1. Deploy the echoserver helm chart on Opensshift


    To deploy the echoserver Helm chart on an OpenShift cluster using Pulumi, you'll need to use the Pulumi Kubernetes provider's Helm Chart resource. This resource allows us to deploy applications packaged as Helm charts on a Kubernetes cluster. OpenShift is an enterprise Kubernetes platform, so deploying a Helm chart to it is similar to deploying to any Kubernetes cluster from a Pulumi standpoint.

    Here's how to accomplish the deployment in TypeScript:

    1. Set up the Pulumi Kubernetes Provider: You need to import the Pulumi Kubernetes package and create an instance of the provider that points to your OpenShift cluster. The provider uses your kubeconfig file to communicate with the OpenShift cluster.

    2. Define the Helm Chart: Use the Chart resource from the Pulumi Kubernetes package to define the echoserver Helm chart. You will specify the chart name, version, and repository.

    3. Deploy the Chart: Create a new instance of the Chart resource, which will instruct Pulumi to deploy the chart on the OpenShift cluster.

    Below is a full TypeScript program that performs these steps:

    import * as k8s from '@pulumi/kubernetes'; // Create an instance of the Kubernetes provider configured to connect to an OpenShift cluster. // Assumes that the KUBECONFIG environment variable is set to point to your OpenShift kubeconfig file. const openshiftProvider = new k8s.Provider('openshift-provider', { // Provider configuration options can be omitted if the KUBECONFIG environment // variable is set or the cluster context is appropriately configured. }); // Define the echoserver Helm chart from the stable repository. // Replace 'version' with the specific chart version you want to deploy if needed. const echoserverChart = new k8s.helm.v3.Chart('echoserver', { chart: 'echoserver', version: '1.10.0', // Specify the chart version you want to deploy fetchOpts: { repo: 'https://charts.helm.sh/stable', // This URL may change, ensure to use the correct chart repository URL }, }, { provider: openshiftProvider }); // Export the URL of the echoserver. This assumes your chart creates a Service // with a LoadBalancer, and your cluster supports automatic LoadBalancer provisioning. export const echoserverUrl = echoserverChart.getResourceProperty( 'v1/Service', 'echoserver', 'status' ).apply(status => `http://${status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].ip}`);

    In this program:

    • The openshiftProvider is an instance of the Kubernetes provider that is set up to communicate with your OpenShift cluster.

    • The echoserverChart defines the Helm chart you want to deploy. You'll need to have Helm CLI installed since Pulumi uses it to fetch Helm charts. Additionally, replace the version and repo as needed to point to the exact version and repository of your chart.

    • The export statement at the end demonstrates how you can retrieve outputs from the chart, such as the LoadBalancer IP address that would be assigned by the Service.

    Please make sure that the echoserver Helm chart exists in the version and repository specified. If it's not in https://charts.helm.sh/stable, adjust the fetchOpts accordingly.

    To use this Pulumi program:

    1. Install the Pulumi CLI and set up your OpenShift cluster configuration.

    2. Create a new Pulumi project and replace the contents of index.ts with the code above.

    3. Run pulumi up to execute the deployment. Pulumi will print out the predicted and actual changes before they're made, requiring your confirmation before it proceeds with the deployment.

    4. Once the deployment is complete, you can see the allocated LoadBalancer IP (or hostname) with pulumi stack output echoserverUrl.

    For more information on using Pulumi with Kubernetes, you can read the Pulumi Kubernetes documentation. For deploying Helm charts specifically, refer to the Helm Chart resource documentation.