DevOps

AWS STS:AssumeRole vs Federation

Introduction AssumeRole and Federation are two widely used approaches provided by AWS to facilitate authorization of cloud resources via Identity Management System (IDMS). In this post, we will describe the Federation and AssumeRole approaches and their integration. We will also see how they are different, and finally, conclude which one serves better. FEDERATED USERS Federated Users(external identities) are users you manage outside of AWS for Continue Reading

Running jmx2graphite as a java agent to push the JMX metrics into Graphite

In my previous blog, we discussed how to monitor a Kafka stream application using Grafana and Graphite. In this solution, we used jmx2graphite as a metrics exporter which takes the metrics from the Jolokia URL where Jolokia exposes the JMX metrics and pushes those metrics to Graphite. But, there is a problem with this solution that we need to deploy one jmx2graphite per service. So Continue Reading

Tale of a Container’s File System

Namespace, CGroup, and Union file-system are the basic building blocks of a container. Let’s have our focus on file-system. Why yet another file-system for the container? Are Conventional Linux file-systems like ext2, ext3, ext4, XFS etc. not good enough to meet the purpose? In this blog post, I will try to answer these questions. Here we will be delving deeply into the Union File System Continue Reading

Monitor a Kafka stream application with Graphite-Grafana using JMX metrics

A few days back, we got the requirement that we need to monitor a Kafka stream application using JMX metrics. We looked for the solution and reached to the conclusion which we will discuss in this blog. I will try to explain each and every component of the solution along with the setup and the integration part of the whole system. Proposed solution: Service (application) exposes Continue Reading

Say Hi! to VCS & GIT

Well, this is my first blog on IT, so go easy on me. I just started my internship as a Software consultant and witnessed the need for GIT in an actual development environment. So I went straight to google and googled it, this is what I understand and as an open source guy I want to share what I have learned so far in this Continue Reading

Cloudfront Distribution Setup for Amazon S3

Amazon CloudFront is a web service that speeds up the distribution of your static and dynamic content such as HTML, CSS, js, and images to your users. CloudFront delivers the content through a worldwide network of data centers called edge locations, which means when a user requests the content that you are serving with CloudFront, the user is routed to the edge location that provides Continue Reading

How to create a bucket on Amazon S3 and getting security credential keys?

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. This blog describes : how you can create buckets on S3, getting credential keys, where should you keep your credential keys. CREATION OF BUCKET First of all, you need to sign up in aws S3 after that Continue Reading

How to upload any file on Amazon S3 using Rust?

Welcome everyone to the file upload on Amazon S3 using the Rust. Amazon S3 [Amazon Simple Storage Service] provides virtually limitless storage on the internet. For the bucket creations and security credentials please refer to my last blog. This blog explains following requests using Rust: sending a request to aws S3 bucket, list of objects in the bucket, putting  an object in the bucket, deleting Continue Reading

Firebase: RealtimeDB & Firestore

Recently, while searching for persistence solutions for one of our projects, we started considering the hosted and managed offerings on the Firebase Platform. Firebase has two primary database offerings, the original Realtime Database (RtDB) and the newer Cloud Firestore (CFS) which is currently in beta. In this post, we’ll briefly list down some of the current similarities and differences that we encountered while tinkering with Continue Reading

OpsInit: Adding a Github webhook in Jenkins Pipeline

Have you ever tried adding GitHub webhook in Jenkins?? In this blog, I will be demonstrating the easiest way to add a webhook in our pipeline. First, let’s see what is a webhook?? The concept of a WebHook is simple. A WebHook is an HTTP callback: an HTTP POST that occurs when something happens. GitHub webhooks in Jenkins is used to trigger our build whenever Continue Reading

OpsInit: Service Discovery In DCOS

DC/OS provides a number of tools out-of-the-box, ranging from basic network connectivity between containers to more advanced features, such as load balancing and service discovery. In this blog, we’ll check the mechanisms through which DC/OS provides networking in version 1.12. What is Service Discovery? Service discovery is how your applications and services find each other. Given the name of a service, service discovery tells you Continue Reading

OpsInit: Basic Understanding of DevOps – Part 1

In this blog, we will take a leap into the world of DevOps and learn some basic terms used in it. Let’s understand with the example.

OpsInit: Packer On AWS

What is Packer? Packer is an open source tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer is lightweight, runs on every major operating system, and is highly performant, creating machine images for multiple platforms in parallel. Packer does not replace configuration management like chef or Puppet. In fact, when building images, Packer is able to use tools like Continue Reading

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