December 18, 2016

Pratical Kubernetes and Jenkins 2.0 demo

The intention of this article is to learn a little about running real applications on kubernetes, learn to do some kubernetes troubleshooting, and show you around the information that kubernetes gives you to deploy high availability, containerized applications on a cluster. This article is a “spiritual” continuation of a Jenkins 2.0 tutorial I authored and is utilizing the CoreOS Kubernetes tutorial. Meaning that I'm using the same application from the previous article and that some time in the future, I might put the two together and create a post about using the deployment pipeline to deploy to a Kubernetes cluster for specific environments and promote to pivotal cloud using that Jenkins pipeline. Read more

December 9, 2016

Building a containerized pipeline for this website

I now have a CoreOS box running at Digital Ocean, currently doing nothing. I have a locally built container with nginx and my content inside of it. I get the following output when I run docker-machine ls NAME ACTIVE DRIVER STATE URL SWARM DOCKER ERRORS iflowfor8hours-core - digitalocean Running tcp:// v1.11.2 I first want to get this container running there and get and start figuring out what the pipeline would look like. Read more

December 6, 2016

Migrating this website to Containerized Infrastructure

The time has come to move off my statically Ubuntu VPS box on Digital Ocean and on to a more modern and containerized stack. Why? My VPS was an aged 32-bit Ubuntu box, and I had not done much in terms of maintaining it for a long while. I considered upgrading, patching, and keeping it alive, but the configuration was kind of a work of art and I didn't have anything that I really cared about on it. Read more