WOA Issue 12

WOA Issue 12

In this issue:

  • Fedora 26 on ARM release
  • Dennis Chen continued work on Linuxkit
  • Maxim Burgerhout with a FreeIPA port to Centos 7 on ARM
  • “Rock64” debut from Pine64
  • Træfik as Kubernetes Ingress Controller on ARM with automatic TLS certificates

Fedora 26 on ARM release

Fedora 26 is here, after completing its beta period. Fedora is the upstream release for Red Hat Linux. Notable in this release from a server perspective is a move to Go 1.8, gcc 7, and Python 3.6.

Fedora on ARM appears in two distinct packagings. 64-bit Armv8 versions are in the “alt architectures” bin, and 32-bit ARMv7 releases are in the “Fedora for ARM” category. There are also cloud-bootable and Docker images available.

Dennis Chen continued work on Linuxkit on ARM

Work continues on porting Linuxkit, Docker’s new operating system construction kit, to ARM. Recent progress has been helped by Dennis Chen of ARM who has spent some time and effort to make progress on core technical issues as well as packaging issues.

FreeIPA on Centos 7 on ARM

Maxim Burgerhout writes up his experiences running FreeIPA, an identity and access control system used to manage Red Hat networks, on CentOS 7 on his Raspberry Pi 3. The notes are detailed and extensive and may be useful to others who are porting RPMs to that enviornment. He writes:

My RPi3 runs CentOS7 for aarch64, based on the image that is available for download here. All in all, it works pretty well, with some caveats. One of those caveats is that the standard mock RPM doesn’t provide a configuration file for aarch64.

“Rock64” debut from Pine64

In single-board computer news, the “Rock64” is a new system from the makers of the Pine64, based on the RK3328 processor.

ROCK64 is a credit card size 4K60P HDR10 Media Board Computer powered by Rockchip RK3328 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor and support up to 4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory. It provides eMMC module socket, MicroSD Card slot, Pi-2 Bus, Pi-P5+ Bus, USB 3.0 and many others peripheral devices interface for makers to integrate with sensors and devices. Various Operating System (OS) are made available by open source community such Android 7.1, Debian, Yocto and many more to come.

Træfik as Kubernetes Ingress Controller on ARM with automatic TLS certificates

Rafael Caricio has a tutorial on using Traefik as a Kubernetes Ingress Controller for his home bare metal ARM cluster, which is a mix of Orange Pi PCs and Raspberry Pi boards. His configuration is a useful setup for those running Kubernetes clusters at home, particularly because the example provided deals with the common problem of needing to funnel traffic to a particular IP address due to network limitations.

The deployment manifest has a few things you could consider customizing for your own use. The first part to customize is the nodeSelector field. Because of my setup I assigned the Traefik Pod to a specific node of my cluster. In my setup it’s required because I need a fixed internal IP that I can configure in my router to redirect all the traffic on the ports 80 and 443 to it. The hostNetwork field also complies with this requirement. Depending on where and how you run your Kubernetes cluster you might not have this limitation.


Written with vim and vigor and coffee in Ann Arbor, MI.

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