This is a short update to Creating a simple Nginx-based web server image which took me about an hour to figure out and 10 seconds to fix….. 404, Ad-Rock’s out the door Yes, I know it’s “four on the floor, Ad-Rock’s at the door.” While working on hosting one of my project React apps in… Continue reading Update: Creating an Nginx-based web server image – React Edition
Configuring a SPA is a tricky affair. I found some tools to make it a little bit easier, but it should still be used with a fair amount of caution. The App I built a small React UI to view some additional information that I am storing in my Unifi Controller for network devices. Using… Continue reading Configuring React SPAs at Runtime
Much of what I learned about Helm charting and running workloads in Kubernetes I credit to the contributors over at k8s-at-home. There expansive chart collection helped me start to jump in to Kubernetes. Last year, they announced they were deprecating their repositories. I am not surprised: the sheer volume of charts they had meant they… Continue reading Tech Tips – Moving away from k8s-at-home
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
After recovering from an RKE crash, I figured it was time to look into different Kubernetes options. I ended up with a new offering from a familiar friend.
This post is part of a short series on migrating my home hypervisor off of iSCSI. It is worth nothing (and quite ironic) that I went through a fire drill last week when I crashed my RKE clusters. That event gave me some fresh eyes into the data that is important to me. How much… Continue reading Home Lab – No More iSCSI – Backup Plans
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!
This post is part of a short series on migrating my home hypervisor off of iSCSI. Observations – Migrating Servers The focus of my hobby time over the few days has been moving production assets to the temporary server. Most of it is fairly vanilla, but I have a few observations worth noting. Let me… Continue reading Home Lab – No More iSCSI: Transfer, Shutdown, and Rebuild
I had a bit of a panic this week as routine tasks took me down a rabbit hole in Kubernetes. The more I manage my home lab clusters, the more I realize I do not want to be responsible for bare metal clusters at work. It was a typical upgrade… With ArgoCD in place, the… Continue reading Lessons in Managing my Kubernetes Cluster: Man Down!
Well, I may not be hitting for the cycle, but I am certainly cycling Kubernetes nodes like it is my job. The recent OpenSSL security patches got me thinking that I need to cycle my cluster nodes. A Quick Primer In Kubernetes, a “node” is, well, a machine performing some bit of work. It could… Continue reading Hitting for the cycle…