Recently I’ve been looking at how to configure EC2 autoscaling schedules for EKS implementations, specifically delivering these schedule configurations via Terraform. This sounds like it should be rather simple on the surface but after getting the initial configuration to work an issue of idempotency presents itself. In this post I want to look at the issues presented and how to overcome them. Autoscaling Groups and Schedules When an managed EKS . . .
In a previous post we explored how to automate the deployment of Docker containers in to Azure App Services using Terraform, this method allows for the creation of scalable microservices using an IaC method, however Terraform doesn’t allow us to define detailed configuration which is critical to a stable microservices environment in the real world, which must be able to reactivity scale up and down based on demand. To solve . . .
Recently I’ve been presented with the problem of VMWare terminal servers which suffer a saturation of memory at certain times of the day but need to be available 24/7. How best to compensate for that? The biggest killer of memory in this environment is that horror of horrors, Google Chrome, it’d be easier to use a better browser right? Except that isn’t an option when you’re invested in a web . . .