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ESXi on old hardware Error 10 – Out of resources failed to malloc MMIO

At home I use a old Dell Precision T5600. It has 16 cores total with 128GB of memory and while old its still good for running multiple workloads via ESXi. In the 6.x days I had no issues with ESXi, however with 7.0 I now get the CPU is unsupported as well as many other warnings. However I was able to run 7.0 Update 2 build 17867351 without issues. When I first installed ESXi I used BIOS to install and to run it since it never worked with EFI and at the time I did not bother to figure out… Continue Reading

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New elastic kubernetes script – deploy-elastick8s.sh

The old deploy-eck.sh script have grown and matured a bit and now it encompasses helm charts and native installs. I renamed the script to be more inclusive of its features. All of the older articles will reference this post. The new script is located deploy-elastick8s.sh This script was designed to easily stand up elastic and its stack on kubernetes in various modes to easily test and replicate issues for troubleshooting and to setup examples for various workloads. The deployments that this script creates is not for production use but to be used as lab or test environments. This post will… Continue Reading

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How to increase space for your elasticsearch instances in k8s on ECK

One of the most common issues of running elasticsearch on k8s is the need to increase space for your elasticsearch-data volume. It is very simple to do so lets demo it. I stood up an environment using my deploy-eck.sh script $ kubectl get pods,pvc NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE pod/eck-lab-es-data-0 1/1 Running 0 112m pod/eck-lab-es-data-1 1/1 Running 0 112m pod/eck-lab-es-data-2 1/1 Running 0 112m pod/eck-lab-es-master-0 1/1 Running 0 112m pod/eck-lab-es-master-1 1/1 Running 0 112m pod/eck-lab-es-master-2 1/1 Running 0 8m12s pod/eck-lab-kb-794785d7f7-zxqlk 1/1 Running 0 110m NAME STATUS VOLUME CAPACITY ACCESS MODES STORAGECLASS AGE persistentvolumeclaim/elasticsearch-data-eck-lab-es-data-0 Bound pvc-4081bb0d-1664-46fe-97bd-08520075bbdc 1Gi RWO standard 112m persistentvolumeclaim/elasticsearch-data-eck-lab-es-data-1… Continue Reading

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Fun things with Elastic’s Fleet server & elastic-agent

There are many fun things we can do with the fleet server & elastic-agent To understand how to edit and change settings to do fun things with fleet server, first you have to understand how fleet server works with kibana & elasticsearch and elastic-agent. Fleet server itself is elastic-agent that runs in a server mode. It needs to communicate with both kibana and elasticsearch as well as elastic-agent. It uses elasticsearch as its config manager to store configurations so that it can configure & keep track of elastic-agents that is registered against it. Kibana is used to configure fleet server,… Continue Reading

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deploy-eck update 1

OUTDATED – Please use this link for the new script and instructions https://www.gooksu.com/2022/09/new-elastic-kubernetes-script-deploy-elastick8s-sh/ I developed the deploy-eck.sh script to easily deploy the elastic stack in k8s to quickly test things. Did a quick update to the script. operator mode. Now you can run the script just to deploy the operator only and apply a trial license. You can develop your own test cases etc in this mode. If you work out of ~/eckstack and name your manifest files *.yaml when you run the deploy-eck.sh cleanup it will cleanup all of your items as well. > ./deploy-eck.sh cleanup ********** Cleaning up… Continue Reading

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Install elasticsearch using enrollment tokens

I have not installed elasticsearch using rpm/tarball in a super long time since I use my deploy-elastic.sh script to install elasticsearch onto docker containers. Decided to have a look today on the new way of standing up a cluster using enrollment tokens. Following the steps from https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/rpm.html – a bit adapated for my liking. Install elasticsearch onto first host: import GPG keys # rpm –import https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch create /etc/yum.repos.d/elasticsearch.repo [elasticsearch] name=Elasticsearch repository for 8.x packages baseurl=https://artifacts.elastic.co/packages/8.x/yum gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://artifacts.elastic.co/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch enabled=1 autorefresh=1 type=rpm-md install elasticsearch via yum # yum install elasticsearch -y … Dependencies Resolved ================================================================================================================================================================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ================================================================================================================================================================================================================== Installing:… Continue Reading

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Elastic Fleet Server & elastic-agent common troubleshooting

Common troubleshooting items for any fleet & elastic-agent issues can be found on https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/fleet/current/fleet-troubleshooting.html however there are a few items that I would like to add. When you start the elastic-agent on an endpoint and even if you have everything configured for your elastic-agent, the right policy, integrations, etc however no data is going into elasticsearch. The most common issue is that there is something wrong with your fleet settings. This can be edited from kibana -> fleet -> settings. Either your ES endpoint / Fleet server endpoint / Advanced YAML settings are wrong or there might even be a… Continue Reading

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Fleet server with logstash output – elastic-agent

I think one of the biggest issue with fleet and elastic-agent was that it was limited on the outputs so if you had tons and tons of elastic-agents in the wild it would all connect back to your elasticsearch and can overwhelm the cluster. Starting 8.2 of elasticsearch logstash output type was introduced.. it is still in BETA at this time but I just tried it and it worked very nicely! The steps to setup the logstash output is listed on https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/fleet/8.2/secure-logstash-connections.html but I wanted to try it out and document it. Install & configure logstash Install yum install logstash-8.2.2… Continue Reading

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Google Cloud scripts

At work we use google cloud as our lab to stand up and take down instances. As I work, I noticed that I usually stand up the same type of instance and run the same post install all the time so instead of doing this manually I decided to create a script for the compute instance and another for the kubernetes cluster. Compute Instance gcp.sh – script to automate creating and deletion of compute instance script is located: https://github.com/jlim0930/scripts/blob/master/gcp.sh edit gcp_name & gcp_project to match your environment. Also zone and region as needed – The script will stand up a… Continue Reading