With the frequency of patch releases being available for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), it becomes inevitable to automate their roll out in any professional operations setup.
The patch releases often contain security fixes that harden the deployment, but also lot's of bug fixes that are highly useful to roll out.
Typically, operators need to not only upgrade a single Cloud Foundry environment, but have to operate and patch multiple deployments of Cloud Foundry.
Automated installation of buildpack with concourse is easy.
In enterprise environment you might not want to install all buildpacks directly in production.
This blog post shows you how developers can test their application before the buildpacks are in production and you are still up to date.
Concourse is a highly versatile continuous-thing-doer.
At mimacom, we use Concourse a lot to automate Cloud Foundry deployments and naturally, when there is Cloud Foundry there is also BOSH as underlying deployment automation.
Concourse has different deployment options, of which one is a BOSH deployment.
In this blog post we will walk through how to prepare and setup a Concourse BOSH deployment.
I found this experience really nice – to be able to get some insights on how people have solved big issues and how they got pwned. What is more, it was good to see that I am personally going in the right direction (or at least, let’s say, getting on the trends)
DevOps became necessary tool/approach in developer and sysadmin life. Most of companies introduced or will introduce own mechanisms to automate internal software processes. There are many programs that simplify and automate software development, delivery and integration. Combination of DevOps tools (for example Docker, Git, Jenkins, Bamboo, Bash scripts, Nagios etc.) can minimize human effort.