Deploy the zipkin-stackdriver-proxy helm chart on Linode Kubernetes EngineTypeScript
Deploying a Helm chart on a Kubernetes cluster can be approached as a two-step process. First, you need to provision the Kubernetes cluster, and second, deploy the Helm chart onto the cluster.
For the Kubernetes cluster, I will use Linode as the cloud provider. Linode's Kubernetes Engine (LKE) is not directly supported as a Pulumi resource. However, you can create and manage a Linode Kubernetes Engine cluster using
linode_kubernetes_clusterof the Linode Pulumi provider, which provides a straightforward way to create a managed Kubernetes cluster on Linode.
Once the LKE cluster is up and running, you can deploy Helm charts to it. Pulumi's Kubernetes provider will interact with the cluster to deploy the Zipkin Stackdriver proxy using Helm. Unfortunately, as of my knowledge cutoff, Pulumi does not have a dedicated resource for deploying Helm charts on Linode Kubernetes Engine in their registry, but you can still use the Kubernetes provider and the
helm.v3.Chartresource to deploy any standard Helm chart to the cluster.
Below is a TypeScript program that sets up an LKE cluster and deploys the
zipkin-stackdriver-proxyHelm chart to it. Make sure to install the necessary packages using npm or yarn before you run the program (
To execute this Pulumi program, you need to set up your Pulumi CLI and authenticate with Linode.
Here’s a quick rundown of what each part of the program does:
- Import necessary modules from the Pulumi SDK.
- Create an LKE cluster with the specified configuration like region, Kubernetes version, and node pool settings.
- Export the kubeconfig.
- Instantiate the Kubernetes provider with the exported kubeconfig from the created LKE cluster.
- Deploy the
zipkin-stackdriver-proxyHelm chart using the Kubernetes provider and the Helm package. This part assumes the Helm chart for the Zipkin Stackdriver proxy is publicly available or you provide the correct repository.
- Optionally, export the exposed service endpoint after the deployment, which allows you to access the Zipkin Stackdriver proxy outside the cluster.
Remember to configure an authentication token for Linode in the Pulumi stack configuration before you run
pulumi upto apply the deployment. You can manage your tokens in the Linode Cloud Manager under the "API Tokens" section.
For specifics about the
zipkin-stackdriver-proxyHelm chart values and the correct Helm repository URL, you'll need to refer to its documentation or repository.