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Concourse behind a proxy


I recently had to deploy concourse 5 behind a web proxy. All seemed well after deploying it but then something surprising happened… Surprising to me at least. Which mostly shows my lack of knowledge of using a proxy on a Linux machine. I normally try to avoid this since, in my experience, not all Linux applications behave nicely behind a proxy. When you use BOSH to deploy Concourse setting...

ARMing Cloudfoundry


Earlier this year Ruurd Keizer and I presented Cloud foundry Diego cells running on raspberry Pi. For the CF Summit in Basel we decided the scale things up a bit. This CF Summit we presented a complete Cloud foundry foundation running on a 96 core enterprise ARM machine. If you want to see our talk and demo you can checkout the recording of our session at CF Summit: But Why? There is more than...

My public speaking story


Butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms, can’t eat very well and don’t feel like talking to anybody. If you’re a little bit like me you know when you feel this way. Yes! shortly before delivering a talk to more than 4 people! If you get sick to your stomach just thinking about public speaking then keep reading. Because I used to feel just like you. once upon a time Back when I...

10 Videos 5 Cool BOSH features


Yesterday I released the 10th video in the BOSH tutorial series. I know BOSH can have a steep learning curve but if you have been following along you should now at least know what BOSH is and how to use it to deploy software. You should also be aware of most of the features that make BOSH so cool and help make your life easier. Just to be sure I’ll list some of the cool things about BOSH...

My YouTube adventure


Two weeks or so ago I told you I was trying something new. I hesitantly dipped my toes in the YouTube pool and started out on a BOSH tutorial video series. By the time you read this I will have released my 5th video. In this post I will share some of my YouTubing experiences. Awkwardness I am used to public speaking and I won’t hesitate to do a talk in front of hundreds of people. But my...

BOSH Tutorial video series


I am trying something new: I am starting a BOSH tutorial video series. So instead of writing about BOSH on this blog I’ll be talking about BOSH on youtube. Today I am releasing the first video and I plan¬†to get more videos out in the following weeks. I start out by¬†explaining what BOSH is, why you need it and what the main concepts are. In the second video I will show you how to deploy your...

Stack Elevator – Level 5: Buildpacks and Apps


This is the 7th post in a series about porting Cloud foundry to Raspberry PI. We took the elevator and went down to the lowest level: the phyiscal world. After an interesting elevator ride we now arrive at level 5 at which we’ll find the acutal things running on top of the platoform: buildpacks and applications. buildpacks am sure there is a lot to explain about buildpacks. But in relation...

Stack Elevator – Level 4: Stack&Co


This is the 6th post in a series about porting Cloud Foundry to Raspberry Pi. Today our ride in the stack elevator brings us to level 4: Stack&Co. Wait? what? Isn’t the stack elevator supposed to transport us through the stack? not bing us to the stack? Well.. keep reading to find out what’s on this floor. Cloud Foundry Stack A stack in Cloud Foundry terms is basically a root...

Stack Elevator – Level 3: Code Hacks


This is the 5th post in a series about porting Cloud Foundry to the Raspberry Pi. This time we will look into what needed to be done to the actual CF source code to make it run on 32bit ARM CPUs. Compile Time errors All modifications were done on Garden-runc version 1.11.1. Code might have changes since then. After modifying the garden-runc release I tried BOSH deploying it and was welcomed by...

Stack Elevator – Level 2: Release Department


This is the 4th blog in a series about porting Cloud foundry to Raspberry Pi. In this installment we’ll take a look at the BOSH releases involved in the Cloud Foundry deployment and what we had to do to make them deployable to Raspberry Pi. BOSH Releases involved The following releases are involved: diego garden-Runc cf-networking loggregator bosh-dns I decided to run CF without Consul so...

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Christiaan Roeleveld
Chris works for ITQ and one of his passions is to share his knowledge and use his experience to find the best solution for his customers. Chris started his consulting career shortly after his first encounting with VMware back in 2004. In 2013 he shifted focus to infrastructure automation and recently made the shift to cloud native platforms.