1. Deploy the quay helm chart on Rancher


    Deploying a Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster managed by Rancher can be accomplished with Pulumi by writing a program that automates the deployment process. The process involves the following main steps:

    1. Importing the necessary Pulumi Rancher2 package to interact with Rancher.
    2. Configuring access to your Rancher server.
    3. Defining the Kubernetes cluster where you want to deploy the Helm chart.
    4. Deploying the Quay Helm chart to the specified cluster.

    Before proceeding with the program, ensure that you've set up a Rancher environment and have access to your Rancher server and a Kubernetes cluster that's managed by it. You also need kubectl access to the cluster and the Helm CLI installed in your environment for Helm chart management.

    Here's a Pulumi TypeScript program that deploys the Quay Helm chart on a Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster:

    import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; import * as rancher2 from "@pulumi/rancher2"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; import * as random from "@pulumi/random"; // Configuration for the Rancher provider const rancherConfig = new pulumi.Config("rancher2"); const rancherApiUrl = rancherConfig.require("apiUrl"); // Your Rancher API URL const rancherAccessToken = rancherConfig.require("accessToken"); // Your Rancher Access Token const clusterId = rancherConfig.require("clusterId"); // Cluster ID where you want to deploy Quay // Instantiate the Rancher provider const rancherProvider = new rancher2.Provider("rancher", { apiUrl: rancherApiUrl, accessKey: rancherAccessToken, }); // Reference an existing cluster in Rancher const cluster = rancher2.getCluster({ name: clusterId }, { provider: rancherProvider }); // Instantiate a Kubernetes provider from the Rancher cluster's kubeconfig const k8sProvider = new k8s.Provider("k8sProvider", { kubeconfig: cluster.kubeConfig, }); // Deploy the Quay Helm chart using the Kubernetes provider const quayChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("quay", { chart: "quay", version: "3.5.1", // Specify the version of Quay you want to install fetchOpts:{ repo: "https://quay.github.io/quay-charts" // Quay Helm repository }, namespace: "default", // Specify the namespace where you want to install Quay }, { provider: k8sProvider }); // Export the Quay service URL export const quayUrl = quayChart.getResourceProperty("v1/Service", "quay-quay", "status").apply(status => status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname);

    Make sure to replace the placeholder values for apiUrl, accessToken, and clusterId with your actual Rancher API URL, access token, and the ID of the cluster where you want to deploy the Quay Helm chart. You can set these configurations using Pulumi's configuration system:

    pulumi config set rancher2:apiUrl <RANCHER_API_URL> pulumi config set rancher2:accessToken <RANCHER_ACCESS_TOKEN> --secret pulumi config set rancher2:clusterId <CLUSTER_ID>

    Remember to execute pulumi up from your terminal to apply the program and deploy the Quay Helm chart. The process will interact with Rancher to retrieve the cluster's kubeconfig and then use that to communicate with the Kubernetes API and deploy the Helm chart.

    This program does the following:

    • Configures the Rancher provider to interact with your Rancher environment.
    • Retrieves the Kubernetes cluster data from Rancher.
    • Sets up a Kubernetes provider that targets the retrieved cluster.
    • Deploys the Quay Helm chart to the Kubernetes cluster using the Helm provider.

    After running pulumi up, the output will provide you with the URL of the Quay service, assuming it's being exposed via a load balancer. If not, you can configure it accordingly based on how you want to access Quay.

    Keep in mind that Pulumi programs are real programs that can be modular, tested, and versioned using standard programming practices and tools. This approach enables you to use the full power of programming languages to manage infrastructure effectively.