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What you easily see are usually consequences or symptoms, but not the root cause. "The Dev environment is down!!!" We heard louder screams from developers when the busy dev env was down than when the…

Posted by:Xiujiao Gao 高秀娇

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Sidecars allow additional processes that share filesystem and socks with a Cloud Foundry application. We investigate installing them with Buildpacks.…

Posted by:Dr Nic Williams

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This will be part of a continuing series of posts as I attempt to carve up, chew, and digest this "Kubernetes" thing everyone keeps talking about.  There are a ton of good reference materials on…

Posted by:Chris Weibel

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Migrating disks for BOSH and Cloud Foundry (CF) VMs from the current datastore(s) to new datastore(s) can be painless if you do it right. Otherwise, you may end up losing your persistent disks…

Posted by:Xiujiao Gao 高秀娇

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Recently, one of our clients had to migrate their CF from one vSphere cluster to another.  Here is the story: the client bought some more modern UCS chassis they would like to add to the…

Posted by:Xiujiao Gao 高秀娇

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When the time on BOSH director and CF VMs such as cells are off, it may throw off some of your applications with unusual or unexpected errors. One cause of time drift can occur when…

Posted by:Xiujiao Gao 高秀娇

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For whatever reason you may want to make a database backup for uaadb or ccdb and copy the backup to a jumpbox or other server. The instructions below will walk through two options for performing…

Posted by:Chris Weibel

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Use these queries to get an overview on a CF/PCF environment from Cloud Controller's perspective. You'll need to connect to your ccdb PostgreSQL or MySQL instance. Quick hint: all the db: info you need…

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VM-VM Affinity Rules vSphere VM-VM Affinity Rules specify whether selected individual VMs should run on the same host or be kept on separate hosts. You can either set Distribute Resource Scheduler (DRS) Affinity Rule which…

Posted by:Xiujiao Gao 高秀娇

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