1. Deploy the vmware-rest-proxy helm chart on Rancher


    To deploy a Helm chart on Rancher using Pulumi, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Set up the Rancher provider: You'll need to configure Pulumi to use the Rancher2 provider.
    2. Use the Chart resource: Pulumi provides a Chart resource as part of the pulumi-kubernetes package which can be used to deploy a Helm chart.

    Please make sure you have Pulumi CLI installed and properly configured to communicate with your Kubernetes cluster managed by Rancher.

    The following TypeScript program demonstrates how to deploy the vmware-rest-proxy Helm chart on Rancher:

    import * as pulumi from '@pulumi/pulumi'; import * as rancher2 from '@pulumi/rancher2'; import * as k8s from '@pulumi/kubernetes'; // Step 1: Configure the Rancher2 provider // Ensure you are authenticated with Rancher and have access to the desired cluster and namespace const rancherProvider = new rancher2.Provider('rancherProvider', { apiUrl: 'https://<YOUR_RANCHER_SERVER_URL>', accessKey: '<YOUR_RANCHER_ACCESS_KEY>', secretKey: '<YOUR_RANCHER_SECRET_KEY>', // You can choose to include other optional properties here }); // Step 2: Use the k8s provider for deploying Helm charts // Ensure that the Kubernetes provider is using the same cluster as the Rancher provider const k8sProvider = new k8s.Provider('k8sProvider', { kubeconfig: rancherProvider.kubeconfig, }, { dependsOn: [rancherProvider] }); // Step 3: Deploy the vmware-rest-proxy helm chart const vmwareRestProxyChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart('vmwareRestProxy', { repo: '<HELM_CHART_REPO_NAME>', // Replace with the name of the repository containing the chart chart: 'vmware-rest-proxy', version: '<HELM_CHART_VERSION>', // Replace with the specific chart version you want to deploy // Add additional configuration if required }, { provider: k8sProvider }); // Optional: Export the endpoint of the vmware-rest-proxy service if it's of type LoadBalancer export const vmwareRestProxyEndpoint = vmwareRestProxyChart.getResourceProperty('v1/Service', '<vmware-rest-proxy-service-name>', 'status').apply(status => { return status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].ip || status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname; });


    • Rancher2 provider: Sets up the Pulumi provider to interact with the Rancher API.
    • Kubernetes provider: Uses the Kubernetes provider to manage Kubernetes resources through Pulumi. It depends on the Rancher2 provider and uses the kubeconfig provided by Rancher to authenticate with the Kubernetes API server.

    Replace <YOUR_RANCHER_SERVER_URL>, <YOUR_RANCHER_ACCESS_KEY>, and <YOUR_RANCHER_SECRET_KEY> with your Rancher server's URL and your access/secret keys, respectively. Also, replace <HELM_CHART_REPO_NAME> and <HELM_CHART_VERSION> with the details of the repository that hosts the vmware-rest-proxy Helm chart and the version number of the chart.

    To deploy this Pulumi program, you must save the code in a file with a .ts extension, such as index.ts. You must also have a Pulumi.yaml project file configured for your Pulumi project.

    Remember to run npm install to install the necessary Pulumi packages before running pulumi up to create the infrastructure. These commands need to be run in your terminal, in the same directory as your Pulumi program.