1. Deploy the dapr-dashboard helm chart on AWS EKS


    To deploy the Dapr dashboard Helm chart on an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) cluster, we will need to follow several steps:

    1. Create an EKS cluster: We will use Pulumi's AWS provider to create an EKS cluster.
    2. Configure kubectl: Pulumi allows us to automatically configure the kubectl context, which we will use for interacting with the Kubernetes cluster.
    3. Install the Helm chart: We will use Pulumi's Kubernetes provider to deploy the Dapr dashboard by specifying the Helm chart in the Pulumi program.

    Below is a detailed explanation followed by a TypeScript program that carries out these steps.

    Detailed Explanation

    EKS Cluster Creation

    We start by creating an EKS cluster using aws.eks.Cluster. We must specify certain required properties like roleArn for the IAM role that provides permissions for the EKS cluster and vpcConfig to establish the VPC where the cluster will be running. The cluster will also need a nodegroup to provision worker nodes that the Kubernetes pods would be scheduled on.

    Configure kubectl

    Pulumi's EKS library provides abstractions to work with Kubernetes resources. Once the EKS cluster is provisioned, Pulumi can automatically configure kubectl to interact with the cluster by setting up the necessary kubeconfig.

    Helm Chart Installation

    Dapr's dashboard can be installed using its Helm chart. We will refer to kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart to deploy the Dapr dashboard Helm chart. We need to specify the chart name and repository location within the Chart resource, along with any configuration values required by the Helm chart.

    Let's proceed with the program:

    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-cluster", { // Reference the correct role and subnets from your environment roleArn: "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/EksClusterRole", vpcConfig: { // Replace with the appropriate VPC ID and subnet IDs for your environment vpcId: "vpc-0abcdef1234567890", subnetIds: ["subnet-abcdef01234567890", "subnet-0123456789abcdef0"], }, }); // Export the kubeconfig export const kubeconfig = cluster.kubeconfig; // Create a Helm chart resource that deploys the Dapr dashboard const daprDashboardChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("dapr-dashboard", { chart: "dapr-dashboard", version: "x.y.z", // Replace with the specific chart version you want to deploy fetchOpts: { repo: "https://dapr.github.io/helm-charts/", }, }, { provider: cluster.provider }); // Export the dashboard URL export const dashboardUrl = cluster.getKubernetesDashboardUrl();

    In the above TypeScript program, replace the placeholders for the roleArn, vpcId, and subnetIds with the actual values from your AWS environment. Also, update the chart version to the version you intend to use.

    Once you run this code with Pulumi (pulumi up), it will initiate the creation of an EKS cluster and, after that, deploy the Dapr dashboard using the Helm chart. The cluster's kubeconfig is exported, which can be used to interact with your EKS cluster. Additionally, the dashboard URL is also exported, which you can use to access the dashboard once it is deployed.

    Remember that creating an EKS cluster can incur costs in your AWS account, and the creation process can take several minutes to complete. Be patient and check the Pulumi CLI output for progress updates. After the deployment, make sure to manage the resources appropriately to avoid unnecessary charges.