NGINX: IP Geolocation by Cloudflare and “nested” if conditions

2 April 2022
 

 Among other features provided by Cloudflare, it can add a special header with a country value, from where a visitor came. As a Ukrainian, I’d like to ban all visitors from russia, but: redirect all visitors from russian IPs to another web domain – russki-voenny-korabl-idi-nahuy.com during this, I’d like to filter requests and leave requests… Read More »

Elastic Stack: an overview and ELK installation on Ubuntu 20.04

22 February 2022
 

 The last time I’ve worked with the ELK stack about 7 years ago, see the ELK: установка Elasticsearch+Logstash+Kibana на CentOS. Currently, we are using Logz.io, but its costs going higher and higher, so we started looking at the self-hosted ELK solution to be running on our AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service clusters. So, the task, for… Read More »

AWS: Trusted Advisor, part 2 – CloudWatch Alarms and Slack notifications

29 November 2021
 

 Continuing with the theme of the AWS Trusted Advisor service, let’s see how can we configure notifications about new findings. The first part: AWS: Trusted Advisor, part 1 – its features overview. To have notifications, we can use Trusted Advisor metrics from the CloudWatch, see their list on the Trusted Advisor metrics and dimensions page.… Read More »

AWS: Trusted Advisor, part 1 – its features overview

29 November 2021
 

 AWS Trusted Advisor is another service that allows monitoring your accountant its resources in use for their cost-effectiveness, performance, security, and more. Keep in mind, that Trusted Advisor’s checks that are available for you depend on the AWS Support Plan of your account. вашего аккаунта. Fortunately, we have Premium so I’m able to how all… Read More »

AWS: Console – The Dark theme

23 November 2021
 

 The feature is not in production yet (maybe, will be announced on the re:Invent-2021?), but it already can be used via the browser’s Developer Tools. So, open the Developer Tools (F12), and open AWS Console, in the Dev Tools switch to the Application tab, on the left side in the Storage open Cookies: In the… Read More »

AWS: Cost optimization – services expenses overview and traffic costs in AWS

3 November 2021
 

 Let’s proceed with our journey on AWS Cost Optimization topics. Previous parts – AWS: Cost Explorer – costs checking on the CloudWatch Logs example and AWS: cost optimization – purchasing RDS Reserved Instances. One of the shortcomings of the cloud-based architecture is the fact, that it can cost much more than when using own bare-metal… Read More »

AWS: Lambda – copy EC2 tags to its EBS, part 2 – create a Lambda function

13 October 2021
 

 let’s proceed in our journey of the AWS Lambda function, which will copy an EC2’s AWS Tags to all EBS volumes, attached to it. In the first part, AWS: Lambda — copy EC2 tags to its EBS, part 1 – Python and boto3, we wrote a Python script that can get all EC2 instances in… Read More »

AWS: Lambda – copy EC2 tags to its EBS, part 1 – Python and boto3

13 October 2021
 

 We have an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster, which has a few WorkerNode Groups that were created as AWS AutoScaling Groups by using the eksctl, see the AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 2 – Ansible, eksctl for more details. The WorkerNode Group configuration for the eksctl keeps a set of Tags,… Read More »