MetaFoo

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Description

Our brave old server Foo is starting to show its age and we'd like to replace it with some brand new shinny (and hopefully reliable) technologies.

Kubernetes looks interesting as a nice way to orchestrate docker containers and manage their lifecycles.

Some PaaS layer running on top of Kubernetes such as Fabric8 or OpenShift Origin might be useful as well.

We'd love to have a CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) pipeline working so that updating the code of any of our service should be as simple as git push.

Requirements

Ideas

Hardware

We currently have a bunch of HP ProLiant DL380 G5 available, we'll use only one of these for starting to limit our power consumption.

  • 8 cores (2 * Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5460 @ 3.16GHz)
  • 32 GB RAM
  • Power consumption: TBC
  • DD: 170G

Status

  • 20.11.2016: A PoC is running on metafoo.fixme.ch (62.220.135.240) with Kubernetes and Fabric8. A firewall is currently configured to allow only access from 62.220.135.0/24 as we haven't yet figured out how to enable authentication in fabric8.
  • 01.2017: Trashing and rebuilding in a loop to make it work in a reliable way

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