Using Google Container Registry with Kubernetes

Alternative Text by Lian Li

I recently got into orchestrating my Docker containers with Kubernetes. For one of our projects, I needed to pull docker images from the Google Container Registry (GCR). When using the Google Kubernetes Engine with the GCR everything works out of the box, but to run the containers locally with docker, I had to install and configure docker-credential-gcr. (Go to the GitHub repository for [...]



Automated rollback of Helm releases based on logs or metrics

by Etienne Tremel

Continuous delivery is becoming a standard, if you implement the right process you get a predictable deployment. When a change is made in the code, most of the time the build, test, deploy and monitor steps are followed. This is the base for anyone willing to apply automation to their release process. If a failure is detected during the monitoring phase, then an operator has to verify and [...]


Propagating configuration from Terraform to Kubernetes Apps

Alternative Text by Ádám Sándor

I recently encountered an interesting problem while terraforming Kubernetes clusters on Google Cloud. Our Terraform configurations have some important information which is needed by applications running on the cluster. These are either values for which our Terraform resources are the primary source, or values which are outputs from them. Here are some examples of the types of values we want to [...]




Production Ready Ingress on Kubernetes

Alternative Text by Ian Crosby

I recently had an interesting project building a proof of concept for a cloud based platform. The PoC is composed of a few services, a message queue and a couple simple UIs. All the pieces are containerized and deployed on Kubernetes (GKE).  As a final task before sending this over to the client, I needed to expose the front end publicly. What seemed like a straightforward task turned out to [...]


Docker for Mac with Kubernetes support

by Catalin Jora

During DockerCon Copenhagen, Docker announced support and integration for Kubernetes, alongside Swarm. The first integration is in the Docker for Mac, where you can run now a 1 node Kubernetes cluster. This allows you to deploy apps with Docker-compose files to that local Kubernetes cluster via the docker cli. In this blogpost, I’ll cover what you need to know about this integration and how to [...]