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.

Kubernetes: load-testing and high-load tuning – problems and solutions

4 September 2020
 

 Actually, this post was planned as a short note about using NodeAffinity for Kubernetes Pod: But then, as often happens, after starting writing about one thing, I faced another, and then another one, and as a result – I made this long-read post about Kubernetes load-testing. So, I’ve started about NodeAffinity, but then wondered how… Read More »

Kubernetes: PersistentVolume and PersistentVolumeClaim – an overview with examples

5 August 2020
 

 For the persistent data Kubernetes provides two main types of objects – the PersistentVolume and PersistentVolumeClaim. PersistentVolume – is a storage device and a filesystem volume on it, for example, it could be AWS EBS, which is attached to an AWS EC2, and from the cluster’s perspective of view, a PersistentVolume is a similar resource… Read More »

Prometheus: yet-another-cloudwatch-exporter – collecting AWS CloudWatch metrics

23 July 2020
 

 Currently, to collect metrics from the AWS CloudWatch we are using AWS’s own cloudwatch-exporter, see the Prometheus: CloudWatch exporter — сбор метрик из AWS и графики в Grafana post (in Rus), but it has a few gaps: it’s written in Java, so uses CPU/memory of the monitoring host doesn’t scrapes AWS tags from resources uses… 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 »

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 »

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 »

AWS: eksctl – “Put http://169.254.169.254/latest/api/token: net/http: request canceled”

26 April 2020
 

 We have a Docker image with the eksctl tool included. We also have an ЕС2 with Linux with the eksctl. There is an AWS IAM Instance Profile attached to this EC2 with the AdminAccess policy assigned. On this ЕС2 we have Jenkins running in a Docker container, and it spawns its jobs inside in additional… Read More »

AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 1 – CloudFormation

24 April 2020
 

 The task is: create automation to roll out an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster from scratch. Will use: Ansible: to automate CloudFormation stack creation and to execute eksctl with necessary parameters CloudFormation with NestedStacks: to create an infrastructure – VPC, subnets, SecurityGroups, IAM-roles, etc eksctl: to create a cluster itself using resources created by CloudFormation… Read More »

AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: running ALB Ingress controller

21 April 2020
 

 AWS ALB Ingress Controller for Kubernetes – is a Kubernetes controller which actually controls AWS Application Load Balancers (ALB) in an AWS account when an Ingress resource with the kubernetes.io/ingress.class: alb annotation is created in a Kubernetes cluster. This Ingress resource in its turn describes an ALB Listeners configuration with SSL termination or traffic routing… Read More »