I have been running in to some odd issues with ArgoCD not updating some of my charts, despite the Git repository having an updated chart version. As it turns out, my configuration and lack of Chart.lock files seems to have been contributing to this inconsistency. My GitOps Setup I have a few repositories that I… Continue reading Tech Tip – You should probably lock that up…
As I was upgrading WordPress from 6.2.2 to 6.3.0, I ran into a spot of trouble. Thankfully, ArgoCD rollback was there to save me. It’s a minor upgrade… I use the Bitnami WordPress chart as the template source for Argo to deploy my blog to one of my Kubernetes clusters. Usually, an upgrade is literally… Continue reading Rollback saved my blog!
One of the things I like about cloud-hosted Kubernetes solutions is that they take the pain out of node management. My latest home lab goal was to replicate some of that functionality with RKE2. Did I do it? Yes. Is there room for improvement? Of course, its a software project. The Problem With RKE1, I… Continue reading Automated RKE2 Cluster Management
Yes… I crashed my RKE clusters in a big way yesterday evening, and I spent a lot of time getting them back. I learned a few things in the process, and may have gotten the kickstart I need to investigate new Kubernetes flavors. It all started with an upgrade… All I wanted to do was… Continue reading Nothing says “Friday Night Fun” like crashing an RKE Cluster!
With Rancher gone, one of my clusters was dedicated to running Argo and my standard cluster tools. Another cluster has now become home for a majority of the monitoring tools, including the Grafana/Loki/Mimir/Tempo stack. That second cluster was running a little hot in terms of memory and CPU. I had 6 machines running what 4-5… Continue reading What’s in a (Release) Name?