1. Deploy the ucloud-exporter helm chart on Rancher


    Deploying a Helm chart on Rancher involves several steps: you would typically need to have a Rancher instance running, have access credentials to it, and ensure you can manage the cluster from Pulumi. However, when dealing with Helm charts specifically, Pulumi does not have a direct integration for deploying Helm charts exclusively within Rancher, as it does by using native Helm, Kubernetes, or cloud provider resources.

    Rancher manages Kubernetes clusters, and Pulumi does have support for deploying Helm charts on a Kubernetes cluster. If you have the kubeconfig file for the Kubernetes cluster managed by Rancher, you can use Pulumi to deploy to that cluster as you would with any Kubernetes cluster.

    Here's how you could deploy a Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster that Rancher manages:

    1. Setting Up the Pulumi Project: Ensure that you have a Pulumi project set up and configured to use the appropriate cluster via the kubeconfig file.

    2. Creating the Kubernetes Provider: Utilize the Kubernetes provider in Pulumi to interact with the Kubernetes cluster.

    3. Deploying the Helm Chart: Use Pulumi's Chart resource to deploy the ucloud-exporter Helm chart.

    Below is a TypeScript program that illustrates how you can use Pulumi to deploy a Helm chart to a Kubernetes cluster. Replace path-to-kubeconfig with the actual path to your kubeconfig file that Rancher provides.

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create a Kubernetes provider instance using the kubeconfig file for your Rancher-managed cluster. const clusterProvider = new k8s.Provider("rancher-k8s", { kubeconfig: `path-to-kubeconfig`, }); // Deploy the ucloud-exporter Helm chart. const ucloudExporter = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("ucloud-exporter", { chart: "ucloud-exporter", // The name of the chart. Replace with the correct chart name if different. version: "1.0.0", // Specify the version of the helm chart. fetchOpts:{ repo: "http://helm-repository-url/", // Replace with the Helm repository URL where the chart is located. } }, { provider: clusterProvider }); export const helmChartName = ucloudExporter.metadata.apply(metadata => metadata.name);


    • Kubernetes Provider: The Provider resource configures the Kubernetes provider with the kubeconfig from the Rancher-managed cluster. This allows Pulumi to communicate with your cluster.

    • Helm Chart: The Chart resource is how Pulumi deploys Helm charts. In the example, ucloud-exporter is assumed to be the name of the chart you want to deploy. You will need to specify the version and the repo where the Helm chart is located. These should match the details of the ucloud-exporter Helm chart you intend to deploy.

    • Export: At the end of the program, we're exporting the name of the deployed Helm chart so you can easily identify it in the output from the Pulumi CLI.

    You will also need the Helm chart repository where the ucloud-exporter chart is hosted. Replace http://helm-repository-url/ with the actual URL.

    Remember, this code assumes you are already authenticated with the Pulumi CLI and have set up your Kubernetes cluster with Rancher. Ensure that you run pulumi up within your Pulumi project to execute this deployment.

    Keep in mind that if ucloud-exporter is a custom Helm chart made particularly for Rancher, or if it requires some specific Rancher configurations, you may need to adjust its settings and values to be compatible with the standard Kubernetes API that Pulumi interacts with.