Continuous Delivery of a Simple Web Application Tutorial – Part 2

In Part 1 we gave the general outline of what we are trying to do, the tools we’re using, and the architecture of the application. In this part (Part 2) we’re going to work on building the development environment with Ansible.  This includes the Jenkins, Gitlab, a private Docker Registry, and a proxy server so we…

Continuous Delivery of a Simple Web Application Tutorial – Part 1

This will be the first of a series of posts showing how we can do continuous delivery of a simple web application.  This will be written tutorial style to show all the different components used.  We are using Open Source tools on Cisco OpenStack private cloud, but the majority of the instructions here could be…

CoreOS, Ansible, OpenStack, and a Private Registry

This took me longer than I want to admit to figure out, so I thought I’d post this solution here.  I’m doing this on Cisco’s OpenStack Private Cloud (COPC) (formerly known as Metacloud). Problem:  Want to deploy a CoreOS instance that can access docker images from a private registry.  I want to do this with…

VMware is the AOL of the private cloud

This week at VMware Partner Exchange there was a nice announcement of VMware Integrated OpenStack or VIO.  VIO attempts to do what most of the developers of OpenStack have failed to do:  Make OpenStack easy to deploy and manage.  (It’s not, anybody who tells you different is trying to sell you something).  The sound bite…

Portland Restaurant Recommendations

I’m going to update this from a previous post with all the food places I’ve either heard about or tried. Breakfast Waffle Window – I’ll have ice cream on my waffles for breakfast.  Thanks.  Been here lots of times. Quick Lunch Por que No – Really good carne asada tacos.  Two locations. Bunk Sandwiches –…