Next Week: DevOps Pro, Moscow and ApacheCON Europe, Seville

Next week is a busy one, will be speaking at DevOps Pro in Moscow then ApacheCON Europe in Seville. If you are around give me a shout!

And if you are organizing an event next year and are interested in me giving a talk, let me know.

From Monolith to Docker Distributed Applications

Docker is revolutionizing the way people think about applications and deployments. It provides a simple way to run and distribute Linux containers for a variety of use cases, from lightweight virtual machines to complex distributed micro-services architectures.

Containers allow to run services in isolation with a minimum performance penalty, increased speed, easier configuration and less complexity, making it ideal for continuous integration and continuous delivery based workloads. But migrating an existing application to a distributed micro-services architecture is no easy task, requiring a shift in the software development, networking and storage to accommodate the new architecture.

We will provide insight on our experience creating a Jenkins platform based on distributed Docker containers running on Apache Mesos and comparing other solutions as Kubernetes or Docker Swarm, applicable for all types of applications, but specially Java and JVM based nones.

CI and CD at Scale: Scaling Jenkins with Docker and Apache Mesos

As Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery usage grows, the underlying infrastructure needs to grow too, scaling horizontally across multiple hosts and dynamically provisioned as needed.

Docker is revolutionizing the way people think about applications and deployments. Apache Mesos enables fault-tolerant distributed systems and allows managing a cluster of Linux servers as a single system, running Docker containers across multiple hosts, offering elasticity and machine abstractions.

By using Apache Mesos and Marathon, an Apache Mesos framework for long-running applications, the Jenkins Continuous Integration environment can be run at scale, dynamically.

Jenkins masters can be run on Docker containers distributed on Marathon, while the Jenkins Mesos and Docker plugins allow slaves and jobs to run in containers distributed across the multiple hosts, and isolating job execution.

 

Jenkins Kubernetes Plugin 0.9 Released

New features released in 0.9 include pipeline support and multiple containers per pod.

So now it is possible to define all the containers used in a job in your Jenkinsfile, for instance building a Maven project and a golang project in the same node without having to create any specific Docker image \o/

podTemplate(label: 'mypod', containers: [
    containerTemplate(name: 'maven', image: 'maven:3.3.9-jdk-8-alpine', ttyEnabled: true, command: 'cat'),
    containerTemplate(name: 'golang', image: 'golang:1.6.3-alpine', ttyEnabled: true, command: 'cat')
  ],
  volumes: [secretVolume(secretName: 'shared-secrets', mountPath: '/etc/shared-secrets')]) {

  node ('mypod') {
    stage 'Get a Maven project'
    git 'https://github.com/jenkinsci/kubernetes-plugin.git'
    container('maven') {
      stage 'Build a Maven project'
      sh 'mvn clean install'
    }

    stage 'Get a Golang project'
    git url: 'https://github.com/hashicorp/terraform.git'
    container('golang') {
      stage 'Build a Go project'
      sh """
      mkdir -p /go/src/github.com/hashicorp
      ln -s `pwd` /go/src/github.com/hashicorp/terraform
      cd /go/src/github.com/hashicorp/terraform && make core-dev
      """
    }

  }
}

Changelog:

  • Make it possible to define more than one container inside a pod.
  • Add new pod template step which allows defining / overriding a pod template from a pipeline script.
  • Introduce pipeline step that allows choosing one of the containers of the pod and have all ‘sh’ steps executed there.
  • allow setting dynamic pod volumes in pipelines
  • Add support for persistent volume claims
  • Add support for containerEnvVar’s in pipelines
  • [JENKINS-37087] Handle multiple labels per pod correctly
  • [JENKINS-37087] Iterate over all matching templates
  • Fix slave description and labels
  • [JENKINS-38829] Add help text for Kubernetes server certificate
  • #59: Allow blank namespace and reuse whatever is discovered by the client.
  • Ensure instanceCap defaults to unlimited
  • Add Jenkins computer name to the container env vars
  • Split arguments having quotes into account
  • Allow the user to enable pseudo-TTY on container level.
  • Use provided arguments without forcing jnlpmac and name into them. Provide placeholders for jnlpmac and name for the user to use. Fallback container uses as default arguments jnlpmac and name.
  • Split volume classes into their own package (#77)

 

Scaling Jenkins with Docker and Apache Mesos @ O’Reilly Media

I will be delivering this online course for O’Reilly media, October 18, 2016 7:00pm CEST

Scaling Jenkins with Docker and Apache Mesos

Continuous integration and continuous delivery at scale

Join Carlos Sanchez for a study in running Jenkins at scale. He’ll share his experience using Docker and Apache Mesos to create one of the biggest Jenkins clusters to date. You’ll drill down into the details with Carlos to get a better understanding of how Apache Mesos works. Together you’ll explore the challenges of running containerized and distributed applications (particularly JVM ones) through a real-world use case. By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid grounding in using these popular open source technologies for continuous integration and continuous delivery at scale.

What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it

By the end of this live, online course, you’ll understand:

  • How Apache Mesos works and how Docker containers are executed in a Mesos cluster
  • How Jenkins can use a Mesos cluster as a provider to provision build agents on demand
  • How Java applications behave inside a Docker container

And you’ll be able to:

  • Create a Apache Mesos cluster for local development using Docker Compose
  • Create Jenkins jobs that are executed dynamically based on demand
  • Use Jenkins Pipelines to execute jobs in one or more Docker containers

This course is for you because…

  • You’re a build/release engineer or are interested in deploying Docker at scale
  • You work with Jenkins or other Java applications
  • You want to become a Docker expert!

JavaOne: From Monolith to Docker Distributed Applications

I’ll be speaking again this year at JavaOne: From Monolith to Docker Distributed Applications, sharing our experience running the Jenkins platform on Docker containers using Apache Mesos.

You can also find me in the CloudBees booth in the exhibitors area.

Docker is revolutionizing the way people think about applications and deployments. It provides a simple way to run and distribute Linux containers for a variety of use cases, from lightweight virtual machines to complex distributed microservice architectures.

But migrating an existing Java application to a distributed microservice architecture is no easy task, requiring a shift in the software development, networking, and storage to accommodate the new architecture.

This presentation provides insights into the experience of the speaker and his colleagues in creating a Jenkins platform based on distributed Docker containers running on Apache Mesos and Marathon and applicable to all types of applications, especially Java- and JVM-based ones.

Jenkins World 2016

Jenkins World will take place again this year (September 13-15) in Santa Clara, CA, and I will be speaking again about my experience with Jenkins and Docker in my session Scaling Jenkins with Docker: Swarm, Kubernetes or Mesos?

To register, go to https://www.jenkinsworld.com and enter in code JWCSANCHEZ for a 20% discount.

This year in Jenkins World:

  • 50+ sessions from organizations such as: Electronic Arts, FINRA, GerritForge, Google, NPR, Riot Games, Shutterfly, Splunk and Verizon.
  • Keynotes from Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Sacha Labourey and Gary Gruver.
  • Free Jenkins and CloudBees Jenkins Platform certification exams.
  • Networking with the LARGEST gathering of Jenkins users in the world.

 

 

Next Events: DevOpsPro Vilnius, MesosCon, Boulder JAM & Docker meetups, Open DevOps Milan

I’ll be traveling in the following weeks, speaking at

DevOpsPro in Vilnius, Lithuania: From Monolith to Docker Distributed Applications (May 26th)

MesosCon North America in Denver, CO: CI and CD at Scale: Scaling Jenkins with Docker and Apache Mesos (June 1st)

Jenkins Area Meetup and Docker Boulder meetup in Boulder, CO: CI and CD at Scale: Scaling Jenkins with Docker and Apache Mesos (June 2nd)

Open DevOps in Milan, Italy: Continuous Delivery and the DevOps Way (June 22nd)

If you are around just ping me!

Webinar: Scaling Jenkins with Docker and Kubernetes

Webinar: Scaling Jenkins with Docker and Kubernetes

Check the video at DevOps.com