1. Deploy the dapr-dashboard helm chart on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)


    To deploy the Dapr dashboard using a Helm chart on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), you'll need to follow several steps:

    1. Create an AKS cluster: Use the azure-native provider to build an AKS cluster. This step involves declaring a cluster resource and specifying the necessary properties such as the location, resource group, and cluster size.

    2. Install the Dapr dashboard: After the cluster is up and running, you can proceed to deploy the Dapr dashboard. Pulumi enables the use of Helm charts through the kubernetes provider. You will configure the Helm chart settings, which includes the chart version and any values you wish to override.

    Below is a Pulumi program in TypeScript that carries out these steps:

    import * as azure from "@pulumi/azure"; import * as azuread from "@pulumi/azuread"; import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create an Azure Resource Group const resourceGroup = new azure.core.ResourceGroup("resourceGroup", { location: "East US", // You can choose a different location }); // Create an AKS cluster for our Kubernetes services const cluster = new azure.containerservice.KubernetesCluster("aksCluster", { resourceGroupName: resourceGroup.name, defaultNodePool: { name: "default", nodeCount: 2, vmSize: "Standard_D2_v2", // You can choose a different VM size }, dnsPrefix: `${pulumi.getProject()}-${pulumi.getStack()}`, linuxProfile: { adminUsername: "adminuser", sshKey: { keyData: "ssh-rsa AAAAB3Nza...", // Replace with your actual SSH public key }, }, servicePrincipal: { clientId: "your-service-principal-client-id", clientSecret: "your-service-principal-client-secret", }, }); // Export the Kubeconfig export const kubeconfig = cluster.kubeConfigRaw; // Initialize a Pulumi Kubernetes provider using the AKS cluster's Kubeconfig const k8sProvider = new k8s.Provider("k8sProvider", { kubeconfig: cluster.kubeConfigRaw, }); // Deploy the Dapr dashboard Helm chart onto the AKS cluster const daprDashboardChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("dapr-dashboard", { chart: "dapr-dashboard", version: "0.6.0", // Replace with the version you want to deploy fetchOpts: { repo: "https://dapr.github.io/helm-charts/", }, }, { provider: k8sProvider }); // Export the dashboard service endpoint export const dashboardEndpoint = daprDashboardChart.getResourceProperty("v1/Service", "dapr-dashboard-dapr-dashboard", "status");

    Here's what's happening in the Pulumi program above:

    • First, we create an Azure resource group to hold our cluster resources. Replace "East US" with the desired Azure region.

    • Next, we declare an AKS cluster, specifying the number and size of nodes, the Linux user profile, and service principal credentials. Update the SSH key and service principal details using your own.

    • We export the kubeconfig of the cluster so that it can be used to interact with the cluster via kubectl.

    • A Pulumi Kubernetes provider is initialized using the kubeconfig of the AKS cluster. This provider is then used to manage resources in the AKS cluster.

    • We deploy the Dapr dashboard Helm chart by specifying its name, version, and repository URL. The repository URL should point to where Dapr Helm charts are hosted, in this case, Dapr's official Helm chart repository.

    • Finally, we export the Dapr dashboard service endpoint, which you can use to connect to the deployed dashboard once it's up and running.

    Remember to replace the placeholders (your-service-principal-client-id, your-service-principal-client-secret, and SSH public key) with your actual service principal credentials and SSH public key.

    To run this Pulumi program, you'll first ensure that you have Pulumi installed and configured for TypeScript along with the @pulumi/azure, @pulumi/azuread, and @pulumi/kubernetes npm packages. Save the code to a index.ts file and deploy with pulumi up.

    Please note, Azure may have changed since my knowledge cut-off in early 2023, ensure you are using the correct service principal and other deployment specifics updated to your current date requirements.