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When I joined the team at Stark & Wayne, one of my first tasks was to create a BOSH release for MariaDB. I found the Cloud Foundry documentation is excellent for getting the big picture but I still managed to hit a few sticking points along the way. Fortunately, Stark & Wayne has deployed many
It was three full days into a five day training course when suddenly the students – Support staff – became very animated and excited. They were watching all the aggregated Cloud Foundry component logs & events from across the entire system. "Oh I wish you’d shown us this on day one!" Ahh blessed Support people
The primary purpose of TryCF is to have a dedicated Cloud Foundry running inside an AWS m3.xlarge VM. But there is so much more you can do with it: target and explore the underlying bosh-lite upload new bosh-lite/warden stemcells upgrade CF versions, from bundled v170 to latest v176 add CF services, such as MariaDB/Galera try
Deploying and maintaining web applications, APIs and mobile backends may require you to do one-off tasks -migrate a database, run a report, debug an application, etc. Currently Pivotal Web Services, PivotalCF, IBM BlueMix & Open Source Cloud Foundry do not have a native way to run one-off tasks. There is now a way with cf-ssh
I have a confession to make: I used to be a .NET developer. Yup, I said it. I used to run Visual Studio. Windows was my primary operating system. Then I started writing code for those "other" platforms – Things like Ruby and Go. This mandated that I change my errant ways and adopt a
The exciting idea of Binary BOSH (see setup tutorial) is to take non-highly available BOSH and make it highly available – by monitoring and resurrecting it with a Meta BOSH. Here’s a great 3min video showing how it works!
[updated with Lessons from the Real World section] One great feature of BOSH is it can resurrect dead servers. AWS kills a VM and then sends you the warning email afterwards? BOSH will spot the VM missing and recreate it. Awesome. But who is resurrecting BOSH? Well, another BOSH or Micro BOSH. But who resurrects
I have been thinking about doing somthing usefull with my lab server for a while now, but today I finally did. By using it as a bare-metal bosh-lite box. Why bare-metal? I wanted to see if cutting out the virtualisation layer would make the whole setup more stable. Which would mean being able to test