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3 months ago
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IRSA and Workload Identity with Terraform

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The go-to practice when pods require permissions to access cloud services when using Kubernetes is using service accounts. The various clouds offering managed Kubernetes solutions have different implementations but they have the same concept, EKS …


3 months ago
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Private EKS API Endpoint behind OpenVPN

7 min read

AWS offers a managed Kubernetes solution called Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). When an EKS cluster is spun up the Kubernetes API is by default accessible by the public. However, this might be something that your …


3 months ago
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CI/CD for Apollo GraphQL Managed Federation

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GraphQL federation is great to use when you want a single API/gateway for all your queries. The simple to-go approach is schema stitching, where you run a gateway microservice which targets all other microservices and …


3 months ago
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NestJS Apollo GraphQL Prometheus Metrics and Grafana Dashboards

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Apollo GraphQL and NestJS are gaining traction quickly, however the monitoring approaches are unclear. At the moment (late 2021 / early 2022) there are no default exporters or libraries for Prometheus metrics and the same …


1 year ago Popular post!
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Creating Awesome Alertmanager Templates for Slack

6 min read

Prometheus, Grafana and Alertmanager is the default stack for me when deploying a monitoring system. The Prometheus and Grafana bits are well documented and there exists tons of open source approaches on how to make …


1 year ago
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GitOps Secret Management with Vault, ArgoCD and Tanka

7 min read

Recently I wrote a blog post on how to use Grafana's Tanka with ArgoCD which is my prefered way to write Kubernetes configuration in Jsonnet. However, the post does not go into detail on the …


1 year ago
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Using the Ducky One 2 Mini with Vim

2 min read

Due to the keyboard being 60% they've moved the arrow keys to I,J,K,L which seems logical, however if your using Vim this gets confusing as you are using H,J,K,L as arrow keys. The Up arrow …


1 year ago
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GitOps with ArgoCD and Tanka

9 min read

GitOps is becoming the standard of doing continuous delivery. Define your state in Git, automatically update and change the state when pull requests are merged. Within the Kubernetes ecosystem two tools have become very popular …


1 year ago
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Migrating Kubernetes Resources between ArgoCD Applications

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I've been using ArgoCD for a while now, and as time went by I started to splitting my Kubernetes resources into smaller ArgoCD Applications. However, I could not figure out clear guidelines on how to …


1 year ago
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Correlating Continuous Deployments with Application Metrics using Grafana's Github Plugin

5 min read

GitOps is becoming the standard of doing continuous deployments. Define your application state in Git, automatically update and change the state when pull requests are merged. This means that deployments happens continuously, usually multiple times …