Remove boundaries with Boundary

Remove boundaries with Boundary

Introduction Hashicorp Boundary is a product in its infancy that is meant to allow for simple and secure remote access to your private hosts. An evolved version of SSH bastions and VPNs allowing RDP, SSH, Postgres and other commands to be easily used. At the moment, Boundary allows for several key management services (KMS) like OCI KMS, AWS KMS, etc; however, this article will focus using Vault, another product from Hashicorp....

October 31, 2020 · 8 min · Me
Become nomadic on Digitalocean

Become nomadic on Digitalocean

Introduction In previous articles I introduced Packer and Terraform. In those two articles I did not discuss the files that were copied and executed remotely. To some degree, this will be the focus of this article in addition to configuring Nomad jobs. So to sum up quickly, I will briefly discuss the installation and configuration of Consul, Vault and Nomad to create a simple Nomad cluster on DigitalOcean. However, it is recommended to quickly go through the “Get Started Tutorials” for each product to get a better understanding....

October 18, 2020 · 10 min · Me
Provisioning and Managing DigitalOcean Resources with Terraform

Provisioning and Managing DigitalOcean Resources with Terraform

Introduction Hashicorp’s Terraform is an infrastructure as code tool something like Ansible. However, here, I will be managing DigitalOcean resources where Terraform absolutely performs better than that of Ansible. Do not get be wrong I love Ansible and use it frequently. I want to quickly add that this article will be a part of a series of Hashicorp related articles. I will, in future, present/write on Nomad, Vault and Consul....

October 4, 2020 · 7 min · Me
Get packing with Packer on Digitalocean

Get packing with Packer on Digitalocean

Introduction Hashicorp’s Packer is an image automation tool. I will briefly discuss the configuration of an image template to create a snapshot (image) of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on DigitalOcean. I will quickly add that this article will be a part of a series of Hashicorp related articles. I will, in future, present/write on Nomad, Terraform, etc. All fantastic products from what appears to be a solid company! Anyhow, to briefly explain what I want to do here with Packer, I simply want to create a snapshot that contains various Hashicorp products as well as a docker and docker-compose....

October 3, 2020 · 4 min · Me
Running Kubeadm on a bare-metal system (ubuntu-based)

Running Kubeadm on a bare-metal system (ubuntu-based)

Introduction Kubernetes has sky-rocketed in recent times, so it is a good skill to have, and I love playing around with it. Recently I acquired a Dell R410 server, so I felt the need to immediately do something with it. Thus, this article quickly shows how to install kubernetes via Kubeadm on a bare-metal system. Installation To begin installing Kubeadm and other requirements we can refer to the installation procedure. To quickly recap, we can use the following commands:...

July 25, 2020 · 5 min · Me