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Kubernetes Tutorials

Interested in a basic overview with helpful visuals before your deep dive into Kubernetes?

All aboard then! In this video tutorial, our Technology Evangelist Rania guides you through the stormy seas of automation: she explains what Kubernetes is about, how it works and where to start!

Introducing the NWS Kubernetes Playground

Introducing the NWS Kubernetes Playground

We are thrilled to introduce our brand-new NWS Kubernetes Playground! This interactive platform is designed to help you master cloud-native technologies, build confidence with tools like Kubernetes, and explore a range of NWS offerings – All for free!   What is...

Securing ingress-nginx with cert-manager

Securing ingress-nginx with cert-manager

In one of our first tutorials, we showed you how to get started with ingress-nginx on your Kubernetes cluster. As a next step, we will tell you how to go about securing ingress-nginx with cert-manager by creating TLS certificates for your services! What is...

Mastering Kubernetes with Cilium: Empowering L7 Traffic Control

Mastering Kubernetes with Cilium: Empowering L7 Traffic Control

With the new release of the Cilium CNI on our Kubernetes Service you'll get the ability to filter traffic based on L7 properties. It's very powerful and can help a lot with your services security. In this tutorial, we'll be securing an API endpoint to allow access...

ReadWriteMany (RWX) with the NFS Ganesha Provisioner

ReadWriteMany (RWX) with the NFS Ganesha Provisioner

Introduction You have the desire that your application needs to scale across multiple nodes for load balancing, but needs access to a common PVC? For this purpose, you need a PVC that is RWX-enabled. As part of our Managed Kubernetes Cluster, it is possible to create...

Resizing Persistent Volumes in Kubernetes

Resizing Persistent Volumes in Kubernetes

You want to resize a PersistentVolume (PV) in Kubernetes? In this tutorial, you'll learn how to do it. If you don't already know what a PV is and how you can create one, you should check out the tutorial Creating Persistent Volumes in Kubernetes first.   Let's...

Custom Connection Limit for Load Balancers

Custom Connection Limit for Load Balancers

You need to set a custom limit for incoming connections on your load balancer? Here you can learn how to achieve this! About the Connection Limit The connection limit specifies the maximum allowed number of connections per second for a load balancer listener (open...

Automatic Fedora CoreOS Updates for your Kubernetes

Automatic Fedora CoreOS Updates for your Kubernetes

You want automated Fedora CoresOS updates for your Kubernetes? And what do Zincati and libostree have to do with it? Here you will quickly see an overview! Fedora CoreOS is used as the operating system for many Kubernetes clusters. This operating system, which...

X-Forwarded-For and Proxy-Protocol

X-Forwarded-For and Proxy-Protocol

You want to know how to get the IP addresses of your clients in your Kubernetes cluster? In five minutes you have an overview! From HTTP client to application In the nginx-Ingress-Controller tutorial, we showed how to make an application publicly accessible. In the...

Kubernetes Alerting with Prometheus Alert manager

Kubernetes Alerting with Prometheus Alert manager

In a previous post, Sebastian explained how to monitor your Kubernetes cluster with the Prometheus Operator. This post builds on that and shows how to set up notifications via email and as push notifications with the Alert Manager. Install the Monitoring Stack with...

Logging with Loki and Grafana in Kubernetes

Logging with Loki and Grafana in Kubernetes

You already know the most important building blocks for starting your application from our Tutorial-Serie. Are you still missing metrics and logs for your applications? After this blog post, you can tick off the latter. Logging with Loki and Grafana in Kubernetes - an...

Manage Kubernetes Nodegroups

Manage Kubernetes Nodegroups

As of this week, our customers can use the "node group feature" for their NWS Managed Kubernetes Cluster plan. What are node groups and what can I do with them? Our seventh blog post in the series explains this and more. What are Node Groups? With node groups, it is...

Creating Persistent Volumes in Kubernetes

Creating Persistent Volumes in Kubernetes

You want to create a persistent volume in Kubernetes? Here you can learn how it works with Openstack Cinder in a NWS Managed Kubernetes plan. Pods and containers are by definition more or less ephemeral components in a Kubernetes cluster and are created and destroyed...

Monitoring Kubernetes with Prometheus

Monitoring Kubernetes with Prometheus

Monitoring - for many a certain love-hate relationship. Some like it, others despise it. I am one of those who tend to despise it, but then grumble when you can't see certain metrics and information. Regardless of personal preferences on the subject, however, the...

Your first steps with Kubernetes

Your first steps with Kubernetes

You have a brand new Kubernetes cluster and want to get started now? But regardless of whether you have a local minikube or a Managed Kubernetes with all the bells and whistles, the first Kubernetes objects in the super simple YAML format will make almost everyone...

How to start your Managed Kubernetes at NWS

How to start your Managed Kubernetes at NWS

Interested in how to start a Managed Kubernetes at NWS? Here you can find out how to get started! First, you will need an account for our NETWAYS Web Services platform. After registering, you can start our open source-Apps like RocketChat and GitLab and also create...

Managed Kubernetes vs. Kubernetes On-Premises

Managed Kubernetes vs. Kubernetes On-Premises

Managed Kubernetes vs. Kubernetes On-Premises - do I go for a Managed Kubernetes plan or am I better off running Kubernetes myself? For some, of course, the question does not even arise in the first place, as it is strategically specified by the group or their own...

Cloud Tutorials

LUKS Encrypted Storage on OpenStack

LUKS Encrypted Storage on OpenStack

Thoroughly securing your IT landscape has become more and more important over the last couple of years. With an increase in (user) data to be managed, processed, and stored, encryption of this data should be on your agenda towards fully secured IT infrastructure....

Migrating Servers from VMware to Openstack

Migrating Servers from VMware to Openstack

In this tutorial, we will have a look at migrating servers from VMware to OpenStack. After VMware's recent acquisition by Broadcom, many Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) face termination of their partnership programs with VMware. With no further information publicly...

Using Terraform with OpenStack

Using Terraform with OpenStack

Many of you may already be familiar using Terraform with Azure or AWS. Although these may be the most used platforms, there is still a need for variety of other options due to local regulations (GDPR). As our systems are geared towards Open-Source, we will be looking...

Dynamic Inventory – An Ansible and Openstack Lovestory

Dynamic Inventory – An Ansible and Openstack Lovestory

For those of you that may not be too familiar with Ansible, it is a great tool to get started in the world of automation and making your life with configuration management a whole lot easier. In this tutorial we will be going through a basic playbook that you can use...

Creating and Using S3 Object Storage

Creating and Using S3 Object Storage

In times of high availability and multiple web servers, the balancing act between central data storage, data security and fast access times must somehow be achieved. This is precisely why more and more users are now using technologies that entice them with buzzwords...

Corosync Cluster with Failover IP

Corosync Cluster with Failover IP

One of the first customer requirements you usually read is High availability. For a long time now, it has been more the norm that the project is still accessible without problems even in the event of partial failures and that "single points of failure" are avoided. A...

Scaling on Demand

Scaling on Demand

Depending on the type of production, it may be worthwhile for some server operators to automatically create virtual machines for a certain period of time and - after the work is done - to delete them again just as automatically; for example, if a computing job with...

Backup and Snapshot

Backup and Snapshot

Sooner or later, everyone who has a server running will reach the point where the VM (or parts of it) irreversibly ” breaks” – by whatever means. Those who have dedicated themselves to backing up their data in advance are now clearly at an advantage and can expect...

Monitoring for machines with Icinga 2 Master

Monitoring for machines with Icinga 2 Master

With our OpenStack Cloud it is very easy to build your own environment according to your own ideas. Quickly and easily start a few machines with Terraform, make the service available to the outside world with an attached floating IP and associated Security Group and...

Manage and assign security groups

Manage and assign security groups

After clicking on the first new instance in our OpenStack web interface and assigning an SSH public key with which to connect to this VM, the newly minted administrator is faced with the small problem that he/she cannot access the instance from the outside; we have...

Start a project and create the first server

Start a project and create the first server

We are celebrating successes with our new OpenStack environment - performance, stability, flexibility and favourable prices are convincing our customers. However, the multitude of functions overwhelms some users when they first start using it. We are happy to help...

Cloud 101

Cloud 101

The NETWAYS group offers a wide range of services and products for setting up, managing, automating, and monitoring IT infrastructures in the OpenSource domain. We operate a hardware store, provide training, organize conferences, offer operational support, and advise...

Database Tutorials

How to start your NETWAYS Managed Database

How to start your NETWAYS Managed Database

In the first Database tutorial, Sebastian already explained what Vitess is all about and what possibilities it offers you, when running your application compared to an ordinary database. In this tutorial, I would like to explain how easy it is for you to start your...

What is Vitess?

What is Vitess?

Back in 2010 a solution was created to solve the massive MySQL scalability challenges at YouTube - and then Vitess was born. Later in 2018, the project became part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and since 2019 it has been listed as one of the graduated...

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