1. Deploy the provider-azure helm chart on Kubernetes


    To deploy the provider-azure Helm chart on Kubernetes using Pulumi, we will be using the helm.sh/v3.Chart resource from the Pulumi Kubernetes provider. This resource allows you to deploy Helm charts into a Kubernetes cluster.

    Before you begin, make sure that you have the following prerequisites in place:

    • A Kubernetes cluster where you intend to deploy the Helm chart.
    • Configured kubectl command-line tool to communicate with your cluster.
    • Helm, if you need to customize the chart locally or add repositories.
    • Pulumi CLI installed and logged in.

    Below is a Pulumi program that deploys the provider-azure Helm chart to a Kubernetes cluster:

    import * as kubernetes from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Define the Helm chart release using pulumi/kubernetes provider. const azureProviderChart = new kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart("provider-azure", { // Replace with the actual repository that hosts the provider-azure chart // or specify the chart directory path if it is locally available. repo: "your-helm-chart-repo", chart: "provider-azure", // Specify the namespace where the chart should be deployed. namespace: "your-namespace", // Include values to customize the Helm chart. values: { // Set your values here. For example: replicaCount: 1, // ... other chart values }, }); // Export any required resources created by the chart. export const chartName = azureProviderChart.metadata.name;

    Here is what each part does:

    • The @pulumi/kubernetes library is imported so that we have access to the necessary classes and interfaces to work with Kubernetes resources within Pulumi.
    • A new Helm chart resource is created by instantiating kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart. The constructor takes a name for our chart and an object with several options, including:
      • repo: The name of the Helm chart repository where the provider-azure chart is stored. You would replace "your-helm-chart-repo" with the actual repository name.
      • chart: The name of the chart. For a chart called provider-azure, you'd use "provider-azure".
      • namespace: The namespace in Kubernetes where the chart should be deployed. Replace "your-namespace" with the desired namespace name.
      • values: This is a JavaScript object that corresponds to the values you want to override in the Helm chart. It's the equivalent of the values.yaml file when you’re using Helm directly.
    • Finally, we're exporting the name of the Helm chart as a stack output. The export keyword makes the information available outside of Pulumi, and it can be useful if you need to retrieve names, URLs, or other information about the deployed resources.

    To execute this program and deploy the Helm chart, save the above code in a file called index.ts, then run pulumi up. This command will start the deployment process managed by Pulumi, which will show you a preview of the resources that will be created, ask for confirmation, and proceed with the actual deployment upon your approval.