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Kubernetes onPrem: Getting Started

Kubernetes onPrem: Getting Started

Published Nov 17, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

It started as getting a wonderful old retired MacBook Pro from my brother.  I thought “Why not make a real x86 k8s cluster?”.  Using K3s is easy so let’s get started.  For the PVC we will use a Syn...

Azure DevOps: VM Deployment Environments

Azure DevOps: VM Deployment Environments

Published Nov 5, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

A topic that has come up a few times lately, in regards to YAML pipelines in Azure DevOps, is how to use Environments for non-containerized workloads.  Most of to whom I speak are pretty comfortabl...

Chef Habitat: Getting started

Chef Habitat: Getting started

Published Oct 29, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Recently, a colleague asked me about Hashi Waypoint and how it related to Chef Habitat.  While familiar with Chef’s other products, I wasn’t with “Habitat”.  What exactly is Chef Habitat and how do...

VS Code: Bridge to Kubernetes

VS Code: Bridge to Kubernetes

Published Oct 23, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

I was encouraged by a colleague to checkout Microsoft’s “Bridge to Kubernetes”, a Visual Studio/Visual Studio Code extension and pattern for live debugging kubernetes services.  The idea is that yo...

Hashi Waypoint

Hashi Waypoint

Published Oct 16, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Hashicorp had HashiConf 2020 virtually this year.  The two day conference debuted two new products, Hashi Boundaryand Hashi Waypoint.  The former is an Identity at the perimeter solution and the la...

Vault on Kubernetes: Part 2 - Multiple k8s, templates and external IPs

Vault on Kubernetes: Part 2 - Multiple k8s, templates and external IPs

Published Oct 6, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Let’s keep going with what we started last week.  This week I’ll show how to format secrets for various database engines, expose Vault with a public IP and load balancer and lastly how to connect m...

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