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Fixing The Cluster: K3s, Dapr, APM, Datadog and physical cleanups

Fixing The Cluster: K3s, Dapr, APM, Datadog and physical cleanups

Published Jan 27, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

As I alluded to in my last post, problems happen. In my case, my network starting getting flaky so I rebooted the Wi-Fi router. During this time, I discovered my master/primary K3s node lost its ...

Dapr and Mastodon

Dapr and Mastodon

Published Jan 25, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

We last explored Dapr Secrets nearly two years ago. I thought it might be nice to circle back on them and see how we can use Dapr.io with Azure KeyVault (AKV) and GCP Secrets Manager. My hope was...

Smart Plugs with PyKasa: Part 2 - adding secrets, build files and helm

Smart Plugs with PyKasa: Part 2 - adding secrets, build files and helm

Published Jan 19, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Back in November, I wrote about Kasa Plugs and PyKasa. In that post I covered how to use Kasa Smart Plugs with lights as webhook triggered indicators. To make the updates, I forked the Python-Kas...

Instana: Part 2: GCP, Cloud Services, Databases, Hosts, Monitoring and Alerting

Instana: Part 2: GCP, Cloud Services, Databases, Hosts, Monitoring and Alerting

Published Jan 17, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

In the last post we covered setup, serverless and Open Telemetry. Today we’ll really dive into Alerts with a focus on Teams and PagerDuty. We’ll look at Instana on a cloud hosted cluster (AKS) an...

VIDEO: Containerized Mainframe code with Dapr, OpenTelemetry, Datadog and GKE

VIDEO: Containerized Mainframe code with Dapr, OpenTelemetry, Datadog and GKE

Published Jan 13, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

After a great conversation with Diagrid I was asked to speak about containerizing Mainframe Code (COBOL) and using Dapr.io to orchestrate in Kubernetes.

Instana: Part 1: Setup, K8s, Website and Open Telemetry

Instana: Part 1: Setup, K8s, Website and Open Telemetry

Published Jan 10, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Today we will dig into creating an Instana account and setting up Host and Kubernetes monitors. We’ll look into serverless (AWS Lambdas) and tracing through Open Telemetry.

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