1. Deploy the grafana-misc-dashboards helm chart on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)


    To deploy the grafana-misc-dashboards Helm chart on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), we will go through a multi-step process using Pulumi and TypeScript.

    Steps to Achieve the Goal

    1. Provision an AKS Cluster: Using the ProvisionedCluster resource, we will create a new AKS cluster in Azure. This cluster will be the foundation where our applications and services will run.

    2. Deploy the Helm Chart: Once we have an AKS cluster, we will deploy the grafana-misc-dashboards Helm chart to the cluster using the Pulumi Kubernetes provider. This provider allows us to interact with our Kubernetes cluster to apply configurations, run services, and deploy applications.

    Detailed Steps and Pulumi Program:

    Let's start writing our Pulumi program to carry out each step.

    import * as azure from "@pulumi/azure-native"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; // Step 1: Provision an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Cluster // We are creating an AKS cluster with default configurations. // For production workloads, you would want to customize these configurations. const resourceGroupName = new azure.resources.ResourceGroup("resourceGroup", { resourceGroupName: "my-aks-rg", location: "EastUS", // Choose the appropriate Azure region }); const aksCluster = new azure.containerservice.ManagedCluster("aksCluster", { resourceGroupName: resourceGroupName.name, location: resourceGroupName.location, agentPoolProfiles: [{ count: 2, maxPods: 110, mode: "System", osDiskSizeGB: 30, osType: "Linux", vmSize: "Standard_DS2_v2", type: "VirtualMachineScaleSets", }], dnsPrefix: "aks-grafana", enableRBAC: true, kubernetesVersion: "1.21.2", // AKS Kubernetes version to use linuxProfile: { adminUsername: "adminuser", ssh: { publicKeys: [{ keyData: "ssh-rsa YOUR_SSH_PUBLIC_KEY", // Replace with your SSH public key }], }, }, }); // Export the AKS cluster name and Kubernetes configuration export const clusterName = aksCluster.name; export const kubeconfig = aksCluster.kubeConfigRaw; // Step 2: Deploy the grafana-misc-dashboards Helm Chart // This step assumes you have `grafana-misc-dashboards` chart available in a Helm repository // The helm chart will be applied with default values; You could also provide a custom `values` object to customize it const myK8sProvider = new k8s.Provider("k8sProvider", { kubeconfig: kubeconfig, }); const grafanaChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("grafana-misc-dashboards", { chart: "grafana-misc-dashboards", // Provide the correct repository name where the grafana chart is hosted // This also assumes you have added the repository to your Helm repos // with the command `helm repo add [repo name] [repo url]` // You would specify `repo` analogous to repository name. version: "1.2.3", // specify the version of the chart you want to deploy fetchOpts: { repo: "https://example.com/helm-charts", // Replace with the correct Helm repo URL }, }, { provider: myK8sProvider }); // Now, you will need to run `pulumi up` to provision the resources defined above. // After the deployment, you should have Grafana running in your AKS cluster.

    In the above program:

    • We first create a new resource group for our AKS cluster using azure.resources.ResourceGroup.
    • Then, we create an AKS cluster (azure.containerservice.ManagedCluster) within the resource group we created. We define properties such as the version of Kubernetes, VM size for nodes, and SSH access details.
    • We export the AKS cluster name and the raw Kubernetes configuration so it can be used by pulumi to manage resources within the cluster.
    • We set up the k8s.Provider which uses the exported kubeconfig to communicate with the AKS cluster.
    • We declare a Helm chart resource (k8s.helm.v3.Chart) which will deploy the grafana-misc-dashboards chart from the specified Helm repository into the AKS cluster. Replace "https://example.com/helm-charts" with the actual repository URL where grafana-misc-dashboards is hosted.
    • The export statement is used to expose cluster details that can be used to interact with the cluster outside of Pulumi, such as through kubectl.

    What to Do Next

    • You would need to install Pulumi CLI and configure it for Azure.
    • Replace YOUR_SSH_PUBLIC_KEY with the actual SSH public key you'd use to access AKS nodes.
    • Configure the Helm chart repository and ensure the grafana-misc-dashboards chart is available.
    • Run pulumi up to deploy your AKS cluster and Grafana application.
    • Access Grafana once it's deployed to configure your dashboards.

    Keep in mind that Helm and Kubernetes providers require specific access rights to interact with AKS; ensure your Pulumi setup has the right credentials. Enjoy your new Grafana dashboards on AKS!