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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VirtualBox networking explained

Maarten Smeets 7

VirtualBox networking is extremely flexible. With this flexibility comes the challenge of making the correct choices. In this blog, the different options are explained and some example use cases are elaborated. Access between guests, host and other members of the network is explained and the required configuration is shown. This […]

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 […]