Category Archives: Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management.

Karpenter: the Beta version – an overview of changes, and upgrade from v0.30.0 to v0.32.1

5 November 2023
 

 So, Karpenter has made another big step towards the release, and in version 0.32 it has moved from Alpha to Beta. Let’s take a quick look at the changes – and they are quite significant – and then upgrade to EKS from Karpneter Terraform module and Karpenter Helm chart. The process of installing Karpenter was… Read More »

GitHub Actions: Docker build to AWS ECR and Helm chart deployment to AWS EKS

7 October 2023
 

 So, we have a deployed Kubernetes cluster – see the Terraform: Creating EKS, Part 1 – VPCs, Subnets, and Endpoints series. And we have a GitHub Actions workflow to deploy it – see GitHub Actions: Deploying Dev/Prod environments with Terraform. It’s time to start deploying our backend to Kubernetes. Here we will use GitHub Actions… Read More »

Terraform: building EKS, part 4 – installing controllers

16 September 2023
 

  The last, fourth part, in which we will install the rest of the controllers and add a couple of useful little things. All the parts: Terraform: building EKS, part 1 – VPC, Subnets and Endpoints Terraform: building EKS, part 2 – an EKS cluster, WorkerNodes, and IAM Terraform: building EKS, part 3 – Karpenter… Read More »

Terraform: building EKS, part 3 – Karpenter installation

16 September 2023
 

 This is the third part of deploying an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster with Terraform, in which we will add Karpenter to our cluster. I’ve decided to post this separately because it’s quite a long post. And in the next and final (hopefully!), the fourth part, we will add the rest – all kinds of… Read More »

Terraform: Building EKS, part 2 – an EKS cluster, WorkerNodes, and IAM

10 September 2023
 

  We continue the topic of deploying an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster using Terraform. In the first part, we prepared an AWS VPC. In this part, we’ll deploy the EKS cluster itself, and will configure AIM for it, and in the next parts, we’ll install Karpenter and the rest of the controllers. All the… Read More »

Terraform: Building EKS, part 1 – VPC, Subnets and Endpoints

10 September 2023
 

  So, now that we’ve been reminded a bit about Terraform’s data types and loops, it’s time to start building something real. The first thing we will deploy with Terraform is the AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster and all the resources associated with it because now it is done with AWS CDK, and in addition… Read More »

VictoriaMetrics: VMAuth – Proxy, Authentication, and Authorization

27 August 2023
 

  We continue to develop our monitoring stack. See the first part – VictoriaMetrics: creating a Kubernetes monitoring stack with its own Helm chart. What do we want to do next: give access to developers so that they can set Silence for alerts themselves in Alertmanager to avoid spamming Slack, see Prometheus: Alertmanager Web UI alerts… Read More »

AWS: Getting started with Karpenter for autoscaling in EKS, and its installation with Helm

19 August 2023
 

  On all my previous projects where Kubernetes was, for its WorkerNodes scaling I’ve used the Cluster Autoscaler (CAS) because actually there were no other options before. In general, CAS worked well, but in November 2020 AWS released its own solution for scaling nodes in EKS – the Karpenter, and if at first time reviews… Read More »

Helm: multiple deployment of the same chart with Chart’s dependency

19 August 2023
 

  To improve the performance of Grafana Loki, it is necessary to install several almost identical instances of Memcached, see Grafana Loki: performance optimization with Recording Rules, caching, and parallel queries. The monitoring stack itself is deployed from one Helm chart, which dependencies – Promtail, Loki, etc – are added through the dependency field of… Read More »