I’m no expert in containers, but I do talk to a lot of admins in my job, that has not taken the time, to look at containers yet, and therefore haven’t found, if they can be a usefull tool, for them. I think it has a lot to do, with containers, being something developers use, and all the talk around Kubernetes (K8S).
I am always looking for new ways to do demo’s, and to showcase the solutions the company I work for have. One usecase, that I really wanted to show, was infrastructure as code (IAC), using a combination of both VMware and opensource tools. But not just as a deploy and destroy, but also as a way to maintain state in something that keeps running, and do the changes, from a source repository, like Github.
For the last year or so, I have seen a lot of people, talking about their move of blogs, from a traditionel CMS system, to a static site. I have had this on my todo, for quite some time, but I have also been quite satisfied, with blogger (my old blog hosting).
For some time, I have had the problem with Jenkins, that when I ran my Code Stream pipeline, it gave me the following error To fix it, I have been running the code below, in the Jenkins “Script Console” import jenkins.model.Jenkins def instance = Jenkins.instance instance.setCrumbIssuer(null) This has been ok, until my container, running Jenkins, restarted or got updated, and then I got the error again.
A couple of years ago Jad El-Zein (@virtualjad) created a demo, where he ordered a VM (I think it was) using Siri on his iPhone, with vRealize Automation (VRA). As a side project, to another thing, I’m working on, I thought I would recreate that demo, in a 2020 VRA Cloud version.
Being able to show the value, of automation is essential, to be able to keep getting support, for the time you spend on it. One of my coworkers (Tore Brynaa) , gave me an idea, on how we could show that value back to the business, for the customers that have begun using vRealize Automation.
VScode is that type of software, that I hated in the beginning, and now love (for the most part). I have never been any good at coding, scripting etc. but the more my day job, exposes me to automation, the more I want to learn. And along with that, I found out, that VScode, was one of the thing, I better learn to love (or live with).
I have started a new Cloud Management (CMP) series where I want to show, just how easy it is to get started at doing CMP. It’s all in Danish, to keep it local, but I will will update this post, to keep all the videos in one place. 1. Multi Cloud Blueprints in Cloud Assembly.
I have been playing a bit with Kubernettes (K8S) lately. Since it’s running on my vSphere environment, and not a public cloud, I don’t have native access to a load balancer, so I have to use the Ingress Controller instead. Right now i’m using Rancher to deploy the K8S cluster, and due to lack of static ipadresses on my nodes, a LoadBalancer is not an easy thing to get working, it seams.
After reading a blog post, from Cody’s blog thehumblelab.com, about how to create automated vSphere templates, using Packer. I have been using it, for most of my vSphere templates in my demo lab at work. But it has not been without problems. I have been having a problem with my Ubuntu templates.