Thursday, November 10, 2022

Apex Ords Operator for Kubernetes


We often need to provision Apex and Ords for Dev, Stage, Prod. 
This is the operator to automate Apex Oracle Application Express 19.1 and Ords oracle rest data service via Kubernetes CRD, it creates a brand new Oracle 19c database statefulset, apex, ords deployment plus load balancer in the Kubernetes cluster


Full details and source codes are on GitHub repository


Tuesday, November 08, 2022

OKE Admission Control Webhook Sample


We need to implement a policy requested by the security team that Kubernetes service should have an annotation : None Thus no security list will be updated by Kubernetes. This is an example that how we build our own admission controller which implements various policies from security or other teams. ie we can add only internal load balancer is allowed for internal service.....etc


  • Please refer github repo
  • git clone
  • go build -o oke-admission-webhook
  • docker build --no-cache -t repo-url/oke-admission-webhook:v1 .
  • rm -rf oke-admission-webhook
  • docker push repo-url/oke-admission-webhook:v1
  • ./deployment/ --service oke-admission-webhook-svc --namespace kube-system --secret oke-admission-webhook-secret
  • kubectl replace --force -f deployment/validatingwebhook.yaml
  • kubectl replace --force -f deployment/deployment.yaml
  • kubectl replace --force -f deployment/service.yaml


Sunday, October 11, 2020

Tip: Error Http 504 gateway timeout on ingress controller


    We have micro-services behind our ingress controller in our Kubernetes cluster. We are hitting HTTP 504 error in our ingress controller logs intermittently. - - [01/Oct/2020:20:32:13 +0000] "GET /mos/products?limit=50&offset=0&orderBy=Name%3Aasc HTTP/2.0" 504 173 "https://ep******" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.14; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0" 1578 180.004 [ingress-nginx-external2-mag-oke-products-svc-8080] [],, 0, 0, 0 60.001, 60.001, 60.002 504, 504, 504 c5b8cb67927d3997b4019e9830762694

  Bounce ingress controller would fix the issues temporarily.


  We find the issues are caused parameters of nginx which stated

Add below annotations into ingress rules to fix it "5" "10"

Friday, October 02, 2020

Tip:Node and Namespace drop down menu missing node names in Grafana


      We have Prometheus and Grafana setup running well. Suddenly the node and namespace drop-down list disappeared.  No config changes were made. 


   It is very likely the kube-state-metrics service have problems. That's the place grafana get the info from.

   Bounce the pod or recreate the deployment to fix it

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

RMAN-04022: target database mount id % does not match channel's mount id %


  When we run rman target / and run  "crosscheck archivelog all", we hit an error

RMAN-04022: target database mount id ****  does not match channel's mount id ***


   It is quite possible the DB is duplicated with rman. The default channel is still on the old one which is not the current DB. To specifically allocate a disk channel to fix it



allocate channel disk1 device type disk;

crosscheck archivelog all;