Setting up Google Cloud Build (GCB) as CI System within Spinnaker

1. Prerequisites Source Code in GitHub Spinnaker 1.16 1.1 Source Code Repository in GitHub Prepare a GitHub repository with some source code to build and it must contain either a Dockerfile or a cloudbuild.yaml file to configure the build. 1.2 Spinnaker Spinnaker should be running with v1.16.1. 2. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Configuration 2.1 GCP project We need to have…

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Deploying Helm Chart to Kubernetes using Spinnaker

Spinnaker is a multi-cloud and multi-environment Continuous Deployment tool. One of the target environment is Kubernetes(k8s) to deploy micro-services. Why Helm Chart? Creating multiple manifest files and performing kubectl apply command for every manifest makes it cumbersome. So, something similar to rpm or apt-get in Linux, is required for K8s environment for installing connected release objects. Here comes the saviour…

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Spinnaker blue/green deployment for Kubernetes

Spinnaker introduced traffic management in Kubernetes deployments in version 1.14. In this blog we discuss Blue/Green deployment strategy and how to configure in Spinnaker using traffic management. Red/Black or Blue/Green Strategy : Red/Black is to deploy a new version of your application alongside the existing version(s), send client traffic to the new version, and then disable traffic to existing version…

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Spinnaker 1.16 – What’s New

Spinnaker 1.16 release was released on 9th Sep 2019. This release bring in a lot of highlights. Here we share the summary of important improvements. Dynamic Accounts for Echo and Igor Spring Cloud Config has been integrated into Echo and Igor to add support for sourcing account configuration from external sources such as Git and Hashicorp’s Vault. This builds on…

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Deploying Spinnaker in GKE with LDAP authentication

Spinnaker has some quirks when enabled for ldap authentication, especially the login URL. When deploying Spinnaker using the published Helm chart, gate is available on /gate on deck. But the login URL gets routed to /login and after successful login routed to /auth/redirect instead of being relative to the gate base url! The setup works very well when you have…

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Configuring dynamic accounts in clouddriver for kubernetes

This technical blog focus on how to configure spinnaker’s new feature of dynamic account loading in Clouddriver for Kubernetes provider. This feature is introduced in 1.15.x. This feature is an outcome of Spring Cloud Config integration into Clouddriver, to add support for fetching account configuration from external sources like Git and Vault. This feature also dynamically refreshes credentials for Kubernetes,…

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Managing Deployment of your Applications using Spinnaker

Using Spinnaker, you can manage deployments of your application in a consistent, repeatable and safe way through what is called a pipeline. In this tutorial, you will learn how to setup and deploy an application using OpsMx Spinnaker trial. You will learn how to: Create a pipeline Examine the pipeline stages Run the pipeline Manually control pipeline execution Before you…

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Spinnaker 1.15 – What’s New

Spinnaker 1.15 release was released on 19th Jul 2019. This release brings a lot of exciting highlights and updates including the following. Override Kubernetes Manifest Namespace in Deploy Manifest stage Manifest namespace can now be overridden in the Deploy Manifest stage via the Override Namespace option. If selected, the overridden namespace will be injected into each manifest before it is…

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Spinnaker Integration with AWS EC2

Overview OpsMx now provides a reference deployment guide that provide step-by-step instructions for deploying Spinnaker, which is a continuous deployment tool from Netflix Open Source Software, on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. In this document we will explore on how to setup EC2 as a cloud provider with Spinnaker. In AWS, an EC2 is used to launch as many…

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User Story: Spinnaker at Cisco

Spinnaker continuous delivery is continuing to gain traction at large enterprises looking into automated and programmable multi-cloud deployments.  At the recent Spinnaker Summit in Seattle,  Cisco presented their lessons learned in their adoption of Spinnaker enterprise-wide for 3000+ applications and 6000 developers. Cisco chose Spinnaker for the following capabilities of Spinnaker: Multi-cloud deployment capability Support for containers and VMs Zero downtime…

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