It’s been a while since I’ve been running a kubernetes cluster at my home built using scrap hardware. The cluster is doing great and I’m amazed by how we can build such an amazing thing with hardware that I used to consider of no use.

I wanted to host web…


I have been working lately on building my home-lab using old hardware on which I can run containers. Initially I had setup a cluster using microk8s which didn’t work out so well and I have shared my insights for the same here: https://vik-y.medium.com/what-i-learned-with-my-struggle-with-microk8s-home-lab-part-3-1d820f5e9420.

“Once Bitten, twice shy” — I took…


So I started off on this “joyful” road after looking at https://microk8s.io/. The website looks so clean and the clear set of instructions that they give you makes it look extremely promising and then the add-ons are a cherry on top — Well not really.

After dumping docker-swarm for my…


I have been working lately on building a small lab at my home to run containers. In the beginning I decided to use docker swarm because of its simplicity. Since then there has not been a single day when I haven’t given a second thought to it. …


In this part I am going to create an EC2 instance, setup openvpn on it and connect all nodes at my home to the VPN. You can read the previous part here

Last week I started working on building a home lab in which I can run containers and non…


How it started?

Sometime last year I started collecting old hardware to build a lab setup where I can experiment with multiple tools without paying a premium to the cloud providers. I realised that the processors on our old laptops/PCs are quite capable these days and rather than throwing them out in trash…


Having used docker on linux all my life, when I used it on MacOS for first time I was in for some unexpected shock. I wasted some time for no reason. Putting it out here so that it might help someone.

TL;DR -> If you are running docker containers on…


Cloudwatch is an amazing service by AWS which lets you store metrics, logs and events. Metrics are basically numbers which help you evaluate your service performance. Logs are application logs or system logs. …

Vikas Yadav

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