Category Archives: Linux

#Apache #Kafka solutions going mainstream

By | February 28, 2018

I like when solutions you are excited about and are first seen as “experimental” start to go mainstream. This happened with containers (Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes etc.) which are now the hottest topic in DevOps right now. The same is happening now for Apache Kafka which was adopted by no other than “Goldman Sachs” for their… Read More »

TCP keepalive: what is it, why do you need it, how to configure it on #Linux

By | November 7, 2017

As you are aware, no service runs alone on some server. You always have to take into account the communication layer between your server and client services. One of the most tricky thing a lot of people overlook is the “housekeeping” of the communication layer. In a properly setup enterprise environment your communication layer (firewalls,… Read More »

#Docker volumes and Selinux

By | September 30, 2017

When running complex environments on Docker on Linux again we face the mighty selinux. There are plenty of selinux alerts generated when I start my environment when the host machines have selinux enabled and volumes are used by the containers. Setting selinux permissions is hard and tedious and many people just prefer to disable it.… Read More »

Linux Cluster with #DRBD replication: solving “HA LVM requires Only one logical volume per volume group” issue

By | April 24, 2017

I have a RHEL 6 Linux cluster setup where the main database storage is replicated on a remote site using DRBD. In case of a failure of the primary site the decision is taken to move operations on the remote site. When the production site is back online sometimes the administrator is too eager to… Read More »