1. Deploy the crossplane-aws-factory helm chart on Rancher


    To deploy the crossplane-aws-factory Helm chart on a Rancher-managed cluster, you'll be leveraging Crossplane which allows you to manage cloud-native applications and infrastructure across environments, clusters, regions, and clouds.

    Here’s a breakdown of the process:

    1. Set up a Rancher 2 cluster where Helm charts can be deployed.
    2. Install the Crossplane Helm chart, which is a prerequisite for crossplane-aws-factory.
    3. Deploy the crossplane-aws-factory Helm chart using Crossplane.

    In Pulumi, using the Rancher2 provider, you can programmatically manage Helm charts. Before you start, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

    • You have configured Pulumi with the necessary cloud provider (in this case, the Rancher2 provider).
    • You have a Rancher 2.x cluster running and accessible, with the Kubernetes cluster you are targeting already added to Rancher.
    • Access to the Helm repository where the crossplane-aws-factory chart is located.

    Given these prerequisites, the following TypeScript program uses Pulumi to set up the crossplane-aws-factory Helm chart via Rancher.

    Pulumi TypeScript Program

    import * as rancher2 from "@pulumi/rancher2"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create a catalog to add the Helm chart repository in Rancher. const catalog = new rancher2.CatalogV2("crossplane-catalog", { // Assume the clusterId is known or previously configured. clusterId: "<RANCHER_CLUSTER_ID>", // URL for the Helm chart repository containing the Crossplane chart url: "https://charts.crossplane.io/stable", }); // Deploy Crossplane Helm chart on the Rancher-managed cluster. // This is required before deploying 'crossplane-aws-factory'. const crossplaneChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("crossplane", { chart: "crossplane", version: "1.0.0", // Specify the desired Crossplane version here fetchOpts: { repo: "https://charts.crossplane.io/stable", }, namespace: "crossplane-system", // Default namespace for Crossplane }, { provider: k8sProvider, // Use the appropriate Kubernetes provider for the Rancher cluster. }); // Deploy the 'crossplane-aws-factory' Helm chart using Crossplane. // This assumes 'crossplane-aws-factory' is hosted in the same repository. const awsFactoryChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("crossplane-aws-factory", { chart: "crossplane-aws-factory", version: "0.1.0", // Specify the desired version of the chart here fetchOpts: { repo: "https://your-helm-chart-repo", // Change to your Helm chart repository URL }, // Any required values to configure 'crossplane-aws-factory'. values: { // Add values to configure aws factory chart here }, }, { provider: k8sProvider, dependsOn: [crossplaneChart], // Ensure Crossplane is deployed first });

    In this program:

    • We first set up a catalog within Rancher to add the Crossplane Helm chart repository.
    • Then, we deploy Crossplane to the Kubernetes cluster managed by Rancher using the Helm v3 provider from Pulumi’s Kubernetes package.
    • Finally, with Crossplane in place, we deploy the crossplane-aws-factory Helm chart. This step is where you would specify the version and any configurations required by the Helm chart.

    Make sure to replace placeholders like <RANCHER_CLUSTER_ID> with actual values from your environment and specify the chart versions you wish to deploy, along with any configuration values needed by the charts. Also, adjust the Helm repository URL to point to the one where the crossplane-aws-factory chart is located.

    By structuring code this way, Pulumi scripts will take care of the order of deployment steps and ensure that Crossplane is ready before attempting to deploy the AWS factory Helm chart.