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Articles by Ruben Koster

Using an external blobstore for your BOSH release is considered a best practice, since you don't want to pollute your git repo with big files. However there are some downsides to this approach: Need a…

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When debugging Ops Manager problems you sometimes want to directly interact with the BOSH director. This procedure is well documented, however I wanted a more automated way of doing it. So without further ado I…

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Sometimes you just want to read a JSON config file from Bash and iterate over an array. For example, when seeding some credentials to a credential store. This sometimes can be tricky especially when the…

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Everybody has been talking about BOSH 2.0, and how it will solve all your problems. But what is this BOSH 2.0 thing, and where can I get me one of those? Unfortunately BOSH…

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Sometimes you want to run a BOSH errand from you concourse pipeline. For example after deploying Cloud Foundry using cf-deployment, you might want to make sure it is actually working by running the smoke-tests errand.…

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While Cloud Foundry BOSH release is getting bigger and bigger, and more components are added, it is becomming harder to understand the dependencies between jobs. Soon with the addition of BOSH links, BOSH will hopfully…

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The due to the nature of a boshworkspace it will contain sensitive data (like keys, certificates and passwords). To prevent data leaks it is recommended to encrypt this data before pushing it, to for example…

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When you are running out of Cloud Foundry resources (which results in apps not being able to stage/start) you may want to list the available memory/disk on your DEA/runner vms. In this…

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Somtimes you want to know how much memory has been allocated by the apps in your Cloud Foundry cluster. The easiest way to do this is by using the cf cli in combination with a…

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