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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...

Stack Elevator – Level 1: BOSH Floor


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


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


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


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...

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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.