Elasticsearch on k8s (ECK) All about passwords

Lets talk about passwords! How is it set, where is it, how do you reset it, how do you force it? When you do a simple deployment such as apiVersion: elasticsearch.k8s.elastic.co/v1 kind: Elasticsearch metadata: name: quickstart spec: version: 8.1.1 nodeSets: – name: default count: 1 config: node.store.allow_mmap: false Where is your password stored and how do you access it? For this article we will assume that your deployment name is quickstart Default The elastic users password is stored in secrets along with all the other secrets. It usually takes form of <DEPLYMENT NAME>-es-elastic-user and to get the password you can… Continue Reading


Rescuing pods from CrashLoopBackOff

When pods behave badly in your cluster, looping over and over, it is known as CrashLoopBackOff. If the pod contains important data or you just need to edit something on the pod to get it fixed like running some checker on a program installed on the pod or moving things around or whatever the reason is but you need to get into the pod to fix it but there is no way you can just kubectl -n namespace exec -it name bash to it then what do you do? dang you CrashLoopBackOff!! initContainer method Advantage: the pod runs before the… Continue Reading


Elastic Cloud on kubernetes (ECK) on minikube

ECK is Elastic cloud on kubernetes – Kubernetes Operator pattern that extends basic kubernetes orchestration to easily deploy, secure, upgrade Elasticsearch and the rest of the stack such as kibana, logstash, various beats, and much more. In my previous article I wrote about my kube.sh script which is a wrapper that installs a minikube environment to run your kubernetes projects. We will use the wrapper to deploy our kubernetes environment and start deploying elasticsearch using ECK. The steps below are not limited to my minikube wrapper script but you can follow the same process for any kubernetes environment. Lets get… Continue Reading