1. Deploy the argocd-instance helm chart on Kubernetes


    To deploy the argocd-instance Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster using Pulumi, you will utilize the kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart resource from the Pulumi Kubernetes provider. This allows you to manage Helm chart releases within your Pulumi program.

    Before you begin, ensure that you have the following prerequisites:

    • Installed Pulumi CLI and set up your Pulumi project.
    • Configured Kubernetes provider for Pulumi, which often involves having kubectl configured to communicate with your cluster or using a kubeconfig file.
    • Have access to a Kubernetes cluster where you can deploy the Helm chart.

    The following TypeScript program will deploy the argocd-instance Helm chart into the default namespace of the connected Kubernetes cluster. In this example, we assume that the chart is publicly available in a Helm repository.

    import * as kubernetes from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Define the settings for the ArgoCD Helm chart const argoCDChart = new kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart("argocd-instance", { // Specify the chart name and repository details chart: "argo-cd", version: "4.10.15", // Use a specific version of the chart for consistency fetchOpts: { repo: "https://argoproj.github.io/argo-helm", // The Helm repository URL for ArgoCD }, // Provide custom values for the chart values: { // Customize the ArgoCD values as per your needs. Here is an example: server: { service: { type: "LoadBalancer", // Expose ArgoCD server using a LoadBalancer service }, }, }, }); // Export the ArgoCD server URL for easy access export const argoCDServerURL = argoCDChart .getResourceProperty("v1/Service", "argocd-instance-argo-cd-argocd-server", "status") .apply(status => `http://${status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname}`);


    • The @pulumi/kubernetes package is imported to access the Kubernetes resources that Pulumi provides.
    • An instance of kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart is created named argocd-instance. This represents the deployment of the ArgoCD Helm chart.
      • The chart property is set to argo-cd, which is the name of the ArgoCD chart in the repository.
      • The version property specifies the version of the Helm chart that you want to deploy, which aids in ensuring deterministic deployments.
      • The fetchOpts.repo contains the URL to the Helm repository where the ArgoCD chart is hosted.
      • The values property allows you to customize the Helm chart parameters. Here, the server.service.type is set to LoadBalancer to expose the ArgoCD server on an external IP provided by the cloud provider.
    • Finally, an export for argoCDServerURL is declared to fetch the LoadBalancer hostname/IP once ArgoCD is deployed, making it easier to access the ArgoCD server.

    After running this Pulumi program, you'll deploy the argocd-instance Helm chart to your Kubernetes cluster. Please note, this example assumes all external dependencies, such as Helm repository access, are working as expected.

    For more information on using Helm charts with Pulumi, you can refer to the Pulumi documentation for Helm charts.