PKS force delete

Playing in the lab the today I came across a scenario in which a pks create-cluster failed;pks cluster team Name: team Plan Name: small UUID: 3ef60125-5f93-4b98-b50c-7050b6877fdc Last Action: CREATE Last Action State: failed Last Action Description: Instance provisioning failed: There was a problem completing your request. Please contact your…

CaaS or PaaS what's all the fuss?

Over the last couple of months I have been playing with Kubernetes (K8s) due to the addition of PKS (Pivotal Container Service) to the PCF offering. The 1st thing that I noticed after using PAS (Pivotal Application Service) for 18 months is that with K8s you have to do more…

VSTS and Cloud Foundry

A recent conversation got me thinking ..... a prospect has their development pipeline running through Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and we have been discussing Pivotal Cloud Foundry to run workloads. After the initial meeting two things sprung to mind; * I need to get a better understanding of VSTS! * I know…

Why Bosh?

Before I start with "why" Bosh, what is Bosh? It is... an open source tool for release engineering, deployment, life-cycle management and monitoring of distributed systems installs and updates software packages on large numbers of VMs over many Iaas providers, with the absolute minimum of configuration changes orchestrates…

How quickly can I get a .Net application running?

A very good question - my goal was to get some sort of .Net core application up and running in Cloud Foundry. As part of my development plans I want to increase my skills in programming in languages like .Net and Java. While I have started to learn .Net using…

direnv

When I am working on multiple projects for multiple organisations I find myself altering environment variables on the machines I am working on to help me do my job. This up until recently has been a manual process and I often tell people how I'm lazy so look for ways…

What's really important?

Do you get business value in focusing on the intricate details of a solution and thinking through every scenario and factoring the design around them? In the past I would spend way too much time focusing on the detail and flexing my technical muscles by tweaking nerd knows and turning…

What is PCF?

Now that I have joined Pivotal and focusing on Cloud Foundry, which up until now I only knew from a high-level, I thought I would take you on my knowledge journey..... So what is Cloud Foundry and what's Pivotal Cloud Foundry? Cloud Foundry is an open source project, Pivotal take…