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 …

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Normalizing the Cloud with Docker Machine

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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 …

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Using Docker Machine to Provision on Microsoft Azure

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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 …

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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 …

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Docker Command One Liners

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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 …

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Installing Golang IDE Support in Intellij

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I have always preferred Intellij Community Edition IDE for Java, Bash, Python, Node and anything else I have needed, including recently C/C++ which is pretty slick. The plus is I can hang on to key-mappings, syntax color and general workflow all in a ubiquitous dev environment. There are some good IDE options for Go and of course support for the …

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Golang for Network Ops

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I get asked quite often where the traditional network engineer / network ops should start if they want to broaden their horizons with better code hacking skills or they have spent the last 20 years using Perl scripts or more recently Python and need a change. The answer is easy, Golang. At Socketplane, we all ditched the past couple of …

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The Network Iceberg

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The impact of compute virtualization on the data center network has been profound. There are┬ámore virtual ports then physical ports. That simple measurement overshadows any other disruption in networking. We arrived at this transformation as a result of significant adoption of OS virtualization. The next revision of compute virtualization is the application. The last significant bastion of efficiency is to …

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