1. Deploy the services-kafka helm chart on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)


    To deploy the services-kafka Helm chart on an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster, you will need to follow several steps using Pulumi.

    First, you need to create an AKS cluster if you don't have one already. This involves specifying details about the cluster, such as the number of nodes, the VM size for the nodes, and any other Kubernetes-specific configurations.

    Once you have your cluster, you will install the Helm chart for Kafka into your AKS cluster. Pulumi has a Chart resource in the Kubernetes provider that makes it easy to deploy Helm charts.

    Below is a Pulumi program written in TypeScript that creates an AKS cluster and then deploys the services-kafka Helm chart to it:

    import * as azure from "@pulumi/azure"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; // Step 1: Create the AKS cluster const name = "myakscluster"; const resourceGroup = new azure.core.ResourceGroup(name, { location: "West US", // You can choose the appropriate region }); // Create an AKS cluster const cluster = new azure.containerservice.KubernetesCluster(name, { // Provide your desired settings for the AKS cluster resourceGroupName: resourceGroup.name, location: resourceGroup.location, defaultNodePool: { name: "default", nodeCount: 2, // Specify the number of nodes vmSize: "Standard_DS2_v2", // Choose the VM size }, dnsPrefix: `${name}-kube`, linuxProfile: { adminUsername: "adminuser", // Replace <YOUR_SSH_PUBLIC_KEY> with your actual SSH public key string sshKey: { keyData: "<YOUR_SSH_PUBLIC_KEY>", }, }, servicePrincipal: { // Provide a Service Principal for the AKS cluster clientId: "<YOUR_SERVICE_PRINCIPAL_ID>", clientSecret: "<YOUR_SERVICE_PRINCIPAL_SECRET>", }, identity: { type: "SystemAssigned", }, }); // Export the kubeconfig to access your cluster export const kubeconfig = cluster.kubeConfigRaw; // Step 2: Deploy the `services-kafka` Helm chart into the AKS cluster const k8sProvider = new k8s.Provider("k8sprovider", { kubeconfig: cluster.kubeConfigRaw, }); // Deploy the Kafka Helm chart using the k8s provider configured with the AKS cluster's kubeconfig const kafkaChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("services-kafka", { chart: "kafka", version: "12.3.1", // Specify chart version namespace: "default", // Specify the namespace (if needed) fetchOpts: { repo: "https://charts.bitnami.com/bitnami", }, }, { provider: k8sProvider }); // Optionally export the Kafka service endpoint if it's exposed as LoadBalancer/NodePort for external access // This will depend on the `services-kafka` Helm chart values you configure export const kafkaEndpoint = kafkaChart.getResourceProperty( "v1/Service", "services-kafka", "status", "loadBalancer", "ingress", 0, "ip" );


    • ResourceGroup: We create an Azure Resource Group to organize all the resources related to the AKS cluster. We specify the location for our resources.
    • KubernetesCluster: This is the AKS cluster resource definition. You'll need to replace placeholders (like <YOUR_SSH_PUBLIC_KEY>, etc.) with your actual configuration values. The nodeCount and vmSize determine the cluster's size and the type of VM used for the nodes.
    • kubeconfig export: We export the raw Kubeconfig of the created AKS cluster so that you can use kubectl or other tools to interact with your Kubernetes cluster outside of Pulumi.
    • Kubernetes Provider: This sets up the provider to interact with the AKS cluster using the Kubeconfig we obtained from the cluster.
    • Helm Chart: We deploy the kafka Helm chart from the Bitnami repository. The version is the specific version of the chart to use. namespace specifies where to install the chart in the Kubernetes cluster.
    • kafkaEndpoint export: We extract and export the LoadBalancer IP of the Kafka service for external access. This step depends on how the Kafka service is exposed in the Helm chart values (as a LoadBalancer, NodePort, etc.).

    Make sure to install the required Pulumi packages before running the program:

    npm install @pulumi/azure @pulumi/kubernetes @pulumi/pulumi

    Once complete, run the Pulumi program with the pulumi up command to deploy your infrastructure. After confirming that the plan is correct, the AKS cluster will be provisioned, and the Kafka Helm chart will be deployed.