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20 Questions You Were Afraid to Ask About Amazon EKS and Fargate

Photo by Photoholgicon Unsplash When I was first asked to investigate Fargate I did what everyone else does, opened a browser tab, Googled EKS Fargate, and started to skim the results for something helpful. Many talk about how billing works, how to run it on ECS, more billing awesomeness but nothing on a high level

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BOSH + KMS Disk Encryption Debugging

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash Today, we made an attempt to encrypt a persistent volume in a BOSH deployment using a KMS key and experienced an odd error which was not obvious on how to debug. Hopefully, after reading this you’ll be able to identify and quickly fix your problem if you run into

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Using BOSH Tags for Cost Center Charge Backs on AWS

Photo by Devin Avery on Unsplash Scenario: You log into the AWS Console, look at the EC2 tab and wonder whether the hundreds of thousands of instances are being used, are still needed, and who owns them. Your recovery from this situation is a slow process, but BOSH can help! BOSH Tags BOSH deployed VM

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How to Connect to Cloud Foundry’s Databases

Photo by N. on Unsplash Whether you are using PCF, cf-deployment, or KubeCF, there is an easy pattern to connect to the underlying MySQL or PostgreSQL databases that works regardless of the secrets provider (CredHub, Vault, or Kubernetes secrets). Makes you feel a bit like a pirate, right? So, break out your sand shovels and

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Cloud Foundry – Money Saving Tips

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash Companies are looking for ways to cut costs and keep staff while offering the same level of service to their developers and customers. Hopefully, the suggestions below will help you identify a few opportunities to save money! There are a few ways operators can save money on Cloud Foundry

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More Limes: Running Multiple KubeCF Deployments on One Kubernetes Cluster

Photo by Herry Sutanto on Unsplash In a previous blog post we discovered how to deploy a single KubeCF with a single cf-operator. Exciting stuff! What if you wanted to deploy a second KubeCF? A third? With a couple minor changes to subsequent installs you can deploy as many instancess of KubeCF as you like,

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Meet Arpy – A BOSH VM Networking Validator

Photo by Hans Eiskonen on Unsplash Ever needed to diagnose weird networking bugs on BOSH deployed VMs? We ran into a problem with a BOSH release that would create routes for itself on the networking stack. To detect this, Arpy was created. How it Works Arpy is a simple bash script which uses the BOSH

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Running Cloud Foundry on Kubernetes using KubeCF

Photo by Alex Gorzen on Flickr At Stark & Wayne, we’ve spent a ton of time figuring out the best solutions to problems using the open source tools we have available. We’ve pondered problem spaces such as: What if we could… Put the lime in the coconut? Put the peanut butter in the chocolate? Put

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Helm 3 – How Do I Do Helm 2 Stuff?

Photo by N. on Unsplash Helm 3 was recently introduced which changed many of the internal bits within the CLI which are not fully backward compatible to those using Helm 2. Fear not, with a couple minor tweaks you can continue to use the Helm charts you know and love! If you are a maintainer

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