1. Deploy the xossh helm chart on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)


    To deploy a Helm chart, such as xossh, on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), we need to follow these steps:

    1. Create an AKS cluster.
    2. Install and configure kubectl to connect to the AKS cluster.
    3. Deploy the Helm chart to the AKS cluster.

    We'll use Pulumi to create the AKS cluster and deploy the xossh Helm chart onto it. The program is written in TypeScript and requires @pulumi/azure-native for creating resources on Azure and @pulumi/kubernetes to work with Kubernetes resources, including Helm charts.

    Before starting, make sure you have Pulumi and the Azure CLI installed and configured with the appropriate access to your Azure account.

    Here's what each part of the program does:

    • Import the necessary Pulumi packages.
    • Create a new resource group to contain the AKS cluster.
    • Provision the AKS cluster within this resource group.
    • Create a Kubernetes provider that knows how to connect to the AKS cluster.
    • Deploy the xossh Helm chart using the Kubernetes provider.
    import * as azure from "@pulumi/azure-native"; import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Create an Azure Resource Group. const resourceGroup = new azure.resources.ResourceGroup("aksResourceGroup"); // Create an AKS cluster. const cluster = new azure.containerservice.ManagedCluster("aksCluster", { resourceGroupName: resourceGroup.name, agentPoolProfiles: [{ count: 1, vmSize: azure.containerservice.VMSizeTypes.Standard_DS2_v2, name: "agentpool", }], dnsPrefix: "aks", identity: { type: azure.containerservice.ResourceIdentityType.SystemAssigned, }, }); // Export the kubeconfig. export const kubeconfig = cluster.kubeConfig.getRawOutput(); // Create a Kubernetes provider instance that uses the kubeconfig from the AKS cluster. const k8sProvider = new k8s.Provider("k8sProvider", { kubeconfig: kubeconfig }); // Deploy the `xossh` Helm chart. const chart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("xossh-chart", { chart: "xossh", version: "1.0.0", // Replace 1.0.0 with the version you wish to deploy // You can specify the repo here if it's not a stable chart from Helm's default repo // For example: repo: "https://myhelmrepo.example.com/", namespace: "default", fetchOpts: { // repo: "http://example.com/charts", // Specify Helm chart repository if applicable }, }, { provider: k8sProvider }); // Export the resulting resource names. export const clusterName = cluster.name; export const helmChartName = chart.metadata.name;

    The code creates an AKS cluster with a single node pool. After the cluster is provisioned, it exports the kubeconfig necessary to connect to the cluster using kubectl. It also defines a Pulumi Kubernetes provider using this kubeconfig to deploy the xossh Helm chart.

    Note that if your Helm chart is located at a custom Helm repo, you need to specify the repo property in fetchOpts.

    You can run this Pulumi program in your command line by navigating to the directory containing the code and executing:

    pulumi up

    This command will start provisioning the resources as described by the code. Keep in mind that creating an AKS cluster may take several minutes. Once the command completes, you can use the exported kubeconfig to interact with your cluster using kubectl and verify that your Helm chart has been deployed successfully with:

    kubectl get pods --namespace default

    Remember to destroy the resources created by Pulumi when they are no longer needed to avoid unnecessary charges:

    pulumi destroy

    This will remove all resources managed by the Pulumi program, including the AKS cluster and the deployed Helm chart.