Devops

Log Rotate: Managing Your Cluster Log Made Easy

Log Rotation through Ansible to compress log files and save disk space.

DCOS : Deploy a Load Balanced App using Marathon-lb

In this blog, we are going to deploy a sample load balanced app over DCOS and expose it to the outside of the cluster using Marathon-lb. Here we will be using a containerized application which serves a DCOS site. Here we are using Marathon-lb as an external load balancer. It is based on HAProxy which provides proxying and load balancing for TCP and HTTP based applications. Continue Reading

CI/CD: The Jenkins Way

First, There was Waterfall model, software builds took a long time to develop and then deployment alone was time-consuming. Now, Agile, revolutionizing the way we follow the development cycle making it faster, deliverables have the same quality and they are delivered much faster. Bang! and Now we have Dev Ops.. Where the Agile methodology releases build annually, quarterly or monthly, Dev Ops speed up the Continue Reading

Setting Up Master Slave Machines Using Jenkins

Jenkins is a cross-platform, continuous integration and continuous delivery application that can be used to build and test your software projects continuously making it easier for developers to integrate changes to the project, and making it easier for users to obtain a fresh build, which in turn increases your productivity. When you are working on a number of projects which get built on a regular Continue Reading

Setting Up Cassandra Cluster Through Ansible

In this post, we will use Ansible to and set-up an Apache Cassandra database cluster. We will use AWS EC2 instances as the nodes for the cluster. Creating a cluster manually is a tedious task. We have to manually configure each node and each node must be correctly configured before starting the cluster.With Ansible, we can automate the task and let Ansible handle the configuration Continue Reading

NGINX – Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS

Using HTTPS is highly recommended and I cannot stop when explaining the benefits of using it! Also something which is more important is to make sure when HTTPS is setup it is ensured that all traffic via HTTP is blocked in a way that it is redirected to HTTPS. This can be easily achieved by giving NGINX the following set of instructions in the virtual Continue Reading

NGINX – Load Balancing your application made easy

Often there are requirements to load balance your application in order to scale out and make your application more performant and NGINX can be used to do just that! It can distribute your traffic to several application servers. There are several load balancing methods available in NGINX which are round robin – wherein the requests are distributed in a round-robin fashion least connected – request Continue Reading

NGINX – Redirecting traffic between www and non-www domain

Just in case you ever wondered whether the re-routing from www to non-www or non-www to www domain is possible using NGINX then you bet it is! In fact it is very simple and can be done using the following steps 1. Redirecting from www to non-www Setup a initial virtual server block to point your domain to your content, a simple example would look something Continue Reading

NGINX – Disable direct access (via http and https) to a website using IP address

For the requirements wherein direct access to a website using IP address has to be disabled/blocked, following steps can be followed To disable/block direct access to IP for port 80 create a new or add to an existing (as required) server configurations as follows server { listen 80 default_server; server_name _; return 404; } where _ catches all the domain names pointing to your server’s Continue Reading

NGINX – Easiest way to setup SSL using .pfx files

I’ll try to explain the easiest way to use a .pfx file that can be used to install SSL on NGINX. We’ll start by extracting the CRT file using openssl with the following command openssl pkcs12 -in ./YOUR-PFX-FILE.pfx -clcerts -nokeys -out domain.crt Followed by extracting the private key with the following command openssl pkcs12 -in ./YOUR-PFX-FILE.pfx -nocerts -nodes -out domain.rsa

Ansible: Do more with ease.

In software engineering, software configuration management (SCM or S/W CM) is the task of tracking and controlling changes in the software, part of the larger cross-disciplinary field of configuration management. SCM practices include revision control and the establishment of baselines. If something goes wrong, SCM can determine what was changed and who changed it. If a configuration is working well, SCM can determine how to Continue Reading

Jinja2 Template: The modern design friendly templating engine

Jinja2 is a modern and design friendly templating engine for Python programming language. Jinja2 is a library for Python that is flexible, fast and secure.Jinja can generate any text-based format (HTML, XML, CSV, JSON, etc.). It can generate different documents based on one or more predefined templates. It is also used as a part of the backend of the websites where we need to create Continue Reading

Ansible

Getting Started with Ansible

What is Configuration Management? Before starting with Ansible let’s discuss what configuration management is. Configuration Management (CM) is the process of handling changes in any system systematically, and it maintains the consistency of the product. It retains its consistency because it is applied over the entire lifecycle of the system. Configuration Management provides the capability of controlling and monitoring the performance of the system. Using Continue Reading

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