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Deploying Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana with puppet

I walked you through the hard way of deploying an ELK stack using packages. This can be error prone and really doesn’t ring well with current DevOps/Infrastructure as Code mantra. So this post will help you accomplish the same setup but using Puppet for configuration management.

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Sending Openstack logs to Elasticsearch Logstash Kibana (ELK stack) - UPDATED

In this post we enable more robust monitoring of our Openstack cluster by sending our Openstack logs to an ELK Stack (Elasticsearch Logstash Kibana). It’s a lot easier than you might think. Read on to find out how easy…

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Openstack home lab for cheap

In this short post I will be covering how I designed and built my Openstack cloud for cheap ( less than $300 ).

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Mesos Docker Container Configuration

Mesos comes with it’s own container technology which is pretty cool in and of itself but it also has the option to make use of Docker to manage containers. This opens up a lot of possibilites for your mesos cluster.

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graphing openstack performace with graphite

This article will cover how to monitor your Openstack cluster’s performace using Graphite. Why would we want to do this? This gives us data that is easily read and interpreted so that we can make informed business decisions about our openstack cloud. This will be useful for decisions about when to add another compute node or if it is time to add more bandwidth to our networking.

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Enabling Mesos Logging

Learn the steps necessary to enable logging on your mesos masters and slaves. This post is a precursor to passing those logs to Logstash.

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Sending mesos logs to Elasticsearch Logstash Kibana (ELK stack)

In this post we enable more robust monitoring of our mesos cluster by sending our mesos logs to Logstash. This is very similar to my other post about sending logs from openstack.

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Running Jenkins on Mesos

This post will walk you through configuring your Jenkins server to use a Mesos Cluster to elasticly use Jenkins Slaves running in Mesos. This has the advantage of using your datacenter hardware much more efficiently and you won’t need several jenkins slaves that could potentially be sitteng there doing nothing but costing you money.

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billcloudme is now admin tome

BillCloud Blog has been redesigned and renamed Admin Tome!

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Cloud Computing Architecture

Cloud computing is everywhere these days. If you would like to jump on the technical bandwagon, then this article will get you pointed in the right direction. We will cover the basics of cloud computing architectures and how they are implemented today.

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