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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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Quake Speedrun Level 2: Argo

Welcome to part two of our QUAKE-Speedrun. This time we will deploy Argo and use it to automate deployments of our additional components on our Kubernetes Cluster to start building out our Platform. First, let’s take a look at the Argo Project Modules to understand what their Job is. Argo Project: ArgoCD “Declarative Continuous Delivery

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Quake Speedrun Level 1: Kops

Introdution: A follow along tutorial to build your own Platform. This was inspired by the gaming speedrun community. A speedrun is a play-through, or a recording thereof, of a whole video game or a selected part of it (such as a single level), performed with the intention of completing it as fast as possible. While

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Getting Started with Amazon EKS

Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service, or more commonly, EKS, is a managed Kubernetes cluster offering from the makers of S3, EC2, and Route 53. With a managed Kubernetes cluster, you are responsible for providing (and paying for) worker machines that do all the heavy lifting in Kubernetes: run pods, manage networking, etc. With EKS, Amazon provides

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Creating a Static NAT in AWS

In general, it is not a good idea to have all of your infrastructure sitting on the public internet. AWS solves this issue by creating VPCs (Virtual Private Clouds) which have private subnets to sequester servers that should not be directly exposed to the internet. While this allows for greater security, it also creates a

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A Handy S3 CLI

Do you ever get annoyed that you have to install Python, pip, and then AWS CLI in order to simply access your S3 storage to manage your buckets? I know once in a while, I do. Then this awesome guy, James Hunt, showed me a handy tool S3 CLI he wrote. It is simple, but

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Save 85% on your Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes hosting bill with this one simple trick

Running your own Cloud Foundry will give you large hosting bills. Kubernetes, whilst having a substantially smaller initial footprint, will still run up a reasonable hosting bill each month. If only there was a way to save 85% of your monthly bill! Allow me to introduce you to the BOSH AWS CPI property spot_bid_price and

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ELB & Instance Information From AWS CLI with IAM Profile

Overview Every once in a while you will find an organization which will not give you AWS Console access so you have to become handy using the AWS CLI for managing the infrastructure underneath BOSH. Fear not, the CLI can be used to retrieve even more information than the Console. You will need to retrieve

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BOSH Director Time Drift

Earlier today I was greeted with this message while performing a BOSH deployment for SHIELD: Error 100: Unknown CPI error ‘Unknown’ with message ‘AWS was not able to validate the provided access credentials’ I double checked the AWS Access and Secret permissions. I even deployed from my laptop a test deployment with the same keys

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