Category Archives: HOWTO’s

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 »

ArgoCD: a Helm chart deployment, and working with Helm Secrets via AWS KMS

22 November 2020
 

 In the previous post ArgoCD: an overview, SSL configuration, and an application deploy we did a quick overview on how to work with the ArgoCD in general, and now let’s try to deploy a Helm chart. The most interesting part of this is how to enable the Helm Secrets. Had some pain with this, but… Read More »

ArgoCD: an overview, SSL configuration, and an application deploy

22 November 2020
 

 ArgoCD helps to deliver applications to Kubernetes by using the GitOps approach, i.e. when a Git-repository is used as a source of trust, thus all manifest, configs and other data are stored in a repository. It can b used with Kubernetes manifest, kustomize, ksonnet, jsonnet, and what we are using in our project – Helm-charts.… Read More »

Kubernetes: ServiceAccounts, JWT-tokens, authentication, and RBAC authorization

22 November 2020
 

  For the authentification and authorization, Kubernetes has such notions as User Accounts and Service Accounts. User Accounts – common user profiles used to access a cluster from the outside, while Service Accounts are used to grant access from inside of the cluster. ServiceAccounts are intended to provide an identity for a Kubernetes Pod to… Read More »

Kubernetes: update AWS Route53 DNS from an Ingress

22 November 2020
 

 We’d like to have the ability to add a DNS-record on the AWS Route53 when a Kubernetes Ingress resource is deployed and point this record to the URL of an AWS Load Balancer which is created by the ALB Ingress controller. To achieve this, the ExternalDNS can be used which will make API-requests to the… Read More »

Linux: LEMP set up – NGINX, PHP, MySQL, SSL, monitoring, logs, and a WordPress blog migration

6 November 2020
 

 Finally got time to migrate the RTFM.CO.UA blog to a new server with Debian 10. This time manually, without any automation will set up a LEMP stack Wrote a similar at 2016 – Debian: установка LEMP — NGINX + PHP-FPM + MariaDB (Rus), but in time the post is more complete of the process and… Read More »

Jenkins: Redis deployment, and Helm subchart values

1 November 2020
 

 The task is to create a Jenkins job to deploy Redis to Dev/Stage/Prod Kubernetes clusters. In the Redis: running Master-Slave replication in Kubernetes we did it manually to see how it’s working, now it’s time to automate it. The main question is how to pass parameters for different environments during the deployment? I’d like to… Read More »

Kubernetes: running SQL migrations with Kubernetes Job and Helm hook

27 October 2020
 

 We have a project running in Kubernetes that needs to run SQL migrations during deployment. To run migrations need to clone a Github repository and run actually migrations stored in it. Currently, this is done with Kubernetes initContainers , and there are two of them – the first one with git clones the repository with… Read More »