Before You Begin

Before we get started using Pulumi, let’s run through a few quick steps to ensure our environment is setup correctly.

Install Pulumi

Install Pulumi on macOS through Homebrew:

$ brew install pulumi

Install Pulumi on Linux by running the installation script:

$ curl -fsSL | sh

Install Pulumi on Windows using elevated permissions through the Chocolatey package manager:

> choco install pulumi

For alternative installation instructions (e.g. script-based installation, binaries, etc.) or troubleshooting, see Download and Install.

Next, we’ll install the required language runtime.

Install Language Runtime

Choose Your Language

Install Node.js.

Install Python version 3.6 or later. To reduce potential issues with setting up your Python environment on Windows or macOS, you should install Python through the official Python installer.

Install Go.

Install .NET Core 3.1 SDK or later.

Next, we’ll configure Kubernetes.

Configure Kubernetes

Configure Kubernetes so the Pulumi CLI can connect to a Kubernetes cluster. If you have previously configured the kubectl CLI, kubectl, Pulumi will respect and use your configuration settings.

Next, we’ll create a new project.