1. Deploy the kafka-connect-wrapper helm chart on Opensshift


    To deploy a Helm chart for kafka-connect-wrapper on an OpenShift cluster using Pulumi, you will typically perform the following steps:

    1. Set up the Pulumi project and install the necessary Pulumi Kubernetes provider.
    2. Write the TypeScript code to deploy the Helm chart using the Chart resource from Pulumi's Kubernetes provider.
    3. Review and run the Pulumi deployment.

    I'll provide you with a detailed breakdown of this process, along with a complete Pulumi TypeScript program that performs the deployment.


    Before you start, you should have the following prerequisites ready:

    • An OpenShift cluster where you have permissions to deploy applications.
    • Pulumi CLI installed and configured with your cloud provider credentials.
    • Node.js and npm installed to work with the TypeScript Pulumi program.
    • The Helm chart repository that contains kafka-connect-wrapper or access to it.

    Detailed Explanation

    First, you need to initialize a new Pulumi project if you haven't done so. Use the Pulumi CLI for this purpose. In your terminal or command line, navigate to the directory where you want to create the project and run:

    pulumi new kubernetes-typescript

    This command creates a new Pulumi project with the necessary configuration files and installs the @pulumi/kubernetes package, which provides the necessary resources to interact with Kubernetes.

    Next, you will use the Chart resource to deploy the Helm chart to your OpenShift cluster. The Chart resource is a higher-level abstraction that simplifies deploying Helm charts.

    You would need to have the Helm chart repository for kafka-connect-wrapper. If the Helm chart is already in a public repository, you can reference it directly in your Pulumi code. If it's a private repository or a local chart, you will need to provide the appropriate details like the repository URL or the local path to the chart.

    Now, let's look at the Pulumi TypeScript code that deploys the kafka-connect-wrapper Helm chart to an OpenShift cluster.

    import * as k8s from '@pulumi/kubernetes'; // Define the Kafka Connect Helm chart details. const kafkaConnectWrapperChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart('kafka-connect-wrapper', { chart: 'kafka-connect-wrapper', // If the chart is in a Helm repository, specify `repo` and `version`. // repo: 'https://<helm-chart-repository-url>', // version: '1.0.0', // specify the version of the chart you want to deploy // Specify chart values here, for example: values: { image: { repository: 'confluentinc/cp-kafka-connect', // Replace this with the actual image path for your Kafka Connect tag: 'latest' // Use a specific version in production }, // Add any other chart values required for the 'kafka-connect-wrapper' chart. }, // Optional: If your OpenShift cluster is not configured as the default context, // you may need to specify the kubeconfig and context for the cluster. // kubeconfig: '<path-to-your-kubeconfig>', // namespace: create a new namespace or specify an existing one where the chart should be installed. // For example: // namespace: 'kafka-connect-namespace', }); // Export the base URL for the Kafka Connect service, which can be used to interact with the Kafka Connect REST API. export const kafkaConnectBaseUrl = kafkaConnectWrapperChart.getResourceProperty( 'v1/Service', 'kafka-connect-wrapper-service', 'status' ).apply(status => `http://${status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname}`);

    Explanation of the Code

    • We import the Kubernetes package from Pulumi to interact with Kubernetes resources.
    • We create a new instance of Helm Chart, specifying the chart name as kafka-connect-wrapper. The exact name would depend on what it's called in the Helm repository or your local chart.
    • We pass in an object with details about the Helm chart:
      • chart: The name of the chart in the Helm repository.
      • repo: The URL of the Helm chart repository (if the chart is from a Helm repository).
      • version: The specific version of the chart you want to deploy (recommended for production setups).
      • values: An object containing values that override the default values in the chart's values.yaml file, for example, the image repository and tag.
      • kubeconfig (optional): The path to your kubeconfig file if your OpenShift's kubeconfig context isn't the default one.
      • namespace: The Kubernetes namespace where the chart should be installed. This is optional and if not specified, Pulumi uses the default namespace.
    • We export the base URL of the Kafka Connect service assuming it gets a LoadBalancer with an ingress hostname. This allows you to interact with the Kafka Connect REST API. Adjust this according to your OpenShift ingress configuration.

    Running the Program

    To deploy the Kafka Connect Helm chart to your OpenShift cluster, navigate to the directory where this Pulumi program is located, and run:

    pulumi up

    This command will prompt you to review the changes before they are applied to your cluster. Once confirmed, Pulumi will proceed with deploying the specified Helm chart.

    Keep in mind that this example assumes certain details about the Helm chart, and you'd need to adjust your values and resource options accordingly to your specific requirements and OpenShift configuration.