Blog Entries

31. 12. 2023 Damiano Chini Development, DevOps, NetEye

Speeding up the NetEye CI Testing Phase

Over the course of the last few years, we’ve introduced more and more features in NetEye 4. This fact has had a side effect that’s not directly visible to customers, namely that we keep adding more and more tests to the testing phase of the NetEye 4 Continuous Integration pipelines. While this ensures that regression…

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24. 12. 2023 Damiano Chini Development, DevOps, NetEye

How We Want to Avoid Breaking the NetEye User Guide (Again)

A few months ago while navigating through our NetEye User Guide we noticed that it had a small bug that caused some words in the right-side menu to be slightly truncated in the particular case where that menu contained some monospace characters. Well, since this was quite annoying, we fixed it on the fly with…

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24. 12. 2023 Damiano Chini Development, DevOps, Log-SIEM, NetEye

Making ELK Updates Smoother with Configurators and Ansible

Recently (in September 2023) NetEye integrated version 8.8 of the Elastic Stack, which is just one of many Elastic updates brought into NetEye 4. Since this Elastic update there was a major upgrade (from version 7.17) coming with many breaking changes, so we, as the NetEye R&D team, wanted to make this important upgrade as…

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21. 12. 2023 Alessandro Taufer Development, DevOps

Blue-Green Deployment on Azure

When deploying new features, releasing your code into a production environment might not be as easy as it seems. To ensure the minimal amount of service disruption, we might want to easily roll back to a previous configuration or to gradually migrate traffic to a new one. That’s where blue-green deployment comes to our aid….

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01. 12. 2023 Alessandro Valentini Development, DevOps

How to Install Matomo on OpenShift

Recently we felt the need to collect anonymous metrics about how our users are visiting our websites. After some investigation, the development team proposed using Matomo: a free and open source software project which collects usage metrics while guaranteeing 100% privacy alongside the chance to be self-hosted. We decided to install it on OpenShift, since…

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28. 11. 2023 Alessandro Valentini DevOps

My OpenShift Journey #7: Enabling Persistent Monitoring

Some days after installing an OpenShift cluster you may notice a warning related to insights: the system is complaining because metrics are not stored in a persistent way and a restart of the container may cause the loss of metrics. In OpenShift it is possible to configure several custom metrics. In this post I will…

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30. 10. 2023 Lorenzo Candeago DevOps

How to Fix OpenShift Console not Showing the Characters in Firefox

Recently when opening a console in the web-ui of OpenShift in Firefox, I saw the following: This doesn’t happen when opening the console using Chromium. In the Firefox debugger, we can see that we have the following error: The error is due to a strict Firefox privacy setting that prevents characters from being loaded. To…

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30. 10. 2023 Lorenzo Candeago DevOps

LVM Disks on Azure for Dockerized Applications

As an example of a Logical Volume Manager ( LVM ) setup on Azure, let me show you a real-world use case. Say we want to run a Pulp 3 container to host an rpm repo on Azure. As the base image let’s choose Rocky Linux 9. The machine that we provision will have two…

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09. 10. 2023 Emil Fazzi Development, DevOps

NetEye and Space Missions: How Work in the NetEye R&D Team Contributed to My Research Project

Having recently completed an internship at a lab at the University of Trento, I noticed how my work at Wuerth-Phoenix has greatly influenced the development of the research I conducted during my internship. In fact in this post I’d like to share my completed project and how it was influenced by my work in Wuerth-Phoenix’s…

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06. 10. 2023 Lorenzo Candeago Development, DevOps

How to Test Beta Repos for RedHat 8.9 in a Container

We wanted to test the new RedHat 8.9 beta releases, but RedHat doesn’t currently provide a beta container. How can we do it anyway? Please note that this procedure is not officially supported by RedHat. As a first step, we want to retrieve the package redhat-release from the rhel 8.9 beta ISO, in the directory…

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12. 09. 2023 Lorenzo Candeago DevOps

How to Convert and Add a .pfx cert to Pulp 3 Operator

On our OpenShift cluster we use pulp3 as the repository manager. One recent task we had to do was to add a certificate before we could expose the repository over TLS. Our IT department provided us with the certificate in .pfx format. Following this guide for converting the certificate to a format usable by OpenShift,…

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12. 09. 2023 Davide Gallo Contribution, DevOps, NetEye

Automating Icinga 2 Deployment on Linux Systems

Currently, deploying an Icinga 2 Agent on a Linux system can be intricate, given the substantial variations in the process across different releases or OS families. For instance: Fortunately, there’s no need to develop and maintain a custom script to manage these diverse scenarios. We can leverage the readily available Ansible Plugins for this purpose….

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25. 08. 2023 Lorenzo Candeago DevOps

Debug and Workarounds for a Stuck Update on OpenShift 4.13.6

Today we wanted to update our OpenShift cluster, and after a while we came up against the following error: Not good… Let’s start by checking the clusterversion to investigate if we can find any errors: By analyzing the logs further we found the following error: it seems like the openshift-etcd-operator is not able to deploy…

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18. 07. 2023 Alessandro Valentini DevOps

My OpenShift Journey #6: Pipelining Part II

In my previous blog-post I wrote an introduction to pipelining in OpenShift. This blog post is a follow-up to explain how to trigger a pipeline automatically. Tekton triggers are quite complex and need some explanation in order to be understood. To trigger a pipeline you need several components. In the graph below you can see…

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17. 07. 2023 Alessandro Valentini DevOps

My OpenShift Journey #6: Pipelining Part I

It’s been a while since my last blog post about our OpenShift journey since as a devops team, we’ve been focusing on other activities for a while. Today I’d like to talk a bit about how to use OpenShift for CI purposes. As described in our productive use case, we implemented several pipelines to build…

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