1. Deploy the irods-csi-driver helm chart on Rancher


    To deploy the irods-csi-driver Helm chart on a Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster, you will need to perform several steps:

    1. Ensure you have a Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster available.
    2. Install and configure the Pulumi CLI and set up the rancher2 provider.
    3. Write a Pulumi program to deploy the irods-csi-driver Helm chart.

    Here is a Pulumi TypeScript program that demonstrates how to deploy a Helm chart on Rancher:

    import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; import * as rancher2 from "@pulumi/rancher2"; // Create a new rancher2 provider instance const rancher2Provider = new rancher2.Provider("rancher", { // You must have an API key and configure these variables with the appropriate values. apiToken: "xxxxx", apiUrl: "https://your-rancher-api-url.com", // Depending on the Rancher Server version and cluster setup, additional configurations may be required. }); // Get a reference to the cluster where we want to deploy our application const clusterId = "your-cluster-id"; // Replace with the actual cluster ID const cluster = new rancher2.Cluster("cluster", {id: clusterId}, {provider: rancher2Provider}); // Deploying the irods-csi-driver using the Helm chart const irodsCsiDriverChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("irods-csi-driver-chart", { // The chart and the version must exist in the Helm repository accessible by the Kubernetes cluster. chart: "irods-csi-driver", version: "x.y.z", // Replace with the chart version you want to deploy // Values can be set to customize the Helm chart. Check the chart's `values.yaml` for configurable options. values: { // Specify any values that you want to override. This is just an example. someConfig: "someValue", }, }, { provider: new k8s.Provider("k8s-provider", { // Ensure you configured the kubeconfig correctly kubeconfig: cluster.kubeConfig, // This will use the kubeconfig of the referenced Rancher cluster }), dependsOn: [cluster], // Ensure that the cluster is set up before deploying the chart }); // Export the name of the chart export const chartName = irodsCsiDriverChart.name;

    This program consists of several important parts:

    • Rancher2 Provider: Before running this program, ensure that you have set up the Rancher2 provider with the appropriate credentials. You need to replace "xxxxx" with your actual Rancher API token and "https://your-rancher-api-url.com" with the URL of your Rancher server.

    • Cluster Configuration: You need to have the ID of the Kubernetes cluster managed by Rancher that you are targeting. Replace "your-cluster-id" with the actual cluster ID.

    • Helm Chart Deployment: The k8s.helm.v3.Chart class is used to deploy a Helm chart. In this case, we're deploying the irods-csi-driver chart. You need to specify the Helm chart's name, the version, and any custom values that you want to override.

    • Dependencies and Kubeconfig: The dependsOn attribute ensures that the Helm chart deployment waits for the Rancher cluster to be ready. The kubeconfig attribute of the k8s provider is set to the kubeconfig of the Rancher cluster. This is critical for Pulumi to interact with the right Kubernetes cluster.

    Note that you'd also have to make sure you have access to the Helm repository where the irods-csi-driver chart is hosted and that the values match the configurable options of the Helm chart.

    Once everything is set up, you can deploy this Pulumi program using standard Pulumi CLI commands:

    pulumi up

    Remember to replace placeholders with actual values relevant to your Rancher and Kubernetes configuration.