Authentication to kube-apiserver via OIDC

Background There are many benefits of using OIDC to authenticate to kube-api server, especially with multiple clusters that need consistent log-in experience. With the last post on how OIDC Authorization Code Flow works, now I will discuss options with authentication for kubectl to connect to kube API server. To start, let’s look at the anatomy … Read moreAuthentication to kube-apiserver via OIDC

Kubernetes with Multiple CPU Architectures 2 of 2 – Node and Workload

For server CPU, the most common architectures today are amd64 (aka x86_64) and arm64. Although AMD developed the former first, Intel names it as x86_64 (or x64 for short). In terms of compatibility, they are the same. In general, arm64 architecture consumes less power and therefore mobile systems first favour it. Its power efficiency now … Read moreKubernetes with Multiple CPU Architectures 2 of 2 – Node and Workload

Kubernetes with Multiple CPU Architectures 1 of 2 – Container Image

While working on a multi-arch Kubernetes cluster, I came across quite a few issues with image logistics and decided to put these issues in a separate post here. The goal is to supply images with multi-arch support in a standard way. Therefore it is not advisable to rely only on arbitrary image tags to distinguish … Read moreKubernetes with Multiple CPU Architectures 1 of 2 – Container Image

Computing services: from PaaS to Serverless

Silicon Valley startups in mid-2000s likely do not run their own IT operations (i.e. renting their own data centre spaces, purchasing their own rack-mounted servers). Since the launch of EC2, AWS has been renting extra computing capacity to those startups, in the IaaS model. The leased infrastructure requires maintenance work, and AWS realized that many … Read moreComputing services: from PaaS to Serverless

FluxCD: Continuous Deployment with GitOps

This post explains why I land on FluxCD GitOps for my project. Let’s star Background In the Korthweb project, I landed on Istio for the Ingress Gateway technology. I first attempted to expand the orthanc Helm Chart to bring Istio as dependency (sub-chart). One of the external chart for Istio gateway needs to be referenced … Read moreFluxCD: Continuous Deployment with GitOps

Infrastructure deployment in Terraform 2/2

In a previous post, I introduced Terraform Cloud and covered how to use AWS profiles with Terraform. This time I explored some alternatives to Terraform Cloud, in the context of Azure. I use Scalr as an example of multi-cloud management platform. I will also discuss some issues I’ve came across while managing permissions and variables … Read moreInfrastructure deployment in Terraform 2/2