1. Deploy the calico-aws helm chart on Kubernetes


    Deploying a Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster using Pulumi requires setting up the necessary components:

    1. Helm Release: A Helm release is an instance of a chart running in a Kubernetes cluster. A chart is a collection of all your Kubernetes resources definitions. To manage the deployment of Helm charts, you will use the kubernetes.helm.v3.Release resource which tells Pulumi how to deploy a Helm chart into a cluster.
    2. Kubernetes Provider: To interact with the Kubernetes cluster, Pulumi needs a provider that knows how to communicate with the cluster's API server. This provider is usually set up by default based on your kubeconfig file, which grants Pulumi access to the cluster.

    Below is a Pulumi TypeScript program that demonstrates how to deploy the "calico-aws" Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster:

    import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create a Kubernetes provider instance using the current context from your kubeconfig. const provider = new k8s.Provider("k8s-provider", { kubeconfig: pulumi.output(pulumi.getStackReference("my-cluster-stack-reference").getOutput("kubeconfig")).apply(JSON.stringify), }); // Deploy the calico-aws Helm chart. const calicoAwsChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("calico-aws", { chart: "calico-aws", // The repository where the calico-aws chart is located. // Replace with the actual repository URL if different. fetchOpts: { repo: "https://helm-repository-where-calico-aws-is-hosted", } // If required, you can provide additional configuration values for your Helm chart: /* values: { // Chart values go here. For example: // replicaCount: 3, // someOtherValue: "someValue", } */ }, { provider }); // Export the chart name of the deployed Helm chart. export const chartName = calicoAwsChart.metadata.apply(meta => meta?.name);

    In this program, replace "my-cluster-stack-reference" with the reference to the stack that contains your Kubernetes cluster's kubeconfig, if you have it stored in another Pulumi stack. Otherwise, if you have configured Pulumi with your desired Kubernetes cluster context, you can instantiate the k8s.Provider without any arguments.

    In order to deploy this Pulumi program successfully, you need to make sure you have access to your Kubernetes cluster, and that the kubeconfig for the cluster is set up correctly on your machine.

    The k8s.helm.v3.Chart resource is part of the Kubernetes provider for Pulumi and is used here to deploy the Helm chart. To learn more about the k8s.helm.v3.Chart resource, refer to the Pulumi documentation.

    Replace the repo property inside fetchOpts with the actual repository URL where the "calico-aws" chart is hosted. The values property is optional and allows you to provide customization options for the Helm chart you are deploying. If your chart requires configuration, you can uncomment the values block and add the necessary options.

    Lastly, we export chartName, which can be useful for querying or updating the Helm release in the future with Pulumi.

    To run this Pulumi program:

    1. Make sure you installed the Pulumi CLI and logged in.
    2. Create a new Pulumi project if you don't have one.
    3. Add the above code to the index.ts file within your Pulumi project.
    4. Run pulumi up from the command line within the project directory to deploy the Helm chart to your Kubernetes cluster.