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Configuring Katello 3.15

I’m currently using Spacewalk to manage patches on my servers however it doesn’t support CentOS 8 and I suspect there’ll be more and more issues. Plus my previous job used Satellite and the current one wants me to install Katello … Continue reading

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Out Of Memory Killer

In Linux, a process is in place called the OOM Killer that kills processes when memory starts getting too low. While this is an interesting idea, it can kill your application before it kills something that might be a lower … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Delete an etcd Member

On the Kubernetes cluster, one of the etcd members had a falling out and is reporting the data is stale. While troubleshooting, we came up with several ideas including just rebuilding the cluster. It’s not all that hard overall but … Continue reading

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Turkey Pot Pie

This was a real good recipe I found on line when we had to do something with 22 lbs of turkey. We’ve been getting pot pies lately from the store so it was already something on my mind and I … Continue reading

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State of the Game Room 2020

My yearly list of what has arrived in the game room and maybe even what we’ve played over the past year. History State of the Game Room 2016 – It was in Jan of 2017 but it was for 2016. … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Ansible Upgrade to 1.19.6

Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters This document provides a guide to upgrading the Kubernetes clusters in the quickest manner. Much of the upgrade process can be done using Ansible Playbooks. There are a few processes that need to be done centrally on … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Manual Upgrade to 1.19.6

Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters This documentation is intended to provide the manual process for upgrading the server Operating Systems, Kubernetes to 1.19.6, and any additional updates. This provides example output and should help in troubleshooting should the automated processes experience a … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Preparation Steps for 1.19.6

Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters The purpose of this document is to provide the background information on what is being upgraded, what versions, and the steps required to prepare for the upgrade itself. These steps are only done once. Once all these … Continue reading

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Kubernetes Upgrade to 1.19.6

Upgrading Kubernetes Clusters The following lists what software and pods will be upgraded during this quarter. Upgrade the Operating System Upgrade Kubernetes Upgrade kudeadm, kubectl, and kubelet RPMs from 1.18.8 to 1.19.6. Upgrade kubernetes-cni RPM from 0.8.6-0 to 0.8.7-0. kube-apiserver … Continue reading

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Recabling The Cluster

Background, back in the day we had slow network speeds of 10 Megabits per second (10 Mb/s). The specification is UTP Category 3 shortened to Cat3. That’s about half the speed of normal home type WiFi. (We’re not counting dial-up … Continue reading

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