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Pulumi Cloud self-hosted EKS install

    The EKS-Hosted Installer installer is used to deploy the self-hosted Pulumi Cloud in Amazon Elastic Kuberenetes Service (EKS).


    The customer is required to provide and manage the following:

    • Route53 hosted zone.

    EKS-Hosted Deployment

    The EKS-hosted installation of Pulumi deploys the following services:

    • EKS - Managed Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Cluster
    • RDS Aurora - Managed MySQL DB for persistent state and automated replication and snapshotting.
    • S3 - Object storage for checkpoints and policy packs.
    • CloudWatch Logs - Centralized logging for all cluster pods.
    • Route53 - Managed DNS records.
    • ALB - Managed L4/application traffic and TLS termination.
    • ACM - Managed Public TLS certificates.

    Pulumi deploying Pulumi

    This installer uses Pulumi to deploy the Pulumi Cloud. In this case, one uses the pulumi CLI with a self-managed backend (e.g. S3) to deploy all services listed above to stand up the self-hosted Pulumi Cloud. The installation package includes Pulumi project code so that you can deploy the service by running pulumi up.

    To this end, you need to set up the following:

    Deployment Steps

    See the README file provided with the installer package for detailed deployment steps.

    EKS-Hosted System Management and Maintenance

    Pulumi Cloud Updates

    When deploying the service, it is recommended to pin the Pulumi Cloud image tag to a specific version. See the installer’s README file to set the imageTag configuration property for the installer to use.

    When ready to update the Pulumi Sevice containers to use a different version, do the following:

    • pulumi login to the self-managed (not self-hosted) backend as chosen above when installing the self-hosted service.
    • pulumi config set imageTag {image tag} to set the version you want to use.
    • pulumi up to deploy the updates.

    Database Maintenance

    The installer configures the RDS backend database for replication and checkpointing. So no additional maintenance is needed by the customer.

    Blob Storage Maintenance

    The service automatically creates backups of checkpoint files. However, the customer may want to enable AWS Backup to periodically backup the S3 buckets created by the installer. The buckets will have names of the form:

    • pulumi-checkpoint-XXX
    • pulumi-policy-XXX

    Updating the EKS Cluster Kubernetes Version

    If your EKS-hosted installation was deployed on Kubernetes version 1.19 or later, you can update the clusterConfig:ClusterVersion configuration property to the desired version. Then, rerun the npm run install -- update -- command to update the cluster with the new version.

    AWS requires moving one Kubernetes release at a time. So if moving from 1.19 to 1.21, perform the steps twice: once to move to 1.20 and wait for that to complete before moving to 1.21.
    If running the Pulumi Cloud with Kubernetes version 1.18, please refer to the installation package README for details on how to upgrade to V2.0 of the EKS installer before upgrading the Kubernetes version.
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