If you’ve been around the cloud-native world for a while, you’ll no doubt be familiar with (and quite likely already be using) Prometheus. You may however not have heard of Thanos. Put simply, Thanos takes Prometheus and makes it even more awesome.
Whilst AWS’s free S3 tier is almost certainly sufficient to store Terraform’s remote state, it may be the case that you have a requirement to keep the data on-site, or alternatively if you’re using Terraform in an air-gapped environment then you have no choice but to self-host.
Obtaining a wildcard LetsEncrypt cert with Ansible Earlier this year, LetsEncrypt made their wildcard x509 certificates available to the general public. Whilst this is a massive step forward over individual certificates for each domain, it does come with the overhead
Having spent quite some time working on my initial modules to integrate with Memset, I’ve assembled a small list of dos and don’ts from some of my stumbling points.
A solution in need of a problem Like all good sysadmins, my personal website has been a ‘coming soon’ splash page for quite some time. According to the Wayback Machine, it’s been this way since some time in 2014. As
All the choices So you’re looking to start using Kubernetes, but you’re overwhelmed by the multitude of deployment options available? Judging by the length of the Picking the Right Solution section to the Kubernetes docs, it’s safe to assume that
When you receive a new server, there are a variety of pre-requisites required before Ansible can be used to administrate the host. Below is my own personal playbook which works for both Debian and RedHat (and derivative) systems. — #
Following on from my previous post, I discovered rather to my dismay that although I had my nodes initially communicating over the secondary interface, the weave services (and thus my inter-pod traffic) was all going over the public interface. As
With the 1.4 release of Kubernetes, Google have made instantiating a cluster a whole lot easier. Using Kubeadm, you can bring up a cluster with a single command on each node. A further command will create a DaemonSet which brings