1. Deploy the ibm-object-storage-plugin helm chart on Kubernetes


    To deploy the IBM Object Storage plugin Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster using Pulumi, we'll go through the steps required to achieve this. We will be using the Pulumi Kubernetes provider to deploy a Helm chart. Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes, which allows you to define, install, and upgrade complex Kubernetes applications; and Helm charts are the packages that Helm uses.

    The Pulumi Kubernetes provider has a Chart resource that represents a Helm chart. Here's how you can use it:

    1. First, make sure you have a Kubernetes cluster up and running.
    2. You'll need to have Helm and Pulumi installed on your workstation.
    3. We'll define a Pulumi program in TypeScript to deploy the Helm chart for the IBM Object Storage plugin. Pulumi programs are written in standard programming languages and leverage existing language features like libraries, package management, and tools.

    The following program will deploy the Helm chart:

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; // Create a Kubernetes Provider to interact with the cluster const provider = new k8s.Provider("k8s-provider", { kubeconfig: ..., // Your kubeconfig content here }); // Define the Helm Chart resource for the IBM Object Storage plugin const ibmObjectStorageChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("ibm-object-storage-plugin", { chart: "ibm-object-storage-plugin", // The name of the Helm chart // Depending on where the chart is hosted, you might need to specify a repository. repositoryOpts: { repo: "https://charts.your-ibm-object-storage-repo.com", // Replace with the actual repository URL }, version: "x.y.z", // Specify the chart version if needed namespace: "default", // The namespace where you want to deploy the chart // If the chart requires any values, they can be passed like this: values: { // Values expected by the ibm-object-storage-plugin chart }, }, { provider: provider }); // Export useful information, such as the chart status export const chartStatus = ibmObjectStorageChart.status;

    Replace the kubeconfig, repositoryOpts.repo, and values with the actual data required for your use case.

    In this program, the k8s.Provider object is used to establish communication with your Kubernetes cluster using your kubeconfig file. The kubeconfig content can be provided directly to the kubeconfig property inside the provider or it can be automatically sourced from your environment if you have already configured kubectl to access your cluster.

    The k8s.helm.v3.Chart resource denotes a Helm chart. You provide it with the name of the chart, the namespace where it will be deployed, and any additional configuration values needed by the chart.

    After deploying the chart with pulumi up, the chart's status will be exported, which you can use to track the deployment of your IBM Object Storage plugin.

    To run this program:

    1. Save it as index.ts in a new Pulumi project directory.
    2. Ensure that you have the Pulumi CLI and Helm CLI installed and configured.
    3. Run npm install to fetch the required npm modules.
    4. Run pulumi stack init to create a new stack for your deployment.
    5. Use pulumi up to start the deployment. Pulumi will show you a preview of the resources to be created and prompt for confirmation before proceeding.

    For more information on the Chart resource and what properties and methods it offers, refer to the Pulumi Kubernetes API documentation.

    Remember to replace the placeholders with your actual cluster information and Helm chart details. If the IBM Object Storage plugin has specific configuration parameters, you should populate the values object accordingly.