1. Deploy the nginx-files-server helm chart on Opensshift


    To deploy the nginx-files-server Helm chart on an OpenShift cluster, we will use Pulumi's Kubernetes provider.

    First, you would need to have access to an existing OpenShift cluster, which Pulumi will use to deploy resources. If you have not yet connected your Pulumi to your OpenShift instance, please follow the official Pulumi documentation to set up the Kubernetes provider for an OpenShift cluster.

    For our task, we will be using the Chart resource from the Pulumi Kubernetes Helm package. This resource lets you apply a Helm chart, which is a collection of pre-configured Kubernetes resources, from either a public or private chart repository. In this case, we're assuming that the nginx-files-server Helm chart exists and is available in a publicly accessible repository.

    Below you'll find a Pulumi TypeScript program that deploys the nginx-files-server Helm chart on OpenShift:

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // The repository where nginx-files-server Helm chart is located const chartRepo = "https://your-helm-chart-repository.com/"; // The version of the Helm chart you want to deploy const chartVersion = "1.0.0"; // The name of your Helm release const releaseName = "nginx-files-server"; // The Kubernetes namespace where this Helm chart will be deployed, // this has to be existing namespace or you can set it up separately. const namespace = "default"; // Replace with the proper namespace if necessary // Deploy the nginx-files-server Helm chart const nginxFilesServerChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart(releaseName, { chart: "nginx-files-server", version: chartVersion, fetchOpts: { repo: chartRepo, }, namespace: namespace, }); // Export the base URL for the nginx-files-server deployment export const nginxBaseUrl = nginxFilesServerChart.getResourceProperty("v1/Service", `${namespace}/${releaseName}-nginx-files-server`, "status").apply(status => status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname);

    In this program:

    • We import the @pulumi/kubernetes package to interact with Kubernetes resources.
    • We define variables such as chartRepo, chartVersion, releaseName, and namespace to configure our Helm release.
    • We create an instance of Chart with the nginx-files-server as the chart name and other configurations like the repository URL and namespace.
    • We export nginxBaseUrl, assuming your service will be exposed with a LoadBalancer and you need its hostname. If your setup is different, you might need to modify this part.

    Make sure to replace the chartRepo with the actual URL where the nginx-files-server chart is hosted and set the chartVersion to the version number you want to deploy. The namespace field should be set to the namespace you wish to deploy the Helm chart to, ensuring it exists.

    Remember to run pulumi up to initiate the deployment. The exported nginxBaseUrl will give you the hostname where you can access the Nginx file server once the deployment is complete and the service is up and running.

    Please note that if you need specific configurations for your nginx-files-server instance, you would include a values property with the appropriate settings within the Chart resource declaration.