1. Deploy the tyk-data-plane helm chart on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)


    To deploy the Tyk Data Plane using a Helm chart on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), we're going to follow these steps:

    1. Set up an AKS cluster.
    2. Install the Helm CLI to manage Helm charts.
    3. Deploy the tyk-data-plane Helm chart to the AKS cluster.

    Below is a Pulumi TypeScript program that accomplishes the above steps:

    import * as azure from "@pulumi/azure"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; // Step 1: Create the AKS cluster. // Documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/azure/api-docs/containerservice/kubernetescluster/ const cluster = new azure.containerservice.KubernetesCluster("tykAksCluster", { resourceGroupName: resourceGroup.name, defaultNodePool: { name: "default", nodeCount: 2, vmSize: "Standard_D2_v2", }, dnsPrefix: `${pulumi.getProject()}-kube`, kubernetesVersion: "1.21.2", // replace with the desired version }); // Export the KubeConfig export const kubeConfig = cluster.kubeConfigRaw; // Step 2: Create a Kubernetes provider instance using the generated kubeconfig. const k8sProvider = new k8s.Provider("k8sProvider", { kubeconfig: kubeConfig, }); // Step 3: Deploy the Tyk Data Plane using Helm Chart. // Using Tyk's official chart repository and specifying the chart name and version. // Documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/kubernetes/api-docs/helm.sh/v3/chart/ const tykDataPlaneChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("tyk-data-plane", { chart: "tyk-headless", // Official Tyk Data Plane Helm Chart version: "0.6.0", // Specify the chart version you want to deploy fetchOpts:{ repo: "https://helm.tyk.io/public/helm/charts/", // Set the Tyk Helm chart repository }, }, { provider: k8sProvider }); // Wait for the Helm chart to deploy and stabilize within the cluster // before marking the deployment as complete. export const tykDataPlaneChartStatus = tykDataPlaneChart.status;

    With this program, Pulumi will handle creating an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster and deploying the tyk-data-plane Helm chart onto that cluster.


    • azure.containerservice.KubernetesCluster: This resource is used to create a new managed Kubernetes cluster on Azure.
    • k8s.Provider: This Pulumi provider is used to interact with the created AKS cluster using the kubeconfig that is generated from the AKS resource.
    • k8s.helm.v3.Chart: This resource represents a Helm chart, which is a package of pre-configured Kubernetes resources. It allows us to install the Tyk Data Plane.


    1. Install the Pulumi CLI from the official Pulumi website.
    2. Install Node.js and npm.
    3. Set up Azure provider credentials as per Pulumi's documentation.
    4. Create a new directory for your Pulumi project and navigate into it.
    5. Run pulumi new typescript to create a new TypeScript Pulumi project.
    6. Copy the above code into your index.ts file.
    7. Run npm install @pulumi/azure @pulumi/kubernetes pulumi to add the necessary dependencies.
    8. Run pulumi up to start the deployment. Pulumi will print out the progress and any outputs, such as the Kubernetes configuration needed to interact with your AKS cluster.

    Once the deployment is complete, the AKS cluster will be running, and the Tyk Data Plane will be installed using the specified Helm chart. The outputs will give you details on how to connect to your AKS cluster.