Using Containers for Day 2 Operations

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.

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