1. Deploy the argo-app-manager helm chart on Rancher


    To deploy the Argo CD ApplicationSet Controller, which is part of the Argo Project, using a Helm chart onto a Kubernetes cluster managed by Rancher, you'll first need to have access to a Kubernetes cluster in Rancher. Pulumi doesn't currently have a specific resource for Helm charts, but we can use the pulumi/kubernetes provider to perform Helm chart deployments.

    The following Pulumi program in TypeScript will guide you through setting up the prerequisites and deploying the Argo CD ApplicationSet Controller via Helm. The helm.v3.Chart resource from the @pulumi/kubernetes package will be used for this purpose.

    Before you begin, you'll need to ensure that:

    1. You have Pulumi installed and set up.
    2. You have access to a Kubernetes cluster managed by Rancher and have kubectl configured to interact with it.
    3. You have the required permissions to deploy resources to the cluster.

    Here's the step-by-step guide and the corresponding Pulumi TypeScript program:

    Detailed Explanation

    Import the Required Packages

    First, import the necessary packages: @pulumi/pulumi for core Pulumi functionalities and @pulumi/kubernetes to interact with Kubernetes resources including deploying a Helm chart.

    Configure Kubernetes Provider

    Next, set up a Kubernetes provider to connect to your Rancher Kubernetes cluster. The configuration for the provider typically comes from the local kubeconfig file generated by rancher2 or can be explicitly passed to the Pulumi Kubernetes provider if needed.

    Deploy the Helm Chart

    Now, you can use the helm.v3.Chart class to deploy the Argo CD ApplicationSet Controller Helm Chart. You'll need to specify several options like the chart name, version, and repository URL, and you may need to provide custom values via the values property to customize the deployment.

    Export the Outcome

    After the deployment, it may be useful to export certain information, like the Argo CD server URL or other relevant data that can be used to access the deployed application.

    Pulumi TypeScript Program

    import * as pulumi from '@pulumi/pulumi'; import * as k8s from '@pulumi/kubernetes'; // Initialize a Kubernetes provider configured from the local kubeconfig file const k8sProvider = new k8s.Provider('k8s-provider', { kubeconfig: pulumi.output(pulumi.getStackReference('my-org/my-rancher-cluster-stack')).apply(s => s.outputs.kubeconfig), }); // Define the Helm chart for the Argo CD ApplicationSet Controller const argoAppSetController = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart('argo-appset-controller', { chart: 'argo-cd-applicationset-controller', version: '1.0.0', // Replace with the desired chart version fetchOpts: { repo: 'https://argoproj.github.io/argo-helm', // Repository URL where the chart is located }, // You can customize the chart values here if needed // values: { // ... // } }, { provider: k8sProvider }); // Export the name of the deployed chart export const chartName = argoAppSetController.metadata.apply(metadata => metadata.name);

    Make sure to replace 'my-org/my-rancher-cluster-stack' with the appropriate stack reference that contains your Rancher Kubernetes cluster configuration.

    With this program, Pulumi understands that it needs to deploy a Helm chart named 'argo-appset-controller' from the Argo project's Helm repository to the configured Kubernetes cluster.

    Run the above program by executing pulumi up, and Pulumi will perform the deployment to your Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster.

    Remember, if you're customizing the values for the Helm chart or have specific configurations, you would add or adjust the key-value pairs in the values section of the Chart resource. It's also possible to use a local values file by loading it into the program and passing it to the chart.

    Keep in mind that while Pulumi automates deployment tasks, understanding Kubernetes, Helm, and ArgoCD concepts is crucial for troubleshooting and maintaining the deployed resources.