Public “Office Hours” (2021-12-15)

Erik OstermanOffice Hours

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Here's the recording from our DevOps “Office Hours” session on 2021-12-17.

We hold public “Office Hours” every Wednesday at 11:30am PST to answer questions on all things DevOps/Terraform/Kubernetes/CICD related.

These “lunch & learn” style sessions are totally free and really just an opportunity to talk shop, ask questions and get answers.

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Basically, these sessions are an opportunity to get a free weekly consultation with Cloud Posse where you can literally “ask me anything” (AMA). Since we're all engineers, this also helps us better understand the challenges our users have so we can better focus on solving the real problems you have and address the problems/gaps in our tools.

[00:00:00​] Intro
[00:01:35​] Terraform v1.1.0 released (with state migrations)
[00:04:07​] Terraform Provider for ArgoCD (anyone use it?)
[00:05:15​] GitHub Stars Organized by Category
[00:05:42​] Apple debuts new Open Source website here
[00:06:25​] Summary of the AWS Service Event in the Northern Virginia (US-EAST-1) Region
[00:07:22​] AWS postmortem: Internal ops teams' own monitoring tools went down, had to comb through logs
[00:11:13] The Log4j bug exposes a bigger issue: Open-source funding
[00:18:00​] The USB kill cord for your laptop
[00:18:53​] GitHub Projects for Open Source Roadmaps (Example)
[00:20:32​] Has anyone had any success in configuring Persistent Storage when running EKS on Fargate? @Michael Holt
[00:22:37] Are environment variables inferior to config files in Kubernetes? @sheldonh
[00:34:25​] How turn key is EC2 Image Builder with Terraform? @erik
[00:40:22] Maintain all the boilerplate for packaging and building projects separate from the code
[00:48:06​] Where does Concourse CI fit in with flux/argo cd and GHA, etc.? @DaniC
[00:58:18​] Any thoughts/opinions on kitchen-terraform? @jonjitsu
[01:03:15​] Outro
About the Author
CEO & Founder / Cloud Posse, LLC

Erik Osterman is a technical evangelist and insanely passionate DevOps guru with over 12 years of hands-on experience architecting systems for AWS. After leading major cloud initiatives at CBS Interactive as the Director of Cloud Architecture, he founded Cloud Posse, a DevOps Accelerator that helps high-growth Startups and Fortune 500 Companies succeed in the cloud by leveraging Terraform and Kubernetes.