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Consul Quickstark Book Released

By Bill Ward on July 30, 2017

This book is a short, “to the point”, hands-on introduction to using Consul. You will learn how to do service discovery, cluster management, and key/value storage using Consul. If you are looking to get started with Consul as quickly as possible then this book is for you.

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Installing Consul On Ubuntu

By Bill Ward on July 14, 2017

Consul is a service discovery solution that also provides failure detection, Key/Value pair storage, and is datacenter aware out-of-the-box. I use it in a lot of projects over older solutions like Zookeeper because it is much more robust in my humble opinion. In this post we will walk through installing a basic Consul cluster using Ubuntu.

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Highly Available Jenkins With Consul Nomad And Terraform

By Bill Ward on July 11, 2017

Jenkins doesn’t come with high-availability out-of-the-box. Using Nomad/Consul we can configure Jenkins to be highly-available. Furthermore, we can use terraform to make deployment a breeze.

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Triggering R10k With Serf

By Bill Ward on June 25, 2017

This post is the next in a series of posts that shows how to integrate a complete production puppet environment with serf. In this post we learn how to use serf to fire off r10k updates on your compile masters. This takes the place of running mco r10k synchronize.

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