1. Deploy the mqtt-connector helm chart on Rancher


    To deploy the MQTT connector Helm chart on Rancher using Pulumi, you'll first need to have a Rancher Kubernetes cluster set up and properly configured. In this context, we will simply demonstrate how to deploy a Helm chart, assuming that the cluster configuration and connection are already in place.

    Pulumi interacts with Kubernetes resources via the @pulumi/kubernetes provider, which is capable of deploying and managing resources such as Helm charts. When deploying to a Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster, you need ensure that your kubeconfig is set up correctly to point to the Rancher cluster.

    To manage Helm charts, Pulumi provides a helm.v3.Chart resource which is used to deploy a chart from a repository or a local path. In your case, you'll need to specify the name of the MQTT connector chart and its settings as needed.

    Below is a TypeScript program that demonstrates how to deploy a Helm chart to a Kubernetes cluster managed by Rancher:

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create a Helm Chart resource for the MQTT connector. You'll need to specify the correct repository // and chart name as per the Helm chart details. Ensure that the `kubeconfig` file is configured properly to // point to your Rancher-managed Kubernetes cluster. const mqttConnectorChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("mqtt-connector", { chart: "mqtt-connector", // Replace with the correct chart name version: "1.0.0", // Replace with the correct chart version fetchOpts: { repo: "https://<helm-chart-repo>", // Replace with the correct Helm repository URL }, // If there are any custom values you wish to override in the chart, // specify them here. Otherwise, this can be omitted or left empty. values: { // Custom values to configure the MQTT connector }, }); // Export the (likely) public IP address of the MQTT connector service export const mqttConnectorServiceIP = mqttConnectorChart.getResourceProperty( "v1/Service", "mqtt-connector", "status" ).apply(status => status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].ip);

    Explanation of the program:

    • We begin by importing the Kubernetes package from Pulumi.
    • We declare a Chart resource using new k8s.helm.v3.Chart. The first argument is the name by which we reference this Helm chart in our Pulumi program.
    • We provide it with details such as the chart name, the version, and the repository URL where the chart can be found. You'll need to fill in these details with the specific name, version, and URL appropriate for the MQTT connector Helm chart you're using.
    • We also outline how you can provide custom configurations to the Helm chart using the values field. This can include any specifics to the MQTT connector that you'd like to customize.
    • Finally, we attempt to export the public IP address of the MQTT connector. This assumes that the chart exposes a Kubernetes Service of type LoadBalancer and the cloud provider can provision an external IP.

    Note that before running the program with Pulumi, make sure that your Pulumi Kubernetes provider is configured to interact with your Rancher-managed cluster. You will have to ensure that your kubeconfig is set up correctly.

    Remember, the actual values for chart, version, and repo (along with the configuration within the values object) will depend on the specific MQTT connector chart you wish to deploy. You'll need to replace the placeholder values with the information specific to the Helm chart you're using.

    To run this Pulumi program, you would typically navigate to the directory containing the index.ts file and the Pulumi.yaml project file, and then use the Pulumi CLI with:

    1. pulumi up to preview and then perform the deployment.
    2. After successful deployment, Pulumi will print the exported IP address of the MQTT connector service.
    3. To clean up resources, you would use pulumi destroy.

    This is a high-level overview; you may need to handle other considerations specific to your environment or application requirements.