Category Archives: HOWTO’s

Linux: configuring KDE Connect and connection to an Android phone

24 June 2020
 

 A really nice Android phone and a Linux OS integration. Besides the KDE Connect, you can use gnome-shell-extension-gsconnect if you’d prefer the Gnome project. In this post, we will set up KDE COnnect between an Android HTC phone and Arch Linux. On Android install the KDE Connect from the Play Market. On Linux, install from… Read More »

Kubernetes: ClusterIP vs NodePort vs LoadBalancer, Services, and Ingress – an overview with examples

24 June 2020
 

 For network communications, Kubernetes presents four Service types – ClusterIP (the default one), NodePort, LoadBalancer, and ExternalName, plus the Ingress resources. In this post, we will take a short overview of all of them, and will check how they are working. The documentation is available here – Publishing Services (ServiceTypes). I’m using AWS Elastic Kubernetes… Read More »

AWS: CloudFormation – using Conditions, Fn::Equals, and Fn::If – an example

17 May 2020
 

 I have a CloudFormation stack with VPC Peerings, in that case, it’s a peering between VPC of a new Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster and VPC of the Prometheus monitoring stack. The EKS cluster’s stack and its whole automation creation were described in the AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 1 – CloudFormation… Read More »

Docker: configure tzdata and timezone during build

17 May 2020
 

 During a Docker image build – it stops asking to configure the tzdata. Dockerfile at this moment is the next: FROM ubuntu:18.04 RUN apt update && apt install -y python-pip python-dev ssh python-boto3 RUN pip install ansible==2.4.3.0 Let’s reproduce – run the build: And here it hangs waiting for us enter data, and even after… Read More »

Helm: helm-secrets – sensitive data encryption with AWS KMS and use it with Jenkins

16 May 2020
 

 So, as a follow-up to the Helm: Kubernetes package manager – an overview, getting started post – let’s discuss about sensitive data in our Helm charts. What I want is to store a chart files in a repository, but even if such a repo will be a private Github repo – I still don’t want… Read More »

AWS: CloudFormation – using lists in Parameters

8 May 2020
 

 In addition to the AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 1 – CloudFormation and AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 2 – Ansible, eksctl posts – now I’d like to pass a Parameter as a List with multiply values to a CloudForamtion stack. The idea is to get all… Read More »

Helm: Kubernetes package manager – an overview, getting started

3 May 2020
 

 The official documentation calls Helm as a “The package manager for Kubernetes“, but in fact, Helm is something bigger than just a package manager – it’s more an application controlling tool for their installation, managing, upgrading, configuration, etc. In this post, we will take an overview of Helm in general, its Charts, templates, variables, and… Read More »

AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 2 – Ansible, eksctl

1 May 2020
 

 The first part – AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 1 – CloudFormation. To remind the whole idea is to create an automation process to create an EKS cluster: Ansible uses the cloudformation module to create an infrastructure by using an Outputs of the CloudFormation stack created – Ansible from a template will… Read More »