Fresh/Brewed

When Systems Fail

This is not a sharp picture - not even that good. I was flying early in the morning friday July 19th when I realized something was really wrong. The ticket counter was in a flurry of checking lists and creating paper tickets. I would learn within 30m that Spirit Airlines was SOL in the airport and the TSA was checking my paper ticket against printed manifests. I couldn't be prouder of my own teams at work for having dug in and weathered the Crowdstrike storm - it's a testament of having skilled, available and committed SREs. By the time I landed and was back at my desk to help, the main production systems were healthy. I can't really speak to the rest - but my day wrapped later than usual friday but it was an amazing team effort and really, I couldn't be prouder of the people I work with at WellSky
Portainer.io Part 1: Setup, CE and BE, Registries and K8s provisioning

Portainer.io Part 1: Setup, CE and BE, Registries and K8s provisioning

Published Jul 7, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Portainer.io has long been on my list to check out. It is one of the leading container management apps for docker, though it can also be used to monitor Swarm, Kubernetes, ACI, Nomad or even spin ...

Synology NAS: DSM, Central Management, and a Container Registry

Synology NAS: DSM, Central Management, and a Container Registry

Published Jul 4, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Part of a healthy data center is a healthy storage appliances and servers. For me, it was time to upgrade my old Synology DS216Play to something stronger, albeit surprisingly not necessarily newer...

BTop Resource Monitor

BTop Resource Monitor

Published Jun 29, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

I recently found out about BTOP++ from a post on Lemmy. At its core, it is a command line resource monitor for cpu, memory, storage and more.

Configure8: APIs, Environments and more

Configure8: APIs, Environments and more

Published Jun 27, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

The first time out with Configure8 I really enjoyed setting it up and integrating with all of my tooling. I want to keep that going with API access which we’ll use with more tooling, cost savings ...

Upgrading AKS - A Quick Primer

Upgrading AKS - A Quick Primer

Published Jun 23, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

This topic of AKS Upgrades has come up a few times for me lately. Questions around how to upgrade, what is affected, how to check and rotate SP IDs. I figured it might be nice to just write it up...

Wordpress in Kubernetes

Wordpress in Kubernetes

Published Jun 20, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

I know a lot of people started blogging with Wordpress. Honestly, I started with a modified version of a BBS Perl script. But I know for a long time Wordpress was king of blogging.

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