• Troubleshooting OpenShift LDAP Authentication

    (16 Aug 2017)
    This post covers a few quick steps for troubleshooting OpenShift master configuration issues. Prompted while attempting to troubleshoot some LDAP issues, these steps may help in other master configuration issues as well.
  • Collaborative DevOps at CBC

    (20 Apr 2017)
    Growing up in Canada, there aren’t many people who aren't exposed to the CBC as part of their daily lives. From Hockey Night in Canada, to The National, to CBC Radio...there likely isn’t a Canadian who hasn’t been exposed to the CBC. Watch Arcitq, Red Hat, and CBC's success story on containerization of CBC's website using OpenShift.
  • Toronto Azure Meetup Recap - From Code to Containers and Automated Pipelines on Azure

    (18 Apr 2017)
    Arctiq recently presented to the the Toronto Azure Meetup Group. The topic was Linux Container Platform (Kubernetes, OpenShift and Ansible Automation) including Pipeline Automation - From Code to Containers and Continuous Delivery on Azure. You can read the presentation description here on our events page. Yes, It was a lot of content to present in an hour but the demo God's were nice and everything worked as designed.
  • OpenShift Multi-Master Install - Not able to choose etcd IP/Interface during installation - work around

    (06 Mar 2017)
    Recently I was building a multi-node OpenShift 3.4 environment in Softlayer - AKA - Bluemix Infrastructure. I ran into an issue with the installer (running via Ansible) that was not very easy to troubleshoot and get to the the root cause.
  • Arctiq Announces Red Hat Premier Status

    (01 Mar 2017)
    Arctiq, Inc. is pleased to announce the achievement of Red Hat Premier partnership status, joining only a handful of Premier partners across Canada. Arctiq has achieved the top status of Red Hat partnership in less than one year of operation. In addition, Arctiq holds Advanced accreditations in Ansible, OpenShift, CloudForms, Satellite, and other key foundational Red Hat open source software.
  • Arctiq's - Red Hat on Microsoft Azure Webinar - Recording

    (26 Feb 2017)
    When the world's two foremost data centre operating system companies start collaborating, we should all sit up and pay attention! Arctiq specializes in the integration of open source solutions to support modern IT transformation, and both Red Hat and Microsoft play a big role in our engagements. From virtualization to containers, across public, private, and hybrid cloud platforms, and the glue that is automation and orchestration, the Arctiq team helps our clients navigate the murky waters. To this end, the marriage between Microsoft and Red Hat is beginning to drive some real world solutions - such as the OpenShift Container Platform running in Azure, or the ability to easily port your RHEL subscriptions into Azure with Red Hat Cloud Access.
  • Microsoft Really Does (Heart) Linux!

    (29 Dec 2016)
    When the world's two foremost data centre operating system companies start collaborating, we should all sit up and pay attention! The marriage between Microsoft and Red Hat is more than simply intriguing. Approximately one year into their “partnership” we are starting to see some real collaborative outcomes.
  • OpenShift on Azure... Eh ?

    (05 Dec 2016)
    There have been a few options over the past year or so but those offerings looked much more like a traditional managed service offering than a real 'Cloud' IMHO. Personally I always felt that Amazon EC2 would be the first to open their doors to Canadians but Microsoft beat them across the boarder.
  • Integrated Security with Black Duck Hub and Jenkins

    (24 Nov 2016)
    This article is a follow-on from our recent Practice Safe DevOps event, where we demonstrated development tooling capabilities focused on the Enterprise, with enough extensibility to bring the corporate security requirements INTO the development process rather than AFTER the deployment process.
  • It's time to build an application pipeline... OpenShift 3.3 integrated Jenkins pipeline demo"

    (07 Nov 2016)
    Everyone wants to achieve better code promotion automation, which is generally referred to as 'being agile' and moving to 'Continuous Deployment, Delivery, and Integration'. I know from experience this was very difficult in the world of virtual machines and bare metal servers, but thanks to container orchestration technologies you will see (in the video below) that times have changed and it’s not so hard anymore.
  • Changing the default SSL certificate on your OpenShift routers

    (05 Nov 2016)
    While it may not be a frequent task, updating SSL certificates is necessary from time to time. In this post, we will illustrate one method of changing these certificates with minimal impact to the production cluster.
  • Using your Openshift CDK to Build & Deploy ASP.NET Containerized Applications

    (03 Oct 2016)
    Since we can now deploy our ASP.NET applications inside OpenShift the game has changed. We can benefits for all the platform automation and integration that OpenShift provides.
  • Productive Developer Tools - Deploying OpenShift "Container Development Kit"

    (26 Sep 2016)
    Think of it as OpenShift 'In a Box', enabling developers or infrastructure teams to get hands on experience with OpenShift without needing access to a full virtual or physical environment.
  • Day 2 Operations: Performance Monitoring of OpenShift with Sysdig Cloud

    (23 Aug 2016)
    When allowing production workloads to run on your cluster, you will likely need a separate management platform to handle performance monitoring and alerting. In this blog, we will explore Sysdig Cloud, which is a SaaS monitoring solution that focuses on container infrastructure monitoring
  • Openshift Enterprise 3.2 in Action... Continuous Delivery Pipeline with Github

    (23 Jun 2016)
    Arctiq recently hosted a technology event in Toronto - Containers are Brewing - End to End Delivery and Orchestration - where I provide a live demo utilizing Redhat Openshift Enterprise 3.2 - PaaS. I utilized 2 public projects from Redhat that were presented last year on-stage at the annual Redhat Summit Conference. You can use this blog and video to give it a try for yourself. We made a few changes to the projects, you can find them here on Github
  • Curator Deployment in OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 and 3.2

    (21 Jun 2016)
    Curator allows operators to define how long elasticsearch indices should be retained. On a defined daily schedule it will purge any qualified indices from elasticsearch.