1. Deploy the ibm-datapower-operator helm chart on Opensshift


    Deploying a Helm chart on an OpenShift cluster involves several steps, including setting up the Kubernetes provider for OpenShift, and then using the Helm Chart resource to deploy the chart. OpenShift is a distribution of Kubernetes optimized for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment.

    Here's a step-by-step guide on how you would deploy the ibm-datapower-operator Helm chart on OpenShift using Pulumi with TypeScript:


    • Ensure you have access to an OpenShift cluster.
    • Make sure you have Pulumi installed and configured for use with your OpenShift cluster.
    • Install Node.js and npm, which are required for running the Pulumi TypeScript programs.

    Step 1: Setting up a Pulumi Project

    First, you need to create a new Pulumi project. On your terminal, run the following commands:

    mkdir ibm-datapower-operator-deployment cd ibm-datapower-operator-deployment pulumi new typescript

    This will create a new Pulumi project and generate the necessary files for you to get started.

    Step 2: Define the OpenShift Provider

    For this step, we'll ensure the Kubernetes provider used by Pulumi is properly set up to interact with the OpenShift cluster. This typically requires setting the KUBECONFIG environment variable or via the kubeconfig Pulumi configuration.

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Use an existing Kubeconfig or define your OpenShift cluster configuration const openshiftProvider = new k8s.Provider("openshiftProvider", { kubeconfig: process.env.KUBECONFIG, // Ensure the KUBECONFIG environment variable is set });

    Step 3: Deploying the Helm Chart

    Next, you will define the Helm chart you want to deploy – in this case, ibm-datapower-operator. You'll use the Chart resource from Pulumi's Kubernetes provider to deploy this Helm chart into your OpenShift cluster.

    import * as helm from "@pulumi/kubernetes/helm"; // Deploy the ibm-datapower-operator Helm chart const datapowerOperatorChart = new helm.v3.Chart("ibm-datapower-operator", { chart: "ibm-datapower-operator", // Ensure you have the correct repo added or specify the repo URL here repo: "IBM repo URL", // Replace with IBM Helm chart repository URL version: "chart version", // Replace with the specific chart version you want to deploy namespace: "target-namespace", // Specify the namespace where the operator will be deployed }, { provider: openshiftProvider });

    In this code snippet, you are deploying the ibm-datapower-operator Helm chart. Make sure to replace the "IBM repo URL" with the actual repository URL for the IBM Helm charts, and "chart version" with the specific version of the Helm chart that you want to use.

    Step 4: Exporting Deployment Details

    After the chart is deployed, you might want to export specific details such as the namespace or other metadata associated with your deployment.

    // Export the namespace of the Helm chart export const namespace = datapowerOperatorChart.namespace; // Additional outputs can also be exported if required

    Step 5: Running Pulumi

    To run the Pulumi program and apply your deployment, you'll need to use the Pulumi CLI. Run the following command in your terminal:

    pulumi up

    This will prompt you to confirm the deployment based on the plan Pulumi shows you. Once you accept, Pulumi will provision the resources as described in your program.


    This Pulumi program will deploy the ibm-datapower-operator Helm chart to your OpenShift cluster. It automatically handles the communication with the cluster using your kubeconfig file. If you make any changes to your Pulumi program, such as updating the chart version or changing configuration values, running pulumi up will apply the changes to your cluster.

    Remember to review the Helm chart documentation and values.yaml file provided by IBM for all the configurable options available for the ibm-datapower-operator. You can provide custom values to the helm chart by specifying the values parameter in the Chart resource.

    For more details and resources, consult the Pulumi Kubernetes Provider documentation and IBM's official helm chart repository for the ibm-datapower-operator and its documentation.