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 […]

Infrastructure-as-Code: Project Overview

In an effort to get caught-up with the Cloud Native space, I am embarking on an effort to build a completely dynamic Kubernetes environment entirely through code. To accomplish this, I am using (and learning) several technologies, including: Container OS (CoreOS) for the Kubernetes nodes. Ignition for configuring CoreOS. Ansible for automation and orchestration. Kubernetes VMware NSX for micro-segmention, load […]

VMware releases new Big Data Extensions fling!

Hot on the heels of my recent posts, and that from Andrew Nelson, the VMware Big Data Extensions team has released an official fling that extends the functionality to include Mesos, Marathon, Chronos, Docker and Kubernetes! From the site: “Big Data Extensions can be easily extended to deploy and manage all kinds of distributed or non-distributed applications. This release of the BDE-SE […]

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