• Kubernetes: Search the specific rule granting a given permission

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    kubernetes role clusterrole rule search kubectl

    Sometimes might be difficult to tell how some subject (User, ServiceAccount, ...) is able to perform a certain task: What's the Role or ClusterRole granting some permission?

    For this we can use the searchrule plugin.

    25/07/2023

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  • Monitoring APIRequestCount in OpenShift

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    OpenShift APIRequestCount monitoring API usage

    Openshift provides an object that tracks the number of requests made to the Kubernetes API server. It provides insights into the load on the cluster, the performance of applications, and helps in capacity planning. By monitoring APIRequestCount, you can identify potential bottlenecks, detect unusual spikes in traffic, and optimize resource allocation.

    $ kubectl get apirequestcounts
    NAME                                                                           REMOVEDINRELEASE   REQUESTSINCURRENTHOUR   REQUESTSINLAST24H
    alertmanagerconfigs.v1alpha1.monitoring.coreos.com                                                6                       1706
    alertmanagers.v1.monitoring.coreos.com                                                            20                      2891
    apiservices.v1.apiregistration.k8s.io                                                             994                     99521
    (...)
    

    11/07/2023

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  • Kubernetes: Configuring Topology Spread Constraints to tune Pod scheduling

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    kubernetes pod affinity Topology Spread Constraints

    Ensuring high availability and fault tolerance in a Kubernetes cluster is a complex task: One important feature that allows us to addresses this challenge is Topology Spread Constraints.

    10/07/2023

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  • OpenShift 3.11 - custom default route certificate failing with certificate has expired or is not yet valid

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    OpenShift Route certificate has expired or is not yet valid default router-certs

    After trying to set a custom default certificate for the OpenShift routes we might see how it's Pods starts crashing:

    $ kubectl get pods
    NAME                          READY   STATUS             RESTARTS   AGE
    router-10-rh8vf               1/1     Running            0          32m
    router-10-f2dt2               0/1     CrashLoopBackOff   6          7m
    router-10-m45b7               1/1     Running            0          31m
    

    Checking it's logs we'll get a quite misleading message:

    $ kubectl logs router-10-f2dt2 -n default
    Error from server: Get https://some.openshift.cluster:10250/containerLogs/default/router-10-f2dt2/router: x509: certificate has expired or is not yet valid
    

    04/07/2023

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  • ExternalSecret: Partially load a secret

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    Kubernetes ExternalSecret

    Sometimes we might have a secret stored in the AWS Secrets Manager with multiple properties but we don't really need all the data stored in the secret. We can tell External Secrets Operator to use just a specific key instead of using the whole secret.

    13/06/2023

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