DevOps

HAWK-Rust Series: Automate Infrastructure using Terraform

Reading Time: 3 minutes HAWK is a Rust based Image Recognition project, which implements a two-factor authentication by using the RFID card for user identification and Image for user validation. In this project, we have used AWS services and the whole AWS infrastructure required by this project is automated using Terraform (a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently).

Need the Grafana slack monitoring alert? Let’s create it now.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In my previous blog, we created the first Grafana dashboard. Now in this blog, we will create our first monitoring Grafana alert. Before creating monitoring alerts, we need to add the notification channel through which we will be notified. Here, we will be adding slack as the notification channel. Slack notification channel: First, open the URL http://localhost:3000 in the browser and log in to the Continue Reading

Let’s create your first Grafana dashboard

Reading Time: 4 minutes In my previous blog, we discussed the setup of Grafana-Graphite for JMX monitoring.  Now we will create a first Grafana dashboard where we will create Grafana queries to visualize JMX metrics stored in Graphite. As we know, Grafana UI runs on http://localhost:3000/ by default so let’s open the URL in the browser with the default username and password which is admin: admin After login either Continue Reading

Manage your Kubernetes applications with Helm

Reading Time: 3 minutes Helm is a powerful tool which can help you manage your most complex applications running on Kubernetes. It works as a wrapper on the top of Kubernetes to manage applications. This is the best possible way to find, use and share the application built to run over Kubernetes. Helm is one of the incubating projects in CNCF family The latest version of Helm is maintained by the CNCF – Continue Reading

Dockerizing a NodeJS app with Redis

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hi folks, in this blog I would walk you through how can we seamlessly dockerize a NodeJS app along with redis, So as we know that docker is a pretty decent way of streamlining and making the process of deployment easier, efficient and pluggable, so let’s gets started but before that, the prerequisite for the blog is a basic understanding of docker

Integrating Lagom Service Discovery with Kubernetes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Consider a situation where a microservice is deployed on multiple pods and on condition one pod got restarted with any of the failure reason makes unreachable and at the same time interdependent services are registers its IP for communication. Now, since other pods of the service are alive but not able to communicate makes the communication failure as well as making the failure of every Continue Reading

Store Git Credentials Encrypted

Reading Time: 3 minutes Hey folks in this blog post we would be looking over how we can store our git credentials in an encrypted format over linux remote servers, let’s first quickly have a look why we want to do it and what git provide us with as options. Git credentials helpers So git provide many types of credential helpers like Store The first and most basic type Continue Reading

Managing Kubernetes On-Premises

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kubernetes is a portable, extensible open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation. It has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem. Kubernetes builds upon a decade and a half of experience that Google has with running production workloads at scale, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community. Kubernetes services, support, and tools are widely available. A few months Continue Reading

Deep Dive: AWS AssumeRole using STS API

Reading Time: 4 minutes Introduction In this blog post we shall be discussing on AWS:AssumeRole approach for obtaining temporary security credentials using STS(Security Token Service) end to end setup.  Temporary Security Credentials (consisting of access key id, secret access key and a security token) enables you to have an access to AWS Environment for a specified duration. It solves use cases like cross account access and single sign-on to Continue Reading

AWS STS:AssumeRole vs Federation

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

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