1. Deploy the kiali-operator helm chart on Linode Kubernetes Engine


    To deploy the Kiali Operator using a Helm chart on Linode Kubernetes Engine, you will need to use Pulumi's Kubernetes provider to interact with your Kubernetes cluster, and the Helm release resource to manage the deployment of the chart.

    The process typically involves these steps:

    1. Setting up the Pulumi project and installing necessary dependencies.
    2. Creating an instance of a Kubernetes provider configured to communicate with your Linode Kubernetes Engine (LKE) cluster.
    3. Using the kubernetes.helm.v3.Chart class to deploy the Helm chart for the Kiali Operator.

    Below is a program written in TypeScript that demonstrates how to accomplish this goal. This program assumes you have already set up Pulumi and have credentials to access your Linode Kubernetes cluster.

    import * as k8s from "@pulumi/kubernetes"; // Replace the placeholders with your actual cluster details const kubeconfig = "your-kubeconfig-file-content"; const kialiOperatorChartVersion = "1.29.1"; // Specify the version of Kiali Operator you want to deploy // Create an instance of the Kubernetes provider with the kubeconfig from your LKE cluster const provider = new k8s.Provider("lke-provider", { kubeconfig }); // Deploy Kiali Operator using the Helm chart const kialiOperatorRelease = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart("kiali-operator", { chart: "kiali-operator", version: kialiOperatorChartVersion, namespace: "kiali-operator", // Make sure this namespace exists or is set to be created by Helm fetchOpts: { repo: "https://kiali.org/helm-charts", // The Helm repository where the Kiali Operator chart is located }, }, { provider }); // ensure to pass the provider to associate it with the LKE cluster // Export the status URL, which you can later check for the health or status of Kiali Operator export const kialiOperatorStatusURL = `http://${kialiOperatorRelease.getResource("v1/Service", "kiali-operator/kiali-operator").status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname}/kiali`;

    This program achieves the following:

    • It imports the necessary Pulumi Kubernetes SDK for TypeScript.
    • It sets up the Kubernetes provider with the kubeconfig from your Linode Kubernetes cluster, enabling Pulumi to communicate with your cluster.
    • It declares a Helm chart resource pointing to the Kiali Operator Helm chart and specifies the version of the chart to be deployed.
    • It assigns the Helm chart deployment to a namespace. Ensure that this namespace is either pre-existing or that the Helm chart will create it as part of the deployment.
    • It exports a service URL that can be used to check the status of the Kiali Operator after it has been deployed.

    Keep in mind, you need to replace 'your-kubeconfig-file-content' with the actual content of your kubeconfig file for your Linode Kubernetes cluster. Moreover, you may need to specify other values depending on the Helm chart and deployment complexity. For example, if the chart requires specific configuration values, you can provide them in the values property of the Chart resource.

    Note that you need to have the Kiali Operator Helm Chart repository (https://kiali.org/helm-charts) added to your Helm local configuration and Helm itself installed on your machine where you are running Pulumi. The version should be updated based on the release you want to install.

    To run this Pulumi program, you would execute pulumi up in your terminal. This will initiate the deployment process to your Linode Kubernetes Engine. Once complete, Pulumi will provide an output with the URL you can visit to check the status of your Kiali Operator deployment. Make sure you have access to the cluster and have the appropriate permissions to deploy Helm charts.