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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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Elk stack in under ten minutes

Creating an elk stack (now called an elastic stack) can seem a bit of a challenge if you wade through the documentation. In this article I will walk you through installing Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana on an Ubuntu 16.10 server in under ten minutes!

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Installing Openstack Newton on Ubuntu 16.10 Server - Part One

In this series of articles we will walk through installing Openstack Newton release on Ubuntu 16.10. This first installment will walk you through installing Keystone on your Ubuntu server. In the coming articles we will walk through making an entire Openstack Newton system.

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Building a virtual private cloud infrastructure

In this post we will discuss what a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is and we will go over the different ways you can implement one.

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Five Jenkins Alternatives

I have to admit I love Jenkins and it’s a pretty awesome tool, but sometimes you need a change. Whether its because you want to try something new or have a new workflow then you might need an alternate to Jenkins. In this post, I cover 5 of the most popular alternatives to Jenkins.

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