Kubernetes Legacy Package Repositories Will Be Frozen On September 13, 2023

Authors: Bob Killen (Google), Chris Short (AWS), Jeremy Rickard (Microsoft), Marko Mudrinić (Kubermatic), Tim Bannister (The Scale Factory)

On August 15, 2023, the Kubernetes project announced the general availability of the community-owned package repositories for Debian and RPM packages available at pkgs.k8s.io. The new package repositories are replacement for the legacy Google-hosted package repositories: apt.kubernetes.io and yum.kubernetes.io. The announcement blog post for pkgs.k8s.io highlighted that we will stop publishing packages to the legacy repositories in the future.

k8s.gcr.io Redirect to registry.k8s.io - What You Need to Know

Authors: Bob Killen (Google), Davanum Srinivas (AWS), Chris Short (AWS), Frederico Muñoz (SAS Institute), Tim Bannister (The Scale Factory), Ricky Sadowski (AWS), Grace Nguyen (Expo), Mahamed Ali (Rackspace Technology), Mars Toktonaliev (independent), Laura Santamaria (Dell), Kat Cosgrove (Dell)

On Monday, March 20th, the k8s.gcr.io registry will be redirected to the community owned registry, registry.k8s.io .

Prow and Tide for Kubernetes Contributors

Authors: Authors: Chris Short, Frederico Muñoz

In my work in the Kubernetes world, I look up a label or Prow command often. The systems behind the scenes (Prow and Tide) are here to help Kubernetes Contributors get stuff done.

Updated: Dockershim Removal FAQ | Kubernetes

Authors: Dockershim Adhoc Docs Team

This is an update to the original Dockershim Deprecation FAQ article, published in late 2020.

This document goes over some frequently asked questions regarding the deprecation and removal of dockershim, that was announced as a part of the Kubernetes v1.20 release. For more detail on what that means, check out the blog post Don’t Panic: Kubernetes and Docker.

Kubernetes is Moving on From Dockershim: Commitments and Next Steps

Authors: Sergey Kanzhelev (Google), Jim Angel (Google), Davanum Srinivas (VMware), Shannon Kularathna (Google), Chris Short (AWS), Dawn Chen (Google)

Kubernetes is removing dockershim in the upcoming v1.24 release. We’re excited to reaffirm our community values by supporting open source container runtimes, enabling a smaller kubelet, and increasing engineering velocity for teams using Kubernetes…

Prow and Tide for Kubernetes Contributors

Kubernetes contributors aren’t people in capes or part of some secret society. How to start committing to the GitHub repos that make up the project is well documented, yet it remains intimidating for many.

How to choose a SIG as a non-code Kubernetes contributor

My first work in the cloud native world was working with the SIG Docs team. I helped review some documentation and learned some of their processes. I wasn’t there long before I found out about another great SIG: Contributor Experience. Contributor Experience is all about improving the workflow, removing bottlenecks, and generally making Kubernetes a great project to contribute your time and effort. I knew ContribEx (as it’s called) is where I could make an impact.

AWS

Changes to the Kubernetes Container Image Registry

The release of Kubernetes 1.25 was when it was first announced that the Kubernetes project would be updating its official container image registry endpoint from k8s.gcr.io to the community owned registry, registry.k8s.io. The goal was to eventually sunset the old registry over time. However, as highlighted on the official Kubernetes website, this changeover has since been expedited to adopt a more sustainable infrastructure model with the first set of changes happening on Monday March 20, 2023. This post covers what changes are happening, why they’re happening, important dates to keep in mind, and what actions you need to take.

Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes 1.23

The Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) team is happy to announce support for Kubernetes 1.23. Amazon EKS and Amazon EKS Distro can now run Kubernetes version 1.23, with support in Amazon EKS Anywhere launching soon after.

Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes 1.22

The Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) team is pleased to announce support for Kubernetes 1.22. Amazon EKS, Amazon EKS Distro, and Amazon EKS Anywhere can now run Kubernetes version 1.22. The upstream project theme for this release is “Reaching New Peaks.” The theme for the release, according to release lead Savitha Raghunathan, is due to what she described as: “in spite of the pandemic and burnout, Kubernetes 1.22 had the highest number of enhancements in any release.” This release does bring a significant number of API changes, a Kubernetes release cadence change, and many other updates. Thank you for all the work the upstream Kubernetes 1.22 Release Team did to bring this release to the greater cloud-native ecosystem.

Ansible

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Ansible Operators October 2019 Update

During this month’s Operator Framework SIG Meeting, I presented an update on the latest happenings with Ansible Operators (slides here). I touched on a few topics that I wanted to share with the greater universe.

How DevOps is like auto racing

To achieve their goals, race teams don’t think from start to finish; they flip the table to look at the race from the end goal to the beginning. They set a goal, a stretch goal, and then work backward from that goal to determine how to get there. Work is delegated to team members to push toward the objectives that will get the team to the desired outcome.

The people, processes, and tools of DevOps in 2018

Check out the 2018 DevOps dirty dozen—the 12 most popular articles from the year.

5 Firefox extensions to protect your privacy

Keep your browser from leaking your data with these privacy-focused tools.

5 military phrases for DevOps practitioners

Many of the armed forces’ colorful euphemisms are equally at home in DevOps.

16 blogs and newsletters to follow for DevOps practitioners

It’s important to keep up with trends in this fast-paced world of technology.

As container adoption increases, security automation will become a critical element of every organization’s workflow.

DevOps hiring strategies to attract top talent

Top DevOps recruiter Ken Middleton offers insight on how to attract and hire the best candidates.

DevSecOps and Containers: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Container Security is quickly becoming a segment ripe for standardization and simplification. Given the recent explosive growth of Kubernetes and the creation of new container runtimes in the past year, this should not come as a surprise.

How to create a cron job with Kubernetes on a Raspberry Pi

Find a better way to run your scheduled tasks efficiently and reliably.

9 tech influencers you should know

These inspiring technology leaders are creating positive change and making a difference in the industry every day.

Tips and resources for learning Kubernetes

Regardless of how you decide to begin, it’s time to start learning Kubernetes.

Who drives culture in DevOps?

Culture change can be driven from the top down or the bottom up, but one is more effective than the other.

10 must-read DevOps resources

Whether you’re building up your DevOps team or just starting your organization’s digital transformation, these resources will help guide the way.

What’s your DevOps problem?

Announcing Dear DevOps and a focus on the intersection of open source and the DevOps community

5 laws every aspiring DevOps engineer should know

Good engineers become great engineers when they follow these rules.

Golang to the rescue: Saving DevOps from TLS turmoil

Find out about a use case that created a need for testing certificate chains, appropriate web server security settings, and the Go code used for testing.

Improve your DevOps security game with Ansible Vault

Tangible Intangibles: Questions to Ask While Being Interviewed