Work Tech Blog Issue 2019.49

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Issue 2019.49 features: Elastic, AzureAD, Zabbix, CoreDNS

ECE (Elastic Cloud Enterprise) Azure AD single sing-on

This week we had some very nice calls with the support team from Elastic. One colleague was from Ecuador (@Ugo Sangiorgi) and the other von from Toronto. Together we configured the single sign-on functionality of ECE in combination with Azure AD’s enterprise application. After some back and forth we figured it out how to setup all correctly. Together we decided to write a Elastic blog post about the configuration. Hopefully it will be permitted from the management soon.

ECE watcher for Zabbix monitoring

In a second session with the colleagues from Elastic we created a general Elastic watcher which is able to read out all existing clusters from the ECE platform and report their cluster health to a central webhook service. The service is not finally ready but the base technology is already working. We just tested it with a simple Docker http-https-echo container. The next step will be to write an additional service which pulls out the information from the webhook to submit them as Zabbix low level discovery items automatically.

CodeDNS/ETCD backup optimizations

The backup and restore operations for our CoreDNS were revised this week. Now we have a slick and reliable way to update our test environment automatically via GitLab pipelines - this is a great quality enhancement!

Closing

That’s it for Week 2019.47! Please let me know if you are interested in such kind of a weekly blog! Write me an email or get in contact with me by one of the possibilities below ⬇⬇⬇⬇! Thanks!

Posted on: Sun, 08 Dec 2019 00:00:00 UTC by Mario Kleinsasser
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