1. Deploy the suitecrm helm chart on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)


    To deploy the SuiteCRM Helm chart on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), you'll need to perform several steps.

    First, you need to create a GKE cluster where your application will be hosted. Then, you'll need to deploy the SuiteCRM Helm chart to this GKE cluster.

    Here's what each of these steps involves:

    1. Creating a GKE Cluster: This involves setting up a GKE cluster in your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) project. You'll need to define the properties of the cluster such as the machine type, the number of nodes, and other configurations.

    2. Deploying Helm Chart: After setting up the GKE cluster, you need to install the SuiteCRM Helm chart to the Kubernetes cluster. Helm charts are packages of pre-configured Kubernetes resources.

    Below is the Pulumi program in TypeScript to set up a GKE cluster and deploy a Helm chart for SuiteCRM.


    Before running this program, you will need to have Pulumi installed and set up along with the necessary Pulumi GCP provider. You'll also need kubectl and Helm installed for interacting with your Kubernetes cluster and to install Helm charts respectively.

    Make sure you have authenticated with GCP with the necessary permissions to create and manage GKE clusters.

    Pulumi Program

    import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; import * as gcp from "@pulumi/gcp"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create a GKE cluster. const cluster = new gcp.container.Cluster("suitecrm-cluster", { initialNodeCount: 2, minMasterVersion: "latest", // Ensure you are using an up-to-date master version nodeVersion: "latest", // and node version for security and compatibility nodeConfig: { machineType: "n1-standard-1", // This is a cost-effective default machine type oauthScopes: [ "https://www.googleapis.com/auth/cloud-platform", ], }, }); // Export the Cluster name export const clusterName = cluster.name; // Export the Kubeconfig for the GKE cluster export const kubeconfig = pulumi. all([cluster.name, cluster.endpoint, cluster.masterAuth]). apply(([name, endpoint, masterAuth]) => { const context = `${gcp.config.project}_${gcp.config.zone}_${name}`; return `apiVersion: v1 clusters: - cluster: certificate-authority-data: ${masterAuth.clusterCaCertificate} server: https://${endpoint} name: ${context} contexts: - context: cluster: ${context} user: ${context} name: ${context} current-context: ${context} kind: Config preferences: {} users: - name: ${context} user: auth-provider: config: cmd-args: config config-helper --format=json cmd-path: gcloud expiry-key: '{.credential.token_expiry}' token-key: '{.credential.access_token}' name: gcp `; }); // Create a Kubernetes provider instance that uses our cluster from above. const provider = new k8s.Provider("gke-k8s", { kubeconfig: kubeconfig, }); // Deploy SuiteCRM Helm chart using the Kubernetes provider. const suitecrmChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("suitecrm", { chart: "suitecrm", // This chart name is assumed to be in the official Helm chart repository fetchOpts:{ repo: "https://charts.bitnami.com/bitnami", // Replace with the appropriate Helm repo URL }, version: "8.0.4", // Replace with the desired Chart version values: { // Define necessary values for your SuiteCRM chart // e.g., to enable ingress, you'd add the following: // ingress: { // enabled: true, // hostname: "suitecrm.yourdomain.com" // }, // Alternatively, you could use a separate values file and read the contents: // ...values: pulumi.all([pulumi.output(fs.readFileSync("values.yaml"))]), }, }, { provider: provider }); // Export the Helm Chart name export const suitecrmChartName = suitecrmChart.name;

    In the program:

    • A GKE cluster is set up with a minimum of 2 nodes using the n1-standard-1 machine type, which balances cost and capacity. This cluster is established in the default configuration with OAuth scopes allowing full access but limited to the cluster by GCP IAM.
    • The Kubeconfig needed to access the cluster from your local machine is exported. This can be used with kubectl to interact with your GKE cluster.
    • A Kubernetes Provider is created, which specifies that Pulumi commands should interact with this newly-created GKE cluster.
    • Finally, the SuiteCRM Helm chart is deployed using the Kubernetes Provider. The chart name and version correspond to the SuiteCRM chart you want to deploy. Ensure that you specify the correct repository URL and version to use.

    You can run this Pulumi program using:

    pulumi up

    After confirming the preview, Pulumi will execute the plan and create the resources.

    Once deployed, you can use kubectl (with the generated Kubeconfig) and helm to manage your application in the GKE cluster. You can find more configuration options for the SuiteCRM chart by searching for its documentation or using helm show values bitnami/suitecrm.