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
Github Actions with Pi4 k3s

Github Actions with Pi4 k3s

Published Feb 26, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

In our last post we covered using a k3s on a Raspberry Pi4 to serve up build agents for Azure DevOps.  But what about those who use Github?  Github has a robust yaml based build system with actions...

K3S, Pi4, and Azure DevOps

K3S, Pi4, and Azure DevOps

Published Feb 16, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

We’ve explored Rancher’s K3s before as well as K3OS.  It’s a pretty handy lightweight kubernetes environment.  However, past attempts to make my Pi3b’s proper containerized build agent pools ultima...

CIVO Kubernetes: a solid managed k3s offering

CIVO Kubernetes: a solid managed k3s offering

Published Feb 9, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

I love exploring alternative cloud providers.  A new one I had not been aware of until recently is CIVO.  They are a smaller cloud company focused on DevOps based out of Stevenage, Hertfordshire in...

Self Hosted Container Registry in Kubernetes

Self Hosted Container Registry in Kubernetes

Published Jan 26, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

When using kubernetes, one piece that always goes hand-in-hand is the container registry. often when we talk about bringing up a cluster, there is the implicit assumption that the registry is “some...

Getting started with Containerized Nexus

Getting started with Containerized Nexus

Published Jan 12, 2020 by Isaac Johnson

Last month we looked at Artifactory, both Commercial and OSS and how it could be used to host artifacts and containers.  Let’s also look at the other big artifact management suite, Sonatype Nexus a...

K3os, a promising start

K3os, a promising start

Published Dec 22, 2019 by Isaac Johnson

Rancher, best known for their flagship product Rancher, also makes a couple of distributions of kubernetes.  The one we’ve covered the most here is k3s, but they also make RKE (Rancher Kubernetes E...

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