1. Deploy the ibm-f5bigip-controller helm chart on Kubernetes


    Deploying a Helm chart on Kubernetes using Pulumi involves creating a Helm Release resource. To accomplish this with IBM's F5 BIG-IP Controller Helm chart, you'll need to use the kubernetes.helm.v3.Release resource from Pulumi's Kubernetes provider.

    Firstly, you need to have a Kubernetes cluster running and have kubectl configured to communicate with the cluster. This configuration is typically found in a kubeconfig file. Pulumi will use the same configuration to interact with your Kubernetes cluster.

    Here's a detailed breakdown of deploying the IBM F5 BIG-IP Controller Helm chart:

    1. Helm Release: A Helm Release represents an instance of a chart running in a Kubernetes cluster. To create a Helm Release, you need to specify the chart's name and optionally its version, chart values, repository, and namespace among other configurations.

    2. Chart Name: Name of the Helm chart to be deployed. For IBM's F5 BIG-IP Controller, you'll need the exact chart name provided by the repository.

    3. Repository: The Helm repository URL where the chart is hosted.

    4. Namespace: Kubernetes namespace where the controller will reside. If not specified, it defaults to default.

    5. Values: A set of values to configure the Helm chart. These are equivalent to the settings you would define in a values.yaml file when using Helm directly.

    6. Version: Helm chart version to deploy. If not set, the latest one is used.

    Now let's proceed with the actual Pulumi TypeScript program that deploys the IBM F5 BIG-IP Controller Helm chart onto your Kubernetes cluster.

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create an instance of the Helm chart // Replace `<REPO_URL>` with the actual Helm repository URL // Replace `<CHART_NAME>` with the actual chart name provided by IBM for the F5 BIG-IP Controller // Replace `<VERSION>` with the specific version you want to deploy, or leave it blank for the latest version const f5BigIpControllerChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Release("f5-bigip-controller", { chart: `<CHART_NAME>`, version: `<VERSION>`, // Omit this line to use the latest version of the chart. repositoryOpts: { repo: `<REPO_URL>`, }, namespace: "kube-system", // Set the namespace where the controller will be deployed. // Define any custom values for the Helm chart (similar to a `values.yaml` file). values: { // Your custom chart values go here. // Example: serviceAccount: { create: true, name: "f5-bigip-ctlr" } }, }); // Export the Kubernetes namespace and name of the release export const namespace = f5BigIpControllerChart.namespace; export const releaseName = f5BigIpControllerChart.name;

    Before you run this program, you must replace the placeholders with actual values:

    • <REPO_URL>: The Helm repository URL where IBM F5 BIG-IP Controller Helm chart is hosted.
    • <CHART_NAME>: The name of the Helm chart for the IBM F5 BIG-IP Controller.
    • <VERSION>: The specific chart version you desire. It is optional, and if omitted, the latest version will be used by default.

    To run the Pulumi program, you will execute the pulumi up command on the CLI. This will initiate the deployment process based on the code.

    Please note that you may need additional configurations specific to the F5 BIG-IP Controller Helm chart and these can be added as needed within the values object, which is equivalent to customizing the Helm chart's values.yaml file.