Prototyping On-Premises Network Infrastructure for Workloads Running on Kubernetes Clusters: Part 4

Nov 12, 2019 by Piotr Szlenk

This is part four of a four-part blog series. In this final installment, I’ll explain the second of two scenarios available for Calico and Kubernetes deployment, in which Calico is configured to peer with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) with IP Fabric and it doesn’t encapsulate inter-pod traffic into VXLAN. If you are interested in Calico deployment with VXLAN encapsulation, please see the previous blog post.

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Prototyping On-Premises Network Infrastructure for Workloads Running on Kubernetes Clusters: Part 3

Nov 11, 2019 by Piotr Szlenk

The previous post in this series took a deep dive into setting up IP Fabric on Cumulus VX and spinning up a Kubernetes cluster connected to it. This post focuses on one of the scenarios available for Calico and Kubernetes deployment. (Our next post looks at a second scenario; the start of this series walked you through a history of data centre networking and Calico for Kubernetes.)

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Prototyping On-Premises Network Infrastructure for Workloads Running on Kubernetes Clusters: Part 2

Nov 11, 2019 by Piotr Szlenk

Previously in this blog post series, I walked you through a bit of history of data centre networking and introduced Calico for Kubernetes. This blog post deep dives into setting up IP Fabric on Cumulus VX and spinning up Kubernetes cluster connected to it.

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Prototyping On-Premises Network Infrastructure for Workloads Running on Kubernetes Clusters: Part 1

Nov 11, 2019 by Piotr Szlenk

One day, you may be tempted to build and maintain an on-premises Kubernetes cluster. Don’t do it. That's my best advice. Instead, take a look at the managed cloud provider options like GKE, AKS, and EKS , which take away a lot of the pain and expense involved in maintaining and updating Kubernetes clusters. However, sometimes legal or business requirements mean that it's essential that your cluster runs on prem.

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How to Monitor Your Kubernetes Cluster With Prometheus and Grafana

Oct 23, 2019 by Christiaan Vermeulen

Monitoring a cluster is absolutely vital in a Cloud Native system. Prometheus and Grafana make it extremely easy to monitor just about any metric in your Kubernetes cluster.

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