• Running tcpdump on an OpenShift cluster

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    OpenShift tcpdump troubleshooting

    If we want to take a look at the network traffic that we get out of an OpenShift node we can use the oc debug command to spin up a privileged pod with tcpdump installed. This way we don't need to ssh into the worker node.


  • Automatically stablish a SSH tunnel to connect to k8s with kubectl

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    Kubernetes k3s SSH tunnel

    Kubernetes is a powerful container orchestration platform used by many organizations to deploy and manage their applications. Interacting with a Kubernetes cluster requires configuring the kubeconfig file with the necessary credentials. However, managing these credentials can be challenging, especially in scenarios where a bastion host or SSH tunnel is required.

    With kubectl-tokensshtunnel we can automate the process of creating an SSH tunnel to a remote server and retrieving the Kubernetes credentials from there. This tool simplifies access to remote Kubernetes clusters by securely caching the credentials for a specified duration.


  • Simplifying Input Parameters in Pulumi and AWS CDK Libraries

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    Pulumi AWS CDK input parameters string pointers

    Some libraries require you to use string pointers or custom objects for some input parameters, notable examples are Pulumi and AWS CDK. If we only need to provide some static value for it can be annoying to use.


  • Operator-SDK: Set custom fields for kubectl get

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    Kubernetes Operator-SDK CustomResourceDefinition additionalPrinterColumns get fields

    When writing a custom Kubernetes operator using operator-sdk we might want to change the fields are show when running kubectl get:

    $ kubectl get example
    NAME   AGE
    demo   4h20m

    To do so, we'll need to add the additionalPrinterColumns field the the CustomResourceDefinition, but since we are using operator-sdk to take care of this, we'll need to use some annotations in the resource definition file.


  • Velero: Backup and restore

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    Kubernetes backup velero aws backup restore schedule

    Just in the same way we backup physical servers, we need to backup Kubernetes workloads to be able to restore it to its previous state: We'll need make sure we are going to be able to restore the objects of any namespace and it's data (PersistentVolumes)



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