Automated Kubernetes Deployment with Ansible

Virtual Elephant now has a YouTube channel! With everyone locked away (to varying degrees) during this COVID-19 pandemic, I have been able to leverage some time each day to study for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam and playing with Kubernetes in the lab. As part of these efforts, I have graduated from building out my Kubernetes clusters manually to writing […]

Kubernetes with Cilium – Ansible Playbook

Hopefully by now you’ve seen the videos walking a user through the full deployment of Kubernetes inside a VMware SDDC using Ansible on YouTube. If not, check out the new Virtual Elephant channel! As part of that deployment, I have written an Ansible playbook that specifically deploys and configures Cilium as the CNI inside a Kubernetes cluster. The playbook cilium-install […]

Kubernetes with Cilium – Challenges

This is the third post in the Kubernetes with Cilium series that I am writing as I work towards running Kubernetes in my Home SDDC environment. The first two posts covered deploying a Kubernetes cluster with Cilium as the CNI, and deploying Hubble to visualize the relationships between containers deployed as a service within a Kubernetes cluster. My purpose in […]

Kubernetes with Cilium & Hubble

The first post in the series showed how to deploy Cilium as the CNI plugin for a Kubernetes cluster. This post will focus on bringing Hubble online within the cluster to assist in the visualization of the cluster and the deployments running on it. Cilium has provided decent documentation on Hubble that can be accessed on the GitHub site. Hubble […]

Kubernetes with Cilium

The Home SDDC Lab is fully online and operational now, so I’ve begun deploying different Kubernetes clusters, leveraging different CNA projects. The plan is to get better exposure to what the community projects offer before I dive deeper into the VMware Tanzu offerings. After deploying a rather vanilla Kubernetes 1.17.4 cluster with Flannel, I embarked on the journey of leveraging […]

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