Canaries are Great!

(cross-posted from the Cloud Foundry blog) First a little background, and then a story. As Matt described here, Cloud Foundry BOSH has a great capability to perform rolling updates automatically to an entire set of servers in a cluster, and there is a defensive aspect to this feature called a “canary” that is at the […]

App Restarting in Cloud Foundry

A couple of weeks ago, right before going on what turned out to be a glorious vacation in the sun, I stood up a local Cloud Foundry on my laptop using the cf-vagrant-installer from Altoros.  Turns out there was a bug in a couple of the configuration files (pull request has already been merged) which […]

The Intuition of Installing BOSH

We have Cloud Foundry running in the lab, BOSH deployed, in a vSphere environment.  While I worked with a colleague to deploy that Cloud Foundry, and I focused on understanding what was going on with services deployments, I was perfectly content to have him get us to the point where we could do that Cloud […]

Using the Cloud Controller REST interface

When starting out with Cloud Foundry you are likely to use vmc for most of your communications with the cloud, but under the covers, vmc just fires off HTTP requests to the cloud controller REST interface.  This REST interface is completely legitimate for you to use, either “by hand” with something like curl, or from […]

Deploying a service to cloud foundry via BOSH

In this last of a three part series on learning how to add services to a Cloud Foundry cloud we’ll deploy the echo service into a BOSH-based deployment.  In part II you’ll find a more detailed description of the parts of a system service implementation, and also a description of and link to an updated […]

Learning how to add services to Cloud Foundry

There are a lot of things we want to do with Cloud Foundry, at the moment we are focusing on adding services such as Cassandra.  We’ve been studying the code for existing Cloud Foundry services (i.e. Postgres) and we’ve deployed the sample Echo service, a couple of times.  This was a pretty significant investment that […]

Customizing Micro Cloud Foundry?

I love micro cloud foundry.  I spend a fair bit of time on airplanes, and I hate not being able to work because my internet connection is flaky in some hotel room so being self sufficient when I am doing dev is critical. So good thinking, and thanks Cloud Foundry team. Micro cloud foundry is […]