1. Deploy the secrets-store-csi-driver-provider-gcp helm chart on Linode Kubernetes Engine


    Deploying Helm charts to a Kubernetes cluster, including Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE), can be accomplished using Pulumi's Kubernetes provider. The secrets-store-csi-driver-provider-gcp is a Helm chart that allows you to mount secret contents stored in Google Cloud Secret Manager as volumes in Kubernetes. Using Pulumi, we can programmatically deploy this chart to an LKE cluster.

    Below is a detailed guide and Pulumi TypeScript program that deploys the secrets-store-csi-driver-provider-gcp Helm chart to an LKE cluster.

    First, let's go step by step on how to achieve this:

    1. Import the required Pulumi packages in your TypeScript program.
    2. Set up the Kubernetes provider to connect to your Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE) instance.
    3. Deploy the secrets-store-csi-driver-provider-gcp Helm chart using the Helm release resource.

    Make sure you have the following prerequisites in place before running the Pulumi program:

    • An active Linode account with an LKE cluster running.
    • The kubeconfig file for your LKE, which allows you to connect to your Kubernetes cluster. Pulumi will use this file to deploy resources to your cluster.
    • Pulumi CLI installed and set up with the necessary credentials.
    • Node.js and npm installed to run the TypeScript program.

    Here's the TypeScript program that accomplishes the deployment:

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Use this to authenticate the provider with your Kubernetes cluster // Replace `<PATH_TO_YOUR_KUBECONFIG>` with the path to the kubeconfig file const kubeconfig = "<PATH_TO_YOUR_KUBECONFIG>"; // Create an instance of the Kubernetes provider using your kubeconfig file const provider = new k8s.Provider("lke-provider", { kubeconfig: kubeconfig, }); // Define the Helm chart to be installed, in this case, the // secrets-store-csi-driver-provider-gcp Helm chart. const csiDriverGcpChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("csi-driver-gcp", { chart: "secrets-store-csi-driver-provider-gcp", // Here you specify the chart's repository. // If it differs from the default Helm repo, supply the fetchOpts with repository field. // For example: fetchOpts: { repo: "https://your-helm-chart-repo" } version: "x.y.z", // Specify the chart version you wish to deploy namespace: "kube-system", // The namespace where you want to install the chart. Often it's "kube-system". }, { provider: provider, }); // Export the name of the namespace in which the chart is installed export const namespace = csiDriverGcpChart.namespace;

    This program performs the following actions:

    • It imports the necessary Pulumi Kubernetes module.
    • It reads the kubeconfig file that will authenticate with your Linode Kubernetes Engine.
    • It initializes the Kubernetes provider for Pulumi to operate with your LKE cluster.
    • It deploys the secrets-store-csi-driver-provider-gcp chart using the new k8s.helm.v3.Chart command, specifying the chart name, version, and namespace into which the chart should be deployed.
    • It exports the namespace for your reference.

    Remember to replace the placeholder values such as <PATH_TO_YOUR_KUBECONFIG> and x.y.z (version of the chart) with actual values that correspond to your environment.

    After you set up this program, you can run it using the Pulumi CLI:

    1. Initialize a new Pulumi TypeScript project if you haven't already.
    2. Place the TypeScript code into a file (e.g., index.ts) in your Pulumi project.
    3. Run npm install to install the required packages.
    4. Run pulumi up to deploy the resources.

    The pulumi up command will execute the Pulumi program, connect to your LKE cluster, and deploy the secrets-store-csi-driver-provider-gcp Helm chart into the specified namespace. You'll be able to monitor the progress and see the resulting infrastructure as Pulumi applies the changes.

    Please note that you'll need to adjust the Helm chart properties to match your specific needs, such as setting certain values or customizing the installation namespace. You can customize the csiDriverGcpChart resource in the program to include these details in the values property.