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.

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 »

Kubernetes: Service, load balancing, kube-proxy, and iptables

1 November 2020
 

 One day I wondered – how is load balancing between pods is working in Kubernetes? I.e. – we have an external Load Balancer. Then a Service. And behind it – Pods. What happens when we are receiving a network packet from the world, and we have a few pods – how the traffic will be… Read More »

Kubernetes: AWS ALB Ingress Controller – add redirect to another domain

9 October 2020
 

 We have an application – an old version, and a new one, and two domains for them. The application is working on AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service, behind an AWS LoadBalancer created with AWS ALB Ingress Controller. The task is to create a redirect from the old domain’s Ingress to a new LoadBalancer: old URL: dev.api.old-example.com… Read More »

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 »