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I recently had need to rename some BOSH jobs that were deployed with a BOSH v1 manifest, and no Cloud Config. Early in 2016, the bosh rename job command was replaced with the migrated_from…

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I recently needed to make use of the cf-multi-buildpack (UPDATE: there is also an updated GPL-licensed fork of cf-multi-buildpack). Its instructions indicate to use the -b https://github.com/pl31/cf-multi-buildpack flag during cf push…

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Slack has a great integration with GitHub, allowing you to have a bot post all kinds of GitHub activity into your slack channels. However, the default settings for this require you to give Slack write-permissions…

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Locking down your BOSH VMs? Here's a handy guide for some options at your disposal for overriding the default password for BOSH's vcap user: Customize it in your manifest In each resource pool (or VM…

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A short time ago, I created the fubar-boshrelease with the purpose of providing a broken BOSH release that would help expose operators, and developers to various aspects of troubleshooting things going wrong when working with…

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bosh create-env is AWESOME. It lets you deploy BOSH itself using a BOSH manifest, making it really easy to customize your BOSH deployment as you see fit. It allows you to add a backup agent,…

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At Stark & Wayne, we love Concourse pipelines! We use them for testing/releasing CLI utilities, deploying Cloud Foundry apps, building docker images, creating and testing BOSH releases, and vetting changes to BOSH deployments in…

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A few of our recent posts related to standing up BOSH deployments using Genesis have all revolved around needing Vault to store your credentials safely. The vault-boshrelease makes this fairly straightforward, but there's now a…

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Using Cloud Config enables you to remove a lot out of your BOSH manifests to simplify them. However, it's an all-or-nothing approach. You either use it for all your deployments on a director, or none.…

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