Kubernetes OnPrem Storage

Lately I came across a few bare metal servers in our lab and decided I would test some of my ideas on setting up a bare metal kubernetes cluster on these nodes.  I started thinking that if I were to do so I would need some persistent storage.  There were a few options I could […]

Docker based Jupyter Notebook on B200 M5 with Tesla P6

We have a fresh system, let’s install Docker.  Here we are using CentOS 7.5 and logged in as root. First make sure your date/clock is correct, if not, fix:

Install Docker

Install NVIDIA Docker

Following the README we do:

The output of this command should give you something like the following: […]

It’s just lube

When looking to optimize your application deployment cycle organizations often turn to buzzwords such as: CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery), DevOps and invariably the different products/projects they’ve heard of that do this.  In this buzzword blitz its a bit easy to get confused as to what does what.  Today we are hearing: Jenkins, Kubernetes, Mesos, Ansible, […]

Boot2Docker with Cisco AnyConnect

Boot2Docker is an OS X app used to create a virtual environment for docker.  Docker only runs on Linux, so Boot2Docker installs a VM on your mac (using virtual box) and a client that runs locally to communicate with the VM. I downloaded this and followed instructions.  You basically just install it with a few clicks.  Once […]

Ansible: From OSX to AWS

My goal in this post is to go from 0 to Ansible installed on my Mac and then be able to provision AWS instances ready to run Docker containers.  The code for this post is public on my github account. OSX Setup I am running OS X Yosemite.  I use brew to make things easy. […]

Why Docker Changes everything

There are many shifts we talk about in IT.  Here are 2 recent examples come to mind that most people are familiar with: The shift from physical to virtual The shift from on-prem infrastructure to cloud based consumption IT. Ultimately it is an organization with a clear vision that disrupts the status quo and creates […]


I’m finally jumping in on the Docker bandwagon and it is pretty exciting.  Here’s how I did a quick trial of it to make it work. Install OS I could do this in my AWS account, or I can do it with my local private cloud.  So many options these days.  I installed the latest […]