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Trond Hindenes

Hi, I'm Trond Hindenes, SRE lead at RiksTV. Fan of Python, drones, cloud and snowboarding. I'm on twitter.

Redesigning RiksTV's Kubernetes setup

June 10, 2019

Redesigning RiksTV's Kubernetes setup

Moving to Gatsby

June 09, 2019

About moving this site to Gatsby

Things I learned about Cloudformation/Autoscaling Groups lately

October 23, 2018

During a CloudFormation stackupdate lately (we don’t do these super-often on large Auto Scaling Groups so we have lots to learn)

Exploring hybrid request routing in order to support strangler-pattern migrations to Kubernetes

October 21, 2018

This one has been on my mind lately, so I thought I’d write it down as I’m writing a proof of concept:

Exploring Kubernetes Liveness- and Readiness-probes

September 08, 2018

Code and things: https://github.com/trondhindenes/K8sProbeTester

Exploring distributed tracing using Traefik, Jaeger and Flask

May 14, 2018

Here at RiksTV (www.rikstv.no), we are always looking for ways to improve or insights into how our apps are doing. We currently have a well…

Replaying http traffic using Traefik, Kinesis Firehose and Aws Lambda

April 29, 2018

The challenge of realistic load testing is an issue that keeps reappearing on our radar at RiksTV. Due to a planned major rewrite of one of…

Using Traefik as a Kubernetes Ingress Controller for both internal and external traffic

April 29, 2018

We’re super-happy with our Traefik setup, and since there seems to be a lot of discussions around Traefik and Kubernetes, I thought I’d…

How we’re maintaining SQL Server Database infos in git

March 25, 2018

As part of our current migration from a legacy hosting provider to AWS, we’re moving a number of databases into AWS RDS (Amazon’s Paas-ish…

Building an testing VM images

February 11, 2018

As we’re moving to a more immutable infrastructure…. Oh wait.As we’re moving to a more disposable infrastructure, there’s an increased…

Building a self-coordinating Config Management system

December 03, 2017

If you happen to read this blog from time to time, the title shouldn’t come as a surprise — it’s a topic I’ve kept revisiting over the last…

Infrastructure service discovery in a Windows-based, non-containerized world

October 20, 2017

I’ve spent so much time in the world of Kubernetes lately, that I wanted to write about something completely different — even old-school by…

I just replaced Windows 10 with Linux on my main laptop, and here’s why

August 07, 2017

As I’m writing this my computer is downloading some new bits — not from Windows update but from apt (wherever that may be). I just installed…

Getting just the right amount of concurrency in Ansible

July 10, 2017

This is something I’ve been working on for a while, and as I figure it might be something others also might be struggling with, I thought I…

Automating SQL Server credential rotation using Hashicorp Vault

July 07, 2017

NOTE: Medium doesn’t like my code formatting, so please head over to the source blog post if you want to work thru the code examples in…

Why we started running Ansible inside Docker containers

June 11, 2017

We’ve been using Ansible for about a year now to manage our (mostly Windows) vms and cloud resources, and it’s been mostly a success story…

Ansible + Windows: What we’ve learned from 6 months in production

December 21, 2016

Ansible + Windows: What we’ve learned from 6 months in production

Taking Docker for Azure out for a spin

August 20, 2016

As you may have read, I’ve been mighty impressed with the networking stack in Docker swarm mode. Today I got access to the beta of Docker…

Using Ansible as a software inventory db for your Windows nodes

May 11, 2016

Using Ansible as a software inventory db for your Windows nodes

It’s not about Nano server or guis. It’s about modern vs legacy management tooling

May 09, 2016

It’s not about Nano server or guis. It’s about modern vs legacy management tooling

Retaining my enthusiasm for tech through bad days at work

May 05, 2016

Retaining my enthusiasm for tech through bad days at work

Automating Infrastructure Validation using Pester, Ansible and Elasticsearch

February 06, 2016

Automating Infrastructure Validation using Pester, Ansible and Elasticsearch

Megapost: Getting up and running with Ansible and DSC

February 21, 2015

Megapost: Getting up and running with Ansible and DSC