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Trying out Rackzar’s AMD Ryzen VPS

Was able to try out Rackzar’s AMD Ryzen VPS recently. This post is about the experience and performance. The UI to Create The user interface is easy to navigate and there is lots one can do. It looks very similar to hostking’s. Wondering if this is a standard frontend that can be deployed by infrastructure […]

Cloud connectivity Containerisation Containers DevOps Docker

How to Ping on a container with No ping utility?

Ever opened a shell or sshed into a container and it does not have the ping binary: bash: ping: command not found Install Ping Use the package manager of the base image apt update apt install iputils-ping Then test: > ping PING ( 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 […]


Elastalert 2: Quick Setup

Ever get notified about issues, bugs and problems by people – but also have the data in elasticsearch. There is a tool called elastalert that can alert on data in your elasticsearch cluster. Warning Elastalert 2 only supports recent things… Elasticsearch 6 is not supported, only: Elasticsearch 7.x or 8.x, or OpenSearch 1.x or 2.x […]

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Deploying Mkdocs with Gitlab CI and Gitlab Pages

Gitlab does not have mkdocs in their prexisting ci/cd templates. .gitlab-ci.yml On your repo create a .gitlab-ci.yml file with the following contents: image: python:3.8-buster before_script: – pip install –upgrade pip && pip install -r requirements.txt pages: stage: deploy script: – mkdocs build – mv site public artifacts: paths: – public only: – master All Gitlab […]

Containerisation Containers DevOps Kubernetes

Minikube: Deploy a container using a private image registry

This post is mainly for wanting to test a private image on your local k8s instance. At this point in time I feel minikube is the lightweight standard for this. You should have a private registry with the image you want to deploy, otherwise – use a public image. Getting Started Install minikube Once minikube […]