replace with your chart's repository URL const namespace = "default"; // The Kubernetes namespace where the chart will be installed const projectName = "project-name"; // Replace with your Rancher project name const clusterId = "cluster-id"; // Replace with your Rancher cluster ID // Fetch the Rancher project ID using the project name and cluster ID const rancherProject = new rancher2.Project("project", { clusterId: clusterId, name: projectName, }); // Deploy the Shellbox Helm chart using Rancher's App resource const shellboxApp = new rancher2.App("shellbox-app", { projectId: rancherProject.id, name: chartName, targetNamespace: namespace, externalId: pulumi.interpolate`catalog://?catalog=helm&template=${chartName}&version=${chartVersion}&namespace=${namespace}`, }); // Export the name of the deployed app export const appName = shellboxApp.name;

    In the above program:

    • We import the @pulumi/pulumi and @pulumi/rancher2 packages to interact with the Pulumi platform and Rancher respectively.

    • We define several configuration variables such as the name, version, and repository URL of the Helm chart we wish to deploy, as well as the target namespace within Kubernetes where the chart will be installed.

    • We create a new Rancher project resource which references an existing project within our Rancher setup.

    • We then deploy the Shellbox Helm chart using the rancher2.App resource, which encapsulates deploying third-party applications within Rancher-managed clusters.

    • Finally, we export the name of our deployed app so that it can be easily queried with the Pulumi CLI after deployment.

    To run this program:

    1. Save the TypeScript code to a file, for instance index.ts.

    2. Create a new Pulumi stack if you haven't already:

      pulumi stack init shellbox-deploy
    3. Run pulumi up to preview and deploy the changes:

      pulumi up
    4. Once the deployment is complete, the output appName will display the name of the deployed Helm chart.

    Remember to replace placeholder values such as chartVersion, chartRepo, projectName, and clusterId with actual values from your own setup.

    Also note, this example assumes you have sufficient permissions to deploy applications to the Rancher cluster, and that your Pulumi setup has the correct credentials to interact with Rancher. If any of this is not already configured, you will need to set up the necessary credentials and permissions first.