Category Archives: HOWTO’s

Istio: an overview and running Service Mesh in Kubernetes

11 April 2021
 

 Istio is a Service Mesh solution that allows performing Service Discovery, Load Balancing, traffic control, canary rollouts and blue-green deployments, traffic monitoring between microservices. We will use Istio in our AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service for traffic monitoring, as an API Gateway service, for traffic policies, and for various deployment strategies. In this post, will speak… Read More »

Opsgenie: integration with AWS RDS and alerting

18 March 2021
 

 Let’s configure Opsgenie with AWS RDS. The idea is to get notifications from RDS about events and send them to Opsgenie which will send them to our Slack. To do so, we need to configure AWS Simple Notification Service and AWS RDS Event subscriptions. The official documentation is here>>>. Opsgenie confiuration Go to the Integrations… Read More »

Windows: Windows Subsystem for Linux and Ubuntu Linux installation

14 March 2021
 

  Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a Windows subsystem that helps to run various Linux distribution directly from the Windows OS. WSL version 2 which is the default version now uses the Hyper-V virtualization under the hood to install and run Linux and share files and devices between both systems. Windows Subsystem for Linux… Read More »

Kubernetes: what is Endpoints

13 March 2021
 

 Usually, we don’t see Endpoints objects when using Kubernetes Services, as they are working under the hood, similarly to ReplicaSets which are “hidden” behind Kubernetes Deployments. Kubernetes Service So, Service is a Kubernetes abstraction that uses labels to chose pods to route traffic to, see the Kubernetes: ClusterIP vs NodePort vs LoadBalancer, Services, and Ingress… Read More »

Jenkins: running workers in Kubernetes and Docker images build

27 February 2021
 

 We have a Jenkins instance that is running jobs in Docker containers on its host. Eventually, we’ve faced with an issue when the current AWS Ec2 instance t2.2xlarge (8 CPU, 32 RAM) during peak workload periods was too overloaded – not enough CPU time, not enough memory. So, the first solution could be to proceed… Read More »

Linux: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.utf8) and Cyrillic symbols

4 February 2021
 

 Locales is a set of environment variables that are used to determine how to display data and time (for example, first of the week), symbols encoding (for example, how to display cyrillic symbols), default files order when one executing the ls command, and so on. Those variables are: LANG: Determines the default locale in the… Read More »

Linux: connect Bluetooth headset with bluetoothctl and Blueman

2 February 2021
 

 Recently, I bought a Sony WH-1000XM3 headset. In general, they are great but need to connect them to my laptop with Arch Linux. The documentation about Bluetooth on Arch Linux can be found here>>> and here>>>: Installation Install necessary packages: Check kernel’s module: If it’s not found – load it: Start the service: bluetoothctl Linux… Read More »

Logz.io: collection logs from Kubernetes – fluentd vs filebeat

1 February 2021
 

 We are using Logz.io to collect our Kubernetes cluster logs (also, there is a local Loki instance). Logs are collected and processed by a Fluentd pod on every WorkerNode which are deployed from a DaemonSet in its default configuration, see the documentation here – logzio-k8s. The problem we faced is that those pods are consuming… Read More »

Prometheus: Alertmanager Web UI alerts Silence

26 January 2021
 

 Active alerts sending frequency via Alertmanager is configured via the repeat_interval in the /etc/alertmanager/config.yml file. We have this interval set to 15 minutes, and as result, we have notifications about alerts in our Slack each fifteen minutes. Still, some alerts are such a “known issues”, when we already started the investigation or fixing it, but… Read More »