HashiConf 2023

HashiConf 2023
This week I attended HashiConf in San Francisco. In this post I summarize my experience and what I thought about the conference!
Read more →

Importing resources with Terraform before and after Terraform 1.5

Importing resources with Terraform before and after Terraform 1.5
In this post I compare how to import resources into your Terraform state using the traditional CLI-driven method with the new method using import blocks. This is a new feature in Terraform 1.5 and as we will see an improvement over the traditional method.
Read more →

The new Terraform Cloud pricing model is so expensive! Or is it?

The new Terraform Cloud pricing model is so expensive! Or is it?
What’s up with the new Terraform Cloud pricing model?
Read more →

Kubernetes provider for Bicep together with user-defined types

Kubernetes provider for Bicep together with user-defined types
Azure Bicep is constantly evolving. The latest release brought a preview of user-defined functions, but in this post I am using modules as a substitute for user-defined functions. I will create Kubernetes deployments through a module, where the module is as close to a function as you can come. I will also be using another experimental feature of Bicep: user-defined types.
Read more →

How to promote releases between GitOps environments

How to promote releases between GitOps environments
In this post I will go through an example of how you can promote releases between different GitOps environments. The sample application I use consists of a simple Helm chart. I will use Argo CD as my GitOps operator. Automation workflows are created using GitHub Actions.
Read more →

Administering Terraform Cloud using GitHub Actions

Administering Terraform Cloud using GitHub Actions
In this post I show how I have created a few custom GitHub actions to allow me to create workspaces in Terraform Cloud automatically as well as triggering runs and applying variable sets to my workspace. I go through details about how to create custom GitHub actions using the Docker action type. I also show a complete GitHub workflow where I use my custom actions to automatically create new Terraform Cloud workspaces when a pull request is opened, and to automatically delete the workspace when the pull request is closed.
Read more →

Using HashiCorp Vault to generate temporary credentials to Azure from GitHub Actions

Using HashiCorp Vault to generate temporary credentials to Azure from GitHub Actions
In this post I will demonstrate how HashiCorp Vault can be used to generate temporary credentials to Azure from a GitHub Actions workflow. The workflow will ask Vault to create a temporary service principal with associated credentials that GitHub can use. The service principal is deleted after a few minutes, and no permanent credentials to Azure remain.
Read more →

Google publishes a list of Terraform best-practices

Let’s take a look at what Google considers to be best-practices when working with Terraform. The list is long, but I will only highlight a few that I find most important.
Read more →

Kubernetes-101

Kubernetes-101
A summary of my Kubernetes-101 series of articles!
Read more →

Linux patch management using Ansible

Security is of utmost importance in any system or platform that we build. We build and deploy our systems. Mission accomplished, high-five! Then comes Day-2 operations. We need to keep our systems floating, we need to make sure our systems do not derail into insecure and neglected messes.
Read more →