In The Lab

Docker on Google Compute Engine Using Docker Machine

Build Ship Run Banner

Next up in Using Docker Machine across private and public clouds, is Google Compute Engine (GCE). As with the other posts, a diagram of how I view the importance of a Docker Machine abstraction. First, if you don’t already have an account you can get $300 credit expiring after 60-days towards Google GCE that we will use as Docker hosts …

Read More

Building Network Tools using Docker

Docker Build Text

I am going to start pushing out an app every month that fixes some problem in networking. In this case I hacked it up over the past couple of weekends, but other times it will just be me using someones open source awesomeness and demoing it. First some thoughts on where we are in the wild world of networking to …

Read More

Running Docker Machine on Digital Ocean

Docker Large H Dark

Continuing the series on cloud provider examples using Docker machine, up next is Digital Ocean. As with the other posts here is a diagram of how I view Docker Machine usage. For those who don’t have an account already, you can sign get $10 credit with the following link. When you sign up it requires a credit card that won’t …

Read More

10 Examples of how to get Docker Container IP Address

Docker Turtles Banner Network Copy

One thing that is so much fun about the need virtualization paradigm we are heading towards is that in the age of “software defined”, the flexibility of how to do things with infra are much more like programming then working with highly opinionated traditional infrastructure. Along that thread, here are 10 different ways to get a container or docker-machine address …

Read More

Running Docker Machine on Rackspace Public Cloud

Docker Logo Banner

Next up I am giving Docker Machine on Rackspace public cloud a whirl. If you don’t have an account and want to check it out take a look at their developer+ credit. Here is a gif diagram (I’m addicted to making gifs atm, sometimes not even cats doing cute fluffy cat stuff like here) overviewing Docker Machine. To get installed …

Read More

Docker Machine Provisioning on AWS

Next up in the docker machine series of integration posts is spinning up some cloud resources on Amazon EC2. The model is the same as previous docker machine posts, boot a VM running as a Docker host, add your cloud credentials for the provider and use your regular docker client commands on the remote Docker host in Amazon. The docker …

Read More

Normalizing the Cloud with Docker Machine

Docker Penguin Gopher Banner

Docker machine creates a virtual machine running Docker located in an array of locations that I can then create containers and ship workloads to. The locations and types you can provision to range from the who is who of cloud computing, workstation resources and traditional on prem local resources sitting in the average enterprise DC. What I get from using …

Read More

Using Docker Machine to Provision on Microsoft Azure

Docker Microsoft Azure Banner

Microsoft has done a pretty amazing job with Azure over the years. It has been really cool seeing Microsoft embrace Docker and open source in general like they recently have. This post is a continuation of the series on docker machine provisioning to dev hypervisors, DC infra and cloud providers. If you are new to Azure or don’t have an …

Read More

Starting OVSDB and vSwitchd in OpenvSwitch with Debugging Enabled

Here are some quick notes on how I went about debugging OVSDB (ovsdb-server) and OVS vSwitchd (ovs-vsctl). There are lots of ways to debug OVS these are what I used to get debug logs generated. Those logs are helpful troubleshooting for OVSDB transactions and OpenFlow commands when using the ovs-vctl or OVSDB and OpenFlow APIs. Dont do this unless you …

Read More

Docker Command One Liners

Docker Logo

I love the code snippets, it’s how I learn any syntax by rolling up the sleeves, hacking and breaking while taking notes along the way. It’s probably not the most efficient but the muscle memory is how I learn. Here is a list of one liners from my notes in no particular order (even though I tried to in a …

Read More

Brent’s Technology Bookmarks from June

Cat Are You Fucking Kidding Me

Lots going on in the past couple of months. While current projects have me pretty busy I wanted to share some good reads and interesting developments in the industry. In no particular order: Thats all for now. Have a great weekend.

Read More

Updated DevStack OpenDaylight VM Image for OpenStack IceHouse

Openstack Devstack Crop

Here is an updated Fedora 20 image for building OpenStack Icehouse and OpenDaylight. ODL is now merged into the upcoming OpenStack Icehouse release so now you can install ODL directly from OpenStack trunk. The updated image comes from Kyle Mestery who was primarily responsible for getting the OpenStack/OpenDaylight merge and navigating the process. Thanks also to Andrew Grimberg from the …

Read More

Setting Up Overlays on Open vSwitch

Network Overlay

Most “SDN” solutions involve overlays or at the least HW overlay gateways/ToR of some type. Some sell overlays terminating in hardware, others sell overlays terminating in the server. The encaps include standards like GRE, VXLAN and soon to be Geneve (Generic Network Virtualization Encapsulation: basically the good parts of the other encaps evolved). While none of these overlay networks should …

Read More

OpenDaylight OpenStack Integration with DevStack on Fedora

OpenDaylight Logo Sm

The following is a walk through of the OVSDB project within OpenDaylight for OpenStack integration. There are a couple of bugs so it is not for the faint of heart. It is intended for those looking to get their development environment up and running. We will have videos and what not walking through the installation and code reviews of the …

Read More

Install Open vSwitch Networking on Red Hat Fedora 20

Open Vswitch Lab

The following tutorial will bootstrap you in installing and configuring Open vSwitch on Red Hat Fedora 20. It also has some extras that are just general Fedora configuration tasks such as setting up networking along with Wireshark over an X11 ssh session. This is the first of lots of integration posts over the next year as we develop network virtualization …

Read More

Page 1 of 512345»