1. Deploy the fluentd-kubernetes-daemonset helm chart on Kubernetes


    Deploying a Helm chart to a Kubernetes cluster using Pulumi is a straightforward process. In this scenario, we will use the Chart resource from the kubernetes package which is designed for Helm chart deployments. The fluentd-kubernetes-daemonset is a Helm chart by Fluentd that allows you to collect logs from your Kubernetes nodes and forward them to a specified backend.

    Here's a step-by-step guide to deploying the fluentd-kubernetes-daemonset Helm chart:

    1. Install Pulumi: Ensure that Pulumi CLI is installed on your machine. If it's not, please visit the Pulumi Installation Guide.

    2. Configure Kubernetes: Ensure your kubectl is configured to communicate with your Kubernetes cluster. Pulumi uses the same configuration.

    3. Create a new Pulumi Project: If you haven't already, create a new Pulumi Project by running pulumi new <template> and choose a template that matches your preferred language and environment.

    4. Write the Deployment Code: We will use TypeScript to define the deployment. The Pulumi program below creates a new Chart resource for the fluentd-kubernetes-daemonset.

    5. Deploy: Run pulumi up to deploy your chart.

    Below is a TypeScript program that defines the deployment of the fluentd-kubernetes-daemonset:

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; const fluentdChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("fluentd", { chart: "fluentd-kubernetes-daemonset", version: "0.12.1", // this is an example version, please use the current version fetchOpts:{ repo: "https://fluent.github.io/helm-charts", }, // Specify the values you want for your chart. values: { // Depending on the chart, you might need to fill out configuration values. // For fluentd-kubernetes-daemonset, you might configure the backend like this: // backend: { // type: "es", // es: { // host: "elasticsearch.default.svc.cluster.local" // } // } }, }); // Export the (likely empty) public service endpoint of the fluentd daemonset export const fluentdDaemonset = fluentdChart.getResource("v1/Service", "fluentd");


    • We import the @pulumi/kubernetes package which contains helpers for interacting with Kubernetes.

    • We create a new Helm Chart resource using the class from k8s.helm.v3. The name "fluentd" is chosen arbitrarily and will be used as the name for resources Pulumi creates.

    • chart refers to the name of the Helm chart we want to deploy.

    • version is the version of the Helm chart you want to deploy. It’s important to pin the version for consistent deployments.

    • fetchOpts.repo is the repository URL where the Helm chart is located.

    • values will contain any configurations that are specific to this chart. These are the same values you would configure with a values.yaml file or with --set flags during a manual helm command execution.

    • Lastly, we export the fluentdDaemonset, which is the service resource associated with the Fluentd daemonset. The getResource function is used here to fetch a service resource created by the Helm chart. If the Helm chart doesn't create a service or if you don't need to export it, you could omit this line.

    After writing this code in your Pulumi project, running pulumi up would deploy the Fluentd daemonset to your Kubernetes cluster, which starts collecting logs according to the provided configuration.

    Remember to modify the values to match your specific configuration needs for the Fluentd daemonset. You can find out what values are configurable by looking at the fluentd-kubernetes-daemonset chart's documentation.