1. Deploy the kimai-helmchart helm chart on AWS EKS


    To accomplish the deployment of the Kimai time-tracking helm chart on AWS EKS, we will follow these steps in our Pulumi program:

    1. Create an EKS cluster using the eks.Cluster resource. This custom Pulumi resource is a high-level abstraction that encapsulates the creation of an EKS cluster, along with its node groups and other associated resources. Pulumi EKS Cluster Documentation

    2. Deploy the Kimai helm chart on the EKS cluster using the kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart resource. The Chart resource allows us to deploy Helm charts on a Kubernetes cluster. This step requires the EKS cluster from step 1 to be up and running. Pulumi Kubernetes Helm Chart Documentation

    Below is a detailed TypeScript program for Pulumi that performs these steps:

    import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; import * as aws from "@pulumi/aws"; import * as eks from "@pulumi/eks"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create an EKS cluster. const cluster = new eks.Cluster("my-eks-cluster", { // Specify the desired version of Kubernetes. version: "1.21", // Specify additional settings here (e.g., node size, scaling options, vpc configuration) }); // Export the cluster's kubeconfig. export const kubeconfig = cluster.kubeconfig; // Create a provider that uses our EKS cluster's kubeconfig. const provider = new k8s.Provider("k8s-provider", { kubeconfig: cluster.kubeconfig, }); // Deploy Kimai helm chart using the providers configuration from our created EKS cluster. const kimaiChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("kimai", { // fetchOpts can be configured to point to a specific Helm repo if necessary. chart: "kimai", // The version of the chart to deploy. This should be the version number from the Helm chart repository. version: "x.y.z", // Please replace x.y.z with the desired chart version // Supply appropriate values to configure Kimai chart. values: { // Add the necessary values for the Kimai chart here. }, }, { provider }); // Export any additional resources that might be useful. // For example, you may want to export the URL of the Load Balancer. // This would require you to extract the specific service from the helm chart and map it to a LoadBalancer endpoint. // Note: Make sure to update the Helm chart version and provide configuration values // according to your requirements and the specifics of the Kimai chart.

    This Pulumi program defines and creates an EKS cluster and deploys the Kimai time tracking system using its respective Helm chart. Here's a brief explanation of some important components:

    • EKS Cluster: The eks.Cluster creates a managed Kubernetes cluster on AWS EKS. The version field specifies which Kubernetes version to use.

    • Kubeconfig: The kubeconfig is the configuration required by kubectl and other Kubernetes-aware tooling in order to connect and authenticate to the EKS cluster.

    • Kubernetes Provider: The k8s.Provider references the kubeconfig of the provisioned EKS cluster, ensuring that resources are created in the right context.

    • Helm Chart: The k8s.helm.v3.Chart specifies which Helm chart to deploy (in this case "kimai") and its version. The values field is used to adjust any configurations required by the chart (like setting up persistence, ingress, choosing a database, etc.).

    Before running this Pulumi program, ensure you have Pulumi installed and properly set up with your AWS credentials configured. Also, replace "x.y.z" in the version field with the version of the Kimai Helm chart you wish to deploy. Finally, you can customize the values to suit your specific deployment needs (these value settings are found in the Helm chart's documentation or the values.yaml file).