Scaling Pods in Kubernetes

Continue to pervious post of Configure Kubernetes on my blog.

This post will discuss how to scale the pods, I will assume the Kubernetes installed if not back to the above post.

If you did these steps below , you can skip

Initialize the cluster

kubeadm init --pod-network-cidr= --kubernetes-version=v1.11.3

As mentioned the command will generate commands like the picture.

mkdir -p $HOME/.kube

sudo cp -i /etc/kubernetes/admin.conf $HOME/.kube/config

sudo chown $(id -u):$(id -g) $HOME/.kube/config
  • Install Flannel

Flannel is an open-source virtual network project managed by CoreOS network designed for Kubernetes. Each host in a flannel cluster runs an agent called flanneld . It assigns each host a subnet, which acts as the IP address pool for containers running on the host.

kubectl apply -f
  • Create deployment
vi deployment.yml
apiVersion: apps/v1

kind: Deployment


  name: httpd-deployment


    app: httpd


  replicas: 3



      app: httpd




        app: httpd



      - name: httpd

        image: httpd:latest


        - containerPort: 80
  • Spin up the deployment
kubectl create -f deployment.yml

  • Create the service
vim service.yml
kind: Service

apiVersion: v1


  name: service-deployment



    app: httpd


  - protocol: TCP

    port: 80

    targetPort: 80

  type: NodePort
kubectl create -f service.yml
  • Scale the deployment up to 5 replicas.
vi deployment.yml

Change the number of replicas to 5:

spec: replicas: 5
  • Apply the changes:
kubectl apply -f deployment.yml


Hope it’s useful


How to enable docker logging

Docker includes multiple logging mechanisms to help you get information from running containers and services. These mechanisms are called logging drivers. Each Docker daemon has a default logging driver, which each container uses unless you configure it to use a different logging driver, or “log-driver” for short.


Configure Docker to user Syslog

  • vim /etc/rsyslog.conf
In the file editor, uncomment the two lines under `Provides UDP syslog reception` by removing `#`.

#ModLoad imudp

#UDPServerRun 514


systemctl start rsyslog

  • Now that syslog is running, let’s configure Docker to use syslog as the default logging driver. We’ll do this by creating a file called daemon.json
sudo mkdir /etc/docker

vi /etc/docker/daemon.json

{ "log-driver":


"log-opts": {

"syslog-address": "udp://<PRIVATE_IP>:514" }



systemctl start docker

Time to use for docker

For example , first method

docker container run -d --name syslog-logging httpd

Check by

docker logs syslog-logging


tail /var/log/messages

second way to use the enable logging

docker container run -d --name json-logging --log-driver json-file httpd


docker logs json-logging

Docker power 👌



Docker compose example

What is docker compose ?

Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. With Compose, you use a YAML file to configure your application’s services. Then, with a single command, you create and start all the services from your configuration.

Benefits of Docker Compose

  • Single host deployment – This means you can run everything on a single piece of hardware
  • Quick and easy configuration – Due to YAML scripts
  • High productivity – Docker Compose reduces the time it takes to perform tasks
  • Security – All the containers are isolated from each other, reducing the threat landscape

Just quick post with example about docker-compose file to show you how much powerful this instead of running docker compose

  1. create file called docker-compose.yml
version: '3'
    image: ghost:1-alpine
    container_name: ghost-blog
    restart: always
      - 80:2368
      database__client: mysql
      database__connection__host: mysql
      database__connection__user: root
      database__connection__password: P4sSw0rd0!
      database__connection__database: ghost
      - ghost-volume:/var/lib/ghost
      - mysql

    image: mysql:5.7
    container_name: ghost-db
    restart: always
      - mysql-volume:/var/lib/mysql


2. Run

docker-compose up -d



ansible provisioning for instance (Cloud Version) Using Pipelines

Imagine you are having multiple instances and you want to change something, if you will do this manually it will take time from you why not to automte the process ?

I upladed one of the projects to automate the process, this will allow to automate the simplest things for example new employee joined and you need to add his SSH key to your instances (You can even choose which VM you want to him/her to acces) , just add the key in the roles and configure the pipeline on your rep and the code will run Automtically.

I uploaded the project on my github HERE.


Enjoy the power of automation.


DevOps Overview, Cloud Version this time Azure

DevOps is the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to your end users. Azure DevOps is a set of services that gives you the tools you need to do just that. With Azure DevOps, you can build, test, and deploy any application, either to the cloud or on premises. DevOps practices that enable transparency, cooperation, continuous delivery and continuous deployment become embedded in your software development lifecycle.

Azure DevOps provides several tools you can use for better team collaboration. It also has tools for automated build processes, testing, version control, and package management. That’s quite a bit to cover! We’ll get to all the tools eventually. For now, let’s follow the team as they begin with an overview of what Azure DevOps is and how they can get started.

Azure DevOps ServicesDescriptions
Azure Boardsagile tools that help us plan, track, and discuss our work, even with other teams.
Azure Pipelines build, test, and deploy with CI/CD that works with any language, platform, and cloud.
Azure Test Plansmanual and exploratory testing tools.
Azure Reposprovide unlimited, cloud-hosted private, and public Git repos.
Azure Artifacts create, host, and share packages.

What is Agile?

Agile is a term that’s used to describe approaches to software development, emphasizing incremental delivery, team collaboration, continual planning, and continual learning. Agile isn’t a process as much as it is a philosophy or mindset for planning the work that a team will do. It’s based on iterative development and helps a team better plan for and react to the inevitable changes that occur in software development. Let’s listen in on Mara’s discussion with Andy after the latest release.

Recommendations for adopting Agile

  • Create an organizational structure that supports Agile practices
  • Mentor team members on Agile techniques and practices
  • Enable in-team and cross-team collaboration:- If collaboration is the key to becoming successful at Agile, what are some of the ways you can encourage it? Here are some ideas.

What is Azure Boards?

Azure Boards is a tool in Azure DevOps to help teams plan the work that needs to be done. The Tailspin team will use this tool to get a better idea of what work needs to be done and how to prioritize it.

Set up Azure Boards using the Basic process

  • Create the project
  1. Sign into your account at
  2. Select + Create project.
  3. In the Project name field, type Space Game – web.
  4. In the Description field, type The Space Game website.
  5. Under Visibility, you choose whether to make your project public or private. For now, you can choose private.
  6. Select Advanced.
  7. Under Version control, make sure that Git is selected. Under Work item process, make sure that Basic is selected.
  8. Select Create.
  • Create a team
  1. Select Project settings in the lower-left corner.
  2. On the Project details page, under General, select Teams.
  3. Select Space Game – web Team.
  • Add team members
  1. Under Members, select + Add.
  2. Enter the email address of the user you’d like to add. Then select Save changes.
  3. Repeat the process for any other members you’d like to add.
  • Create the board
  1. In the column on the left, point to Boards and select Boards from the menu that appears.
  2. Select Space Game – web Team boards. A blank board appears.
  3. In the To Do column, select the green + button next to the New item field.
  4. Enter Stabilize the build server and then press Enter.
  5. Select the ellipsis (), and then select Open.
  6. In the Description field, enter this text (The build server keeps falling over. The OS, Ubuntu 16.04, requires security patches and updates. It’s also a challenge to keep build tools and other software up to date.)
  7. Select Save & Close.
  8. Follow the same steps for the next two items.
Create a Git-based workflowMigrate source code to GitHub and define how we’ll collaborate.
Create unit testsAdd unit tests to the project to help minimize regression bugs.

Drag Stabilize the build server to the top of the stack. Then, drag Create a Git-based workflow to the second item position. Your final board looks like this.

  • Define a sprint
  1. In the left-side column, select Sprints.
  2. Select Set dates from the upper right.
  3. Leave the name as Sprint 1.
  4. In the Start date field, select the calendar and pick today’s date.
  5. In the End date field, select the calendar and pick the date two weeks from today.
  6. Select Save and Close.

Assign tasks and set the iteration

  1. Under Boards, select Work items.
  2. Select Stabilize the build server.
  3. In the Iteration drop-down list, select Sprint 1.
  4. From the same window, select Unassigned and set yourself as the task owner.
  5. Repeat the process for the other two work items.
    1. Create a Git-based workflow
    2. Create unit tests