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12. Kaeffchen: Taming the Vector wolve and a LUA transform deep dive

General Agenda Guests: Niclas Mietz, Carsten Köbke, Kevin Honka, Peter Rossbach, Bernhard Rausch, Michael Friedrich, Michael Aigner, Nico Meisenzahl, Greg Campion Next ☕ chat #13: 2020-08-13 - Agenda 22 members, 12 Kaeffchens, and so many ideas :-) Highlights Niclas tamed the wolve making it a nice live demo Running Vector and thinking about Loki with Tracing We could help improve the Vector docs for Label key-value configuration ❤️ Vector allows to use LUA for transform hooks Change into embedding languages into other languages (Perl, Python, Lua, Rust, WebAssembly, etc. Read More…

Date published: August 5, 2020

#everyonecancontribute Kaeffchen: Archive

Our website and blog came from the first iteration where we started with a Google doc, and then later moved to GitLab projects, issues and this website deployed with pages. This blog post summarizes everything which happened thus far and adds the archive for older Kaeffchens as well. The meeting notes are untouched and provide the raw impressions, typos included. Everything in this blog post covers our German Kaeffchen. We made the decision to chat in German/Austrian and document the notes in English. Read More…

Date published: July 31, 2020

GitLab Pages with Hugo: Add Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a powerful way to analyse your website usage and unveil bugs and unexpected behaviour. Most often you just want to know how often a specific page is viewed and get some generic metrics. Setting up your website with GitLab Pages and Hugo is a breeze. Navigate to GitLab.com > New Project > From Template, search for Hugo and get started after the first deployment. After familiarizing with the structure and creating your first blog post, you can dive into more customizations such as adding Google Analytics. Read More…

Date published: July 30, 2020

11. Kaeffchen: Deep dive into log processing with Vector, Loki and Grafana in Kubernetes

General Agenda Guests: Niclas Mietz, Bernhard Rausch, Feu Mourek, Michael Aigner, Konstantin Wolff, Michael Friedrich Next ☕ chat #12: 2020-08-05 - Agenda Congratz Niclas for becoming a GitLab hero! Highlights Niclas started with a Go app explaining plain log messages and the benefits of structured logging Getting started with Vector Docker Insight: Context feature for remote SSH container control Kubernetes deployment with Apache, Loki and Grafana Generating access requests and debugging labels for Vector and why logs are not processed To be continued next week, with Timber too Recording Enjoy the session! Read More…

Date published: July 29, 2020

10. Kaeffchen: From Ansible, Puppet and Zabbix to Log Processing with Loki, Vector and Elastic

General Agenda Guests: Bernhard Rausch, Claudio Künzler, Markus Koller, Niclas Mietz, Nico Meisenzahl, Michael Friedrich Next ☕ chat #11: 2020-07-29 - Agenda Highlights Welcome Claudio Künzler and Markus Koller! Provisioning VMware Ubuntu 20.04 LTS images with Ansible Puppet, Ansible, Zabbix use cases - Bolt? Network Inventory Automation - Twitter thread Monitoring insights from OSMC 2019 - YT playlist Grafana Loki - event & metric format & clients (promtail, fluentd) Vector, fast log processing in Rust Logstash or Elastic ingest nodes Elastic Cloud Enterprise on Premise Elastic Operator on Kubernetes Elastic APM Recording Enjoy the session! Read More…

Date published: July 22, 2020

9. Kaeffchen: Deep dive into Conan with C++ on Windows and GitLab Package Registry

General Agenda Guests: Michael Aigner, Mario Kleinsasser, Bernhard Rausch, Michael Friedrich Next ☕ chat #10: 2020-07-22 (GitLab 13.2 release day!) - Agenda Highlights Hands on deep dive into Conan with C++ on Windows and GitLab’s package registry by Michael Aigner Conan getting started GitLab Conan Registry Demo Repository Windows Shared runner on GitLab.com and Python tips Quick way to see if a GitLab project is public News & surveys, added at the bottom. Read More…

Date published: July 15, 2020

8. Kaeffchen: C++ development (CMake, Windows, CI/CD) and debug stories on ARM

General Agenda Guests: Mario Kleinsasser, Bernhard Rausch, Michael Aigner, Nico Meisenzahl, Michael Friedrich Highlights Chat with weekly topic and news section New languages - maybe start with Rust? CI/CD with C++ and Windows CI/CD runners - how to do it? Windows package scripts for Icinga 2 created by Markus Frosch Windows dev environment documentation written by Michael. Conan package registry How to debug memory corruption on ARM platforms Initial report by Nicolai Buchwitz in November 2018 with no real solution. Read More…

Date published: July 8, 2020

7. Kaeffchen: Terraform and GitLab Live Demo and DevSecOps Culture Talk

General Agenda Guests: Niclas Mietz, Mario Kleinsasser, Bernhard Rausch, Michael Aigner, Nico Meisenzahl, Marcel Weinberg, Michael Friedrich Highlights Niclas kicked off with a live demo on Managing AWS credentials with Terraform using the GitLab integration (state backend, repository and MR integration). Must watch if you want to start learning! A blog post is coming soon. Bernhard continued our discussion about Ops/DevOps and how our working/thinking changed the past years. Read More…

Date published: July 1, 2020

Bash script for checking out the master branch of many repositories in a directory

So I already posted this in my blog but as very few people read that :), I thought I’d post it here too. When dealing with microservices, sometimes I’ve found myself needing to go through all the repositories for a project in a folder and checkout the most recent master so it can be deployed. Again the other day I had to do this so I finally wrote a script to make it go a bit faster. Read More…

Date published: July 1, 2020