3.1 Creating a New Project

Step 1 — Create a Directory

Each Pulumi project lives in its own directory. Create one now and change into it:

mkdir eks-demo-apps
cd eks-demo-apps

Pulumi will use the directory name as your project name by default. To create an independent project, simply name the directory differently.

Step 2 — Initialize Your Project

A Pulumi project is just a directory with some files in it. It’s possible for you to create a new one by hand. The pulumi new command, however, automates the process:

pulumi new typescript -y

This will print output similar to the following with a bit more information and status as it goes:

Created project 'eks-demo-apps'
Created stack 'dev'
Saved config
Installing dependencies...
Finished installing dependencies

Your new project is ready to go!

This command has created all the files we need, initialized a new stack named dev (an instance of our project), and installed the needed package dependencies from NPM.

Step 3 — Install pulumi kubernetes Package

Run the following command to install the Kubernetes package:

npm install @pulumi/kubernetes

The package will be added to node_modules, package.json, and package-lock.json.