Category Archives: Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis.

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 »

Kubernetes: ExternalDNS – records retrieval failed: failed to list hosted zones: Throttling: status code: 400

9 April 2021

 We have an ExternalDNS service running, see the Kubernetes: update AWS Route53 DNS from an Ingress post, which started sending a lot of messages like: msg=”failed to list resource records sets for zone /hostedzone/Z2VM3W5SRY4I9J: Throttling: \n\tstatus code: 400 And even AWS Console in the Route53 says “Throttling error that was caused because API rate was… 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 »

AWS: InvalidSignatureException: Signature not yet current and Kubernetes AWS ALB Ingress controller

4 March 2021

 One day our developers said that they can not create new AWS LoadBalancers via Ingress on our Kubernetes Dev cluster (AWS EKS). Balancers are created using AWS ALB Controller, see AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: running ALB Ingress controller. Errors in the controller’s logs were: E0304 07:12:38.595113       1 controller.go:217] kubebuilder/controller “msg”=”Reconciler error” “error”=”no object matching key… 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 »

Kubernetes: NGINX/PHP-FPM graceful shutdown and 502 errors

25 February 2021

 We have a PHP application running with Kubernetes in pods with two dedicated containers – NGINX и PHP-FPM. The problem is that during downscaling clients get 502 errors. E.g. when a pod is stopping, its containers can not correctly close existing connections. So, in this post, we will take a closer look at the pods’… 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: 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 »