1. Deploy the ibm-mqadvanced-server-dev helm chart on Rancher


    Deploying an IBM MQ Advanced Server Developer Edition Helm chart on Rancher involves multiple steps. Rancher is a complete software stack for teams adopting containers, and it allows you to run and manage containers in production. Helm is a package manager for Kubernetes, which allows you to define, install, and upgrade even the most complex Kubernetes applications.

    To deploy a Helm chart using Pulumi with the Rancher 2 provider, you would typically take the following high-level steps:

    1. Set up the Pulumi environment for TypeScript (or your chosen language).
    2. Configure the necessary Rancher 2 provider and Kubernetes provider if needed.
    3. Create a new Rancher2 CatalogV2 resource that points to the Helm chart repository, if it is not already available in the Rancher2 environment.
    4. Deploy the Helm chart to the desired Rancher project and cluster.

    Below is an illustrative Pulumi program in TypeScript that demonstrates how to perform these steps. Please note that you will need to have Pulumi installed, have access to a Rancher instance, and should have the Pulumi CLI configured with the necessary credentials to interact with your Rancher server.

    Here's a program that you can use as a starting point:

    import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi"; import * as rancher2 from "@pulumi/rancher2"; // You would need to change these values to match your Rancher setup const rancherServerUrl = "https://your-rancher-server-url"; const helmChartName = "ibm-mqadvanced-server-dev"; const helmChartVersion = "x.y.z"; // Specify the chart version you want to deploy const clusterId = "your-cluster-id"; // The ID of the cluster to which you want to deploy const projectId = "your-project-id"; // The ID of the Rancher project // Create a new Rancher Catalog that includes the IBM MQ Helm chart repository const catalog = new rancher2.CatalogV2("ibm-mq-catalog", { clusterId: clusterId, url: "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ibm/charts/master/repo/stable/", // The URL of the Helm chart repository gitBranch: "master", }); // Deploy IBM MQ Helm chart into the specified Rancher project and cluster const ibmMqHelmChart = new rancher2.AppV2("ibm-mq-app", { clusterId: clusterId, projectId: projectId, repoName: catalog.name, chartName: helmChartName, chartVersion: helmChartVersion, // You may need to configure values to customize the Helm chart deployment values: ` service: type: LoadBalancer `, }); // Export the endpoint of the deployed IBM MQ service export const ibmMqEndpoint = pulumi.interpolate`${rancherServerUrl}/${ibmMqHelmChart.name}`;

    This program does the following:

    • Imports the necessary Pulumi and rancher2 packages.
    • Sets up variables for your Rancher server URL, the Helm chart details, and the cluster and project IDs.
    • Creates a new CatalogV2 resource for the IBM Helm chart repository using rancher2.CatalogV2. This catalog resource allows Rancher to access Helm charts from this repository.
    • Deploys the ibm-mqadvanced-server-dev Helm chart into the specified cluster and project using rancher2.AppV2. The values property can be used to pass custom configuration to the Helm chart. Here we've set the service type to LoadBalancer, but you may need to adjust this to fit the specifics of your environment or Helm chart configuration.
    • Exports the Helm release's endpoint URL.

    Ensure that you have the correct Helm chart repository URL and that your cluster and project information match your Rancher environment. Also, update the values configuration to match the Helm chart's requirements and your desired setup.

    To run this Pulumi program:

    1. Save the code in a file with a .ts extension, for example, deployIbmMqHelmChart.ts.
    2. Run pulumi stack init to create a new stack if you haven't already done so.
    3. Run pulumi up to preview and deploy the changes.

    You will see the Pulumi CLI outputting updates on the deployment process, and upon completion, you will receive the endpoints and other outputs as defined in the program. If new to Pulumi, please follow the Getting Started with Pulumi guide which will help you with the initial setup.