Kubernetes Operator

Kubernetes has a number of tools to automate the deployment of a single workload. In previous posts, we had covered Helm and Kustomize. What are left unresolved is how to maintain the status of workload after deployment is completed. In this post, I will give an introduction to Kubernetes Operator. Compared with Helm (templating approach) … Read moreKubernetes Operator

AWS CDK example in Typescript – provision an AWX server

This post provides an example of using AWS CDK in Typescript. Ansible Tower and AWX We have used open-source Ansible extensively in the past. While the automation is convenient, the lack of UI makes it not as suitable as a team collaboration tool. One way to allow team collaboration with open-source Ansible, is to use … Read moreAWS CDK example in Typescript – provision an AWX server

Automated Deployment Pipeline 3 of 3

Background We have previously covered a pipeline example with Jenkins calling Ansible to leverage OpenSSH configuration and Ansible inventory. We also discussed a use case with declarative pipeline. In this posting, I will provide another advanced example, built on declarative pipeline. The pipeline file will be pulled from Git repository. Also, the script is executed … Read moreAutomated Deployment Pipeline 3 of 3

Automated Deployment Pipeline 2 of 3

In this posting, we continue to discuss Jenkins’ ability to automate deployment routines. Jenkins supports freestyle project out of the box, as well as Pipeline with several plugins. Freestyle project allows user to specify multiple steps on UI. This does not scale well when your entire process involves many steps. As explained on Jenkins’ website: … Read moreAutomated Deployment Pipeline 2 of 3

Automated Deployment Pipeline 1 of 3

The business case You launched a software application. You installed it on two customer sites. You support the application mostly by SSH to customer server and run Bash commands, or slightly better, Bash scripts. The product is a hit to the market. You hired 20 support specialists in a customer service department. The dream client … Read moreAutomated Deployment Pipeline 1 of 3