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Mehdi Bada

NFS Storage Configuration for Kubernetes

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For one of our important customers, we are working on a major project to migrate critical applications to containers. From the implementation of the Kubernetes architecture to the deployment of applications and the administration of the platform, we are responsible for an important technological stack with new challenges for our team. One of the challenges, both important and exciting, is the implementation of Kubernetes clusters on bare metal (VM) and its management. We have deployed…

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Mehdi Bada

Create a Kubernetes cluster with Google Kubernetes Engine

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes | No Comments

Nowadays the market for cloud providers is very competitive. Large companies are fighting a very hard battle over the services they provide. Each offers a wide range of more or less identical products with specific features for each. In my point of view, having deployed Kubernetes clusters in several environments (Cloud and On-Premise), I pay particular attention to Google Cloud for its Google Kubernetes Engine offer. The deployment of a Kubernetes cluster is very fast…

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Mehdi Bada

Kubernetes DNS resolution using CoreDNS (force update deployment)

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After installing your Kubernetes cluster composed by masters and workers, a few configurations steps need to complete. In fact, the join command is not the last operation to perform, in order to have a fully operational cluster. See how to deploy a k8s cluster using kubeadm here: https://blog.dbi-services.com/kubernetes-how-to-install-a-single-master-cluster-with-kubeadm/ . One of the most important steps in the configuration is the name resolution (DNS) within the k8s cluster. In this blog post, we will see how…

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Mehdi Bada

CloudBees DevOps Playground – Hands On with JenkinsX

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Last week, we had the chance to attend to the CloudBees DevOps Playground in London. The event was a presentation and a Hands-On on Jenkins X done by one of the most popular guys from the CloudBees, Gareth Evans. Before taking an interest in Jenkins X, we focused most of our time in the Docker and Kubernetes part. We enhance a lot our skills during the last months on the administration of Kubernetes cluster and…

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David Barbarin

Deploying SQL Server 2019 container on RHEL 8 with podman

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, DevOps, Docker, SQL Server | No Comments

Having a fresh install of RHEL8 on my lab environment, I was curious to take a look at new containerization stuff from Red Hat in the context of SQL Server 2019. Good chances are the future version of SQL Server should be available and supported on with the latest version of Red Hat but for now this blog post is purely experimental. This time I wanted to share with you some thoughts about the new…

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Mehdi Bada

Kubernetes – How to install a single master cluster with kubeadm?

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To bootstrap a minimal K8S cluster for testing purpose, kubeadm is a very interesting tool. The goal of this blog is not to explain to you the K8S architecture or the components but only the deployment part. using kubeadm. The final architecture of our cluster will be the following: Source:https://elastisys.com/2018/01/25/setting-highly-available-kubernetes-clusters/ Docker Installation The first step is to install Docker on each cluster node: yum install yum-utils device-mapper-persistent-data lvm2 yum-config-manager \ –add-repo \ https://download.docker.com/linux/centos/docker-ce.repo yum update…

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David Barbarin

SQL Server containers and docker network driver performance considerations

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, DevOps, Docker, SQL Server | No Comments

Few months ago I attended to the Franck Pachot session about Microservices and databases at SOUG Romandie in Lausanne on 2019 May 21th. He covered some performance challenges that can be introduced by Microservices architecture design and especially when database components come into the game with chatty applications. One year ago, I was in a situation where a customer installed some SQL Server Linux 2017 containers in a Docker infrastructure with user applications located outside…

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Daniel Westermann

Bringing up an OpenShift playground in AWS

By | Application integration & Middleware, Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Before we begin: This is in no way production ready, as the title states. In a production setup you would put the internal registry on a persistent storage, you would probably have more than one master node and you would probably have more than on compute node. Security is not covered at all here. This post is intended to quickly bring up something you can play with, that’s it. In future posts will explore more…

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Mehdi Bada

Docker EE – UCP 3.1.2 installation failed in Azure

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Docker EE 2.1 is a Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform on-premise or in the cloud. To manage your cluster of containers, Docker EE allows you to install UCP (Universal Control Panel). When you plan to install the UCP 3.1.2 in Azure, the installation fails during the deployment of the UCP service. You will get the following error message. [[email protected] ~]$ docker logs ucp-reconcile   If you google the error message you will get a lot of answers…

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