1. Deploy the ibm-ssp-ps helm chart on Kubernetes


    To deploy the ibm-ssp-ps helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster using Pulumi, you will first need to ensure you have a Kubernetes cluster up and running. Pulumi can also help you create a Kubernetes cluster on various cloud providers, but for the sake of this tutorial, I will focus on deploying the chart to an existing Kubernetes cluster.

    We'll be using the kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart resource from the @pulumi/kubernetes package to deploy the ibm-ssp-ps helm chart. This resource allows you to deploy Helm charts into a Kubernetes cluster. Helm helps you manage Kubernetes applications through Helm Charts, which are packages of pre-configured Kubernetes resources.

    Here's a step-by-step explanation of the Pulumi program in TypeScript that accomplishes the deployment:

    1. Import Dependencies: Import the necessary Pulumi and Kubernetes packages.
    2. Create a Helm Chart Resource: Use the kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart class to create an instance representing the helm chart you want to deploy.
    3. Chart Settings: Provide settings like the chart name, version, and any custom values you wish to override in the chart's default configuration.

    Below is a commented TypeScript program that deploys the ibm-ssp-ps helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster:

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Define the settings for the `ibm-ssp-ps` helm chart. const chartName = "ibm-ssp-ps"; const chartVersion = "x.x.x"; // Replace x.x.x with the actual chart version const chartRepo = "https://charts.your-repository.com"; // Replace with the actual Helm repo URL that hosts the `ibm-ssp-ps` chart. // Deploy the `ibm-ssp-ps` helm chart into the Kubernetes cluster. const sspPsChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart(chartName, { repo: chartRepo, chart: chartName, version: chartVersion, // You can specify custom values according to the helm chart's documentation values: { // ...Your custom values here }, }, { provider: // ... Your Kubernetes provider or leave blank to use the default context from kubeconfig }); export const chart_resources = sspPsChart.resources;

    To understand this program and use it:

    1. Install Node.js and npm: Ensure you have Node.js and npm installed on your machine to work with Pulumi and TypeScript.
    2. Install Pulumi CLI: Download and install the Pulumi CLI and set up your Pulumi account.
    3. Configure Kubernetes: You need kubectl configured to connect to your Kubernetes cluster. Pulumi uses the kubeconfig file to interact with your cluster.
    4. Install Pulumi Packages: Install the necessary Pulumi packages using npm by running npm install @pulumi/kubernetes.
    5. Replace Chart Details: Make sure to replace chartVersion and chartRepo with the appropriate values for the ibm-ssp-ps helm chart.
    6. Add Custom Values: Customize the values property if you want to override any of the default settings in the Helm chart.
    7. Initialize a Pulumi Project: Create a new directory for your Pulumi project and run pulumi new typescript inside it to initialize a new TypeScript project.
    8. Add the Code: Replace the contents of index.ts with the code provided above.
    9. Deploy: Use the pulumi up command to deploy your chart to the cluster.

    Remember to check the documentation for the ibm-ssp-ps helm chart to understand what values can be customized in the values object. After running pulumi up, Pulumi will show you a preview of the actions it will take and prompt for confirmation before making any changes to your cloud resources.