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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OpsMx adds Spinnaker Operator for OpenShift & Kubernetes

We are excited to announce that OpsMx added the Spinnaker operator for OpenShift and Kubernetes environments. Spinnaker Operator allows for easier deployment and maintenance of OpsMx Spinnaker in an OpenShift and Kubernetes environment. What is Operator? An Operator is a method of packaging, deploying and managing a Kubernetes application (in this case, Spinnaker CD). A Kubernetes application is an application…

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Kubernetes Red/Black (Blue/Green) deployments with Spinnaker

This blog helps to understand Kubernetes Red/Black deployments with Spinnaker and Traffic Shaping through Istio. Kubernetes deployment strategies Kubernetes supports declarative rollout strategy with with management objects like deployments and replica-sets. Some of the commonly used rollout strategies are as follows: Recreate Terminates the current running version and replaces with the new version. spec: replicas: 10 strategy: type: Recreate Rolling…

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OpsMx adds Automated Canary Analysis for Kubernetes and Prometheus with Kayenta

Overview Kayenta is an open source automated canary analysis tool used to evaluate the readiness for production of a new version of a software. Kayenta is based on a tool developed internally by Netflix, and it was integrated with Google’s help into Spinnaker to perform automated canary release across multiple clouds. The new software version that is analyzed for readiness…

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How to Enable Prometheus Monitoring for Kubernetes Cluster

Prometheus, an open-source monitoring, and alerting toolkit is becoming the most popular solution for monitoring Kubernetes cluster for Spinnaker users or otherwise.   To perform manual or automated Red/Black or Canary analysis, having a useful monitoring solution is essential. In this blog,  we will provide instructions on how to enable Prometheus monitoring for your Kubernetes cluster

Safer Rolling Update for Docker Applications with Kubernetes

Introduction Docker containers have enabled applications to be developed and deployed faster due to its superior portability between development and production environment and across multiple clouds. Enterprises have started adopting Docker with microservices architecture for their new applications. One of the emerging requirements apparent among these early adopters is the need to update versions of the microservices in production seamlessly.…

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