AuthorChristiaan 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.

Stack Elevator – Level 4: Stack&Co

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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

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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

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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...

Stack Elevator – Level 1: BOSH Floor

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This is part 3 in my blog series about porting Cloud foundry to Raspberry Pi. In this installment the stack elevator stops at level 1: BOSH Floor. On this floor we’ll find BOSH, the CPI and the stemcell. BOSH BOSH is the magic that deploys Cloud Foundry and keeps it running. The cool thing about BOSH is that it can do this on multiple cloud and IaaS platforms. To make the connection to...

NLVMUG UserCon 2018

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A few weeks ago the annual Dutch VMUG UserCon took place. For the first time this year it was a 2 day event. During the pre-con day there were 3 VMware R&D sessions, a VCDX workshop and a hackathon. I took part in the hackathon and together with my colleagues Martin, Ruurd and Sander we managed to deploy minecraft servers by talking to Alexa. Pretty neat. Source code is here. At the...

Stack Elevator – Ground Floor: Piaas Level

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This is part 2 in a series of blogs about how I ported cloud foundry diego cells to Raspberry PI. In this series I’ll take you with me in the stack elevator. Last time I talked about the basement level which contains the physical side of things. Today we’ll take a look at the IaaS layer. Or actually the Piaas layer (Pi As A Service). bakery Since this piece of software is going to...

Stack Elevator – basement level: Physical world

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As I posted recently I have been working on porting Cloud Foundry to the Raspberry Pi. Porting Cloud foundry took me on a journey through the whole stack. From physical level all the way up to the application and everything in between. In this blog series I’ll take you with me in the stack elevator and show some of each level I visited. First up is the  basement level: Physical world...

First ever Cloud Foundry running on ARM!

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As you might know I have been working on getting Cloud Foundry to run on Raspberry Pi for a while now. Today I am proud to announce that we currently have diego cells running on Raspberry Pi and serving apps! Here is a screenshot of an app that just dumps the output of /proc/cpuinfo in a webpage:                 Below is a pic of the “cloud”...

BOSH Release blobs

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In my attempt to get Cloudfoundry running on Raspberry PIs I had to make some changes to a few BOSH releases. Most of the work involved swapping out blobs with other blobs. At first it wasn’t very clear to me how the blob store thingy in the BOSH releases work so I thought I’d be good to share what I learned. Anatomy of a BOSH Release A BOSH release consists of two main parts: Jobs...

Baking Clouds!

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For the last couple months I have been working on an experiment involving raspbery PIs (or PII?), BOSH and Cloudfoundry. The goal of this experiment is to run Cloudfoundry on one or more Raspberry Pis. My colleague Ruurd Keizer and I will be sharing our journey and demonstrate the result at the Cloudfoundry Summit in Boston in April! Actually the goal is not to run all of the Cloudfoundry...

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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.