Category Archives: Virtualization

In computing, virtualization refers to the act of creating a virtual version of something, including virtual computer hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources.

Docker: Compose shared networks

20 August 2019
 

 We have a Docker Compose stack with Jenkins, SonarQube, and PostgresSQL, check the SonarQube: running tests from Jenkins Pipeline in Docker post. The problem is that they are described in the same Docker Compose file and are restarted by the same systemd file (check the Linux: systemd сервис для Docker Compose post, Rus) Thus, if… Read More »

Kubernetes: part 3 – AWS EKS overview and manual EKS cluster set up

15 August 2019
 

 Let’s proceed with our Kubernetes journey. Previous parts: Kubernetes: part 1 – architecture and main components overview Kubernetes: part 2 – a cluster set up on AWS with AWS cloud-provider and AWS LoadBalancer In this part we will start working with AWS Elastic Kuberneters Service (EKS) – its short overview, then will create Kubernetes Control… Read More »

Kubernetes: part 2 – a cluster set up on AWS with AWS cloud-provider and AWS LoadBalancer

10 August 2019
 

 In the first part – Kubernetes: part 1 – architecture and main components overview – we did a quick glance about Kubernetes. Also, check the third part – Kubernetes: part 3 – AWS EKS overview and manual EKS cluster set up. The next thing I’d like to play with is to manually create a cluster… Read More »

AWS RDS: “SQLSTATE[22001] – Data too long for column” using MariaDB 10.2

8 August 2019
 

 We have a PHP-application with the AWS RDS MariaDB as a backend. On the previously used 10.0 version all was good, but right after we upgraded to the MariaDB 10.2 – got errors during tests: PDOException: SQLSTATE[22001]: String data, right truncated: 1406 Data too long for column ‘name’ at row 1 in /data/projects/projectname/vendor/yiisoft/yii2/db/Command.php:1290 The first… Read More »

Kubernetes: part 1 – architecture and main components overview

25 July 2019
 

  On my current project for our mobile applications, we have an API-backend on the Yii PHP-framework, which is working now on an ordinary LEMP stack – Linux/NGINX/PHP-FPM/MySQL (AWS EC2 + MariaDB RDS). Eventually, it’s time to break this monolith into microservices which will be orchestrated by the Kubernetes and will be running on the… Read More »

AWS: S3 Cross-Region Replication with DeleteMarkers set up

17 July 2019
 

 At this moment I’m configuring a new CDN for our project. Will use CloudFront and Cloudflare here so need to create two dedicated buckets with different names – cdn.cfr.example.com => CloudFront and cdn.cfl.example.com => Cloudflare. To avoid coping data each time to both buckets – an AWS S3 Cross-Region Replication can be used, so data… Read More »

SonarQube: running tests from Jenkins Pipeline in Docker

18 June 2019
 

 The task is to run our backend PHP tests using SonarQube from a jenkins Pipeline job. Jenkins running in Docker and all its builds also uses Docker. The main issue I faced during this setup was the fact that SonarQube’s container inside spawns another process with Elastisearch (while Docker concept says “1 service per one… Read More »

AWS: IAM users keys rotation, EC2 IAM Roles and Jenkins

30 May 2019
 

 Today I checked our IAM-users and “suddenly” recalled that it’s good to update their credentials sometimes: Well, that’s good to do but here is a question: it’s simple enough to set an expire for keys in IAM, but what to do with all scripts which are used in our Jenkins and which are using those… Read More »

Debian: unattended-upgrades – automatic upgrades installation with email notifications via AWS SES

23 May 2019
 

 A unattended-upgrades package performs automated upgrades installation on Debian/Ubuntu systems. It’s a Python script (1500 lines) located at /usr/bin/unattended-upgrade (and /usr/bin/unattended-upgrades is a symlink to the /usr/bin/unattended-upgrade). CentsOS/RHEL analog – yum-cron. Install it: The main config file is /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades where upgrade types, email settings etc can be configured. Upgrades related schedules are done in the… Read More »