This is a new series where I’ll share some tips I’ve learned over the previous week or two. Mostly, this is going to involve valuable lessons I’ve learned after a mistake or two, or three.Read more “Tips from the Trenches, part 1”
There is no shortage of material discussing deployment applications in containers. They’re small, lightweight, and a completely self-contained environment purpose built for running your application.
Those same features – in particular the purpose-built environment – makes containers excellent for performing Day 2 operations functions. Load your tools into a container customised specifically for them, then administer your application or environment.
In this blog post I’ll show you one technique – we’ll build a container using Buildah, copying in some playbooks, run it using Podman, mounting in a vault password, then execute the playbooks.Read more “Using Containers for Day 2 Operations”