Category Archives: Automation

Admin Admin podcast – A comedy of errors.

I’m a regular listener to the Admin Admin podcast and lurk on their telegram channel, so i was quite chuffed when i was asked to appear with them and talk a little about one of the roles i have at … Continue reading

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Elastic Search daily index size view

How to track the daily index size increase in Elastic Continue reading

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Simple view of ElasticSearch templates

I wanted a simple way to view the Elastic Templates we use to sense check what we had in place. The following script is what i came up with. Basically it uses the awesome ‘jq’ to flatten the dict/hash returned … Continue reading

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kubernetes and shared storage

A walk through on how to setup NFS shared storage in k8s. Continue reading

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Scanning Docker containers for vulnerabilities

There have been a few posts in the past few months on how people have scanned docker images on the docker registry and found most have a lot of vulnerabilities. Many in fact have bitcoin miners and other such malware … Continue reading

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VScode and the Remote Explorer extension

So, I had a remote server i wanted to use with vscode – that is write code on my laptop whilst directly connected to a remote box over SSH that enabled me to do all those git push/pull things i … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi, 1-wire, connectd, and Splunk

Last weekend was time to upgrade my RPi from Debian 7 (Wheezy) to Debian 9 (Stretch). One of the main reasons to do this was i wanted to install collectd and collectd isn’t available for Arm architectures on Debian 7, … Continue reading

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6 DevOps Trends to Be Aware of in 2018 – DZone DevOps

1. The Shift of Focus From CI Pipelines to DevOps Assembly Lines 2. Automation Will Become the Primary Focus 3. Testers Are Expected to Learn to Code 4. Increase in the Adoption of Microservices Architecture 5. More Companies Are Expected … Continue reading

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Not All Developers Use CI/CD – The New Stack

Our previous research has indicated that smaller organizations are less likely to use CI/CD. Thus, it appears that conventional wisdom is correct in assuming that many DigitalOcean developers work on solo projects or in small teams. Although these developers want … Continue reading

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Learning from your faults

A great post on how Gremlin learnt from their latest service failure and made sure it never happened again.  They have their own version of Chaos Monkey type service. via Won’t Get Fooled Again – Gremlin

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