Category: DevOps

Vault OSS Versus Enterprise

Vault Open Source The Open Source version of Vault is a great starting point for secrets management. This version of Vault can handle secrets management and works great for someone just getting started with Vault or for a company that wants to start improving its security posture.   When should you use Vault Open Source?   If you are just starting out, Vault Open Source is free to use. This makes it perfect for testing out how Secrets Management can improve your security posture. It should be your starting point for getting familiar with Vault and what it can do.   Vault Enterprise Pro Vault Pro is a middle tier between Vault OSS and Vault Premium. The big draw of […]

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Creating a Private Hybrid Kubernetes Cluster Pt. 2

To pick up where I left off in the previous post, I had just finished attempting to create a cluster using Windows Server 1709 and 1607. In each of these I was able to get the cluster created, but there were still some issues that prevented the cluster from being usable with Windows workloads (e.g., Windows containers wouldn’t start, meaning that the cluster was no better than a Linux-only cluster).   Then, I acquired the most recent 1803 Windows Server. I went back and re-tried it using Rancher.   After a couple of minor hiccups (getting Docker installed and running was a bit more difficult than expected: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/Windowscontainers/quick-start/quick-start-Windows-server https://blog.docker.com/2016/09/build-your-first-docker-Windows-server-container/), I saw a curious error when first attempting to join the […]

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Creating a Private Hybrid Kubernetes Cluster Pt. 1

This is the first of a two-part post detailing my work to create a private hybrid Kubernetes Cluster.   I was asked recently to set up a hybrid Kubernetes (K8s) cluster so that it could run both Windows and Linux workloads. Full disclosure: I’m highly opinionated that anything that Windows can do Linux can do better. However, despite my opinions, customers are allowed to make choices with which I disagree, so I got to work. When undertaking a project like this, I generally try to do it once in a development environment, which helps me identify and resolve issues ahead of time, before working on customer resources.   And so we begin.   The customer wanted to run all of […]

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