Creating a re-usable Vagrant Box from an existing VM with Ubuntu and k3s (with the Kubernetes Dashboard) and adding mysql, using Vagrant and Oracle VirtualBox

Marc Lameriks

In a previous article, I shared with you the steps I took, to get k3s installed (with the Kubernetes Dashboard) on top of an Ubuntu guest Operating System within an Oracle VirtualBox appliance, with the help of Vagrant. [ https://technology.amis.nl/2020/01/15/rapidly-spinning-up-a-vm-with-ubuntu-and-k3s-with-the-kubernetes-dashboard-on-my-windows-laptop-using-vagrant-and-oracle-virtualbox/] For training and demo purposes, I wanted to add mysql […]

Rapidly spinning up a VM with Ubuntu and k3s (with the Kubernetes Dashboard) on my Windows laptop using Vagrant and Oracle VirtualBox

Marc Lameriks

In November of last year, my colleague Lucas Jellema, wrote an article with the title “Ultra fast, ultra small Kubernetes on Linux – K3S beating minikube”. [https://technology.amis.nl/2019/11/12/ultra-fast-ultra-small-kubernetes-on-linux-k3s-beating-minikube/] For training and demo purposes, on my Windows laptop, I already had an environment with a guest Operating System, Docker and Minikube available […]

Using Elastic Stack, Filebeat and Logstash (for log aggregation)

Marc Lameriks

In a previous article I described how I used ElasticSearch, Filebeat and Kibana, for log aggregation (getting log information available at a centralized location). [https://technology.amis.nl/2019/09/15/using-elastic-stack-filebeat-for-log-aggregation/] In this article I will talk about the installation and use of Filebeat in combination with Logstash (from the Elastic Stack).

Using Elastic Stack, Filebeat (for log aggregation)

Marc Lameriks

In my last article I described how I used ElasticSearch, Fluentd and Kibana (EFK). Besides log aggregation (getting log information available at a centralized location), I also described how I created some visualizations within a dashboard. [https://technology.amis.nl/2019/05/06/using-elasticsearch-fluentd-and-kibana-for-log-aggregation/] In a new series of articles, I will dive into using Filebeat and […]

Using ElasticSearch, Fluentd and Kibana (for log aggregation)

Marc Lameriks

In my last article I described how I installed ElasticSearch, Fluentd and Kibana (EFK). [https://technology.amis.nl/2019/04/23/using-vagrant-and-shell-scripts-to-further-automate-setting-up-my-demo-environment-from-scratch-including-elasticsearch-fluentd-and-kibana-efk-within-minikube/] In this article I will dive into using ElasticSearch, Fluentd and Kibana. Besides log aggregation (getting log information available at a centralized location), I will also describe how I created some visualizations within a dashboard. […]

Using Vagrant and shell scripts to further automate setting up my demo environment from scratch, including ElasticSearch, Fluentd and Kibana (EFK) within Minikube

Marc Lameriks

For training and demo purposes, on my windows laptop, I needed an environment with a guest Operating System, Docker and Minikube available within an Oracle VirtualBox appliance. So, in a series of articles up till now, I described the following: The steps I took, to get Docker and Minikube (using […]

Running Apache Kafka on Minikube

Lucas Jellema

I frequently want to demonstrate the working of Apache Kafka and/or provide colleagues and other audiences with an environment for a workshop that involves Apache Kafka. I have been struggling to find  a good way to get Kafka to function properly on Minikube – the standalone, single node Kubernetes cluster […]

Using Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes, to install two versions of a RESTful Web Service Spring Boot application within Minikube

Marc Lameriks 3

In my last article I described how two versions of a RESTful Web Service Spring Boot application were used in Minikube, together with an external “Dockerized” MySQL database. [https://technology.amis.nl/2019/03/05/using-a-restful-web-service-spring-boot-application-in-minikube-together-with-an-external-dockerized-mysql-database/] In this article I will describe how you can use Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes, to install two versions of […]

Using a RESTful Web Service Spring Boot application in Minikube, together with an external “Dockerized” MySQL database

Marc Lameriks 2

In a previous article, I talked about an environment, I prepared on my Windows laptop, with a guest Operating System, Docker and Minikube available within an Oracle VirtualBox appliance. [https://technology.amis.nl/2019/02/12/rapidly-spinning-up-a-vm-with-ubuntu-docker-and-minikube-using-the-vm-drivernone-option-on-my-windows-laptop-using-vagrant-and-oracle-virtualbox/] In another article I created two versions of a RESTful Web Service Spring Boot application, being a book service. With […]

Minikube on KVM on Linux Mint 19.1

Maarten Smeets

In a previous blog post I wrote about running Minikube on Windows. I ended with the suggestion that getting Minikube working might be much easier on Linux. Thus I installed Linux Mint (as dual-boot) on my laptop and gave it a shot. The steps I took to get it working […]

Rapidly spinning up a VM with Ubuntu, Docker and Minikube (using the –vm-driver=none option) on my Windows laptop using Vagrant and Oracle VirtualBox

Marc Lameriks 5

For training and demo purposes, on my Windows laptop, I needed an environment with a guest Operating System, Docker and Minikube available within an Oracle VirtualBox appliance. In this article, I will share with you the steps I took, to get Docker and Minikube (using the –vm-driver=none option) installed on […]

Running Kubernetes 1.10 using MiniKube on Windows 10 (adding kubectl and helm/tiller)

Lucas Jellema 1

Some quick steps to get Minikube for K8S 1.10 up and running on Windows 10 (presuming VirtualBox has already been installed) Download kubectl binary from: https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/v1.11.0/bin/windows/amd64/kubectl.exe  Copy kubectl.exe to any directory of your liking; add that directory to the PATH environment variable. Download minikube from https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/releases  Download the minikube-windows-amd64.exe file, […]

Installing Minikube and Kubernetes on Windows 10

Lucas Jellema

Quick notes on the installaton of Minikube for trying out Kubernetes on my Windows 10 laptop (using VirtualBox –not Hyper-V) Following instructions in https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS5PWC/minikube.html  Download Windows installer for MiniKube: https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/releases Run installer After running the installer, open a command line window Download kubectl.exe curl -o kubectl.exe https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/v1.8.0/bin/windows/amd64/kubectl.exe Copy downloaded file […]