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  1. Deploying a BOSH Director With SSL Certificates Issued by Recognized CA A BOSH director is typically deployed with self-signed SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates; however, the director can be deployed with certificates issued by a trusted CA (Certificate Authority). Here’s how. Categories:   BOSH   
  2. Half a Million Concurrent/Distributed JMeter Users with BOSH ... in 10 Minutes This post details the steps of utilizing BOSH to setup half a million (potentially much more) concurrent and distributed Apache JMeter threads for load testing. Categories:   BOSH    Apache JMeter    Distributed Load Testing    Distributed Stress Testing   
  3. A Smart Editor and Visualizer for BOSH Manifests BOSH Editor is in-browser application that facilitates the creation of BOSH manifests. It includes smart auto-complete features and a way to visualize different segments of the manifest on the fly. Categories:   BOSH    Editor    Visualization   
  4. Testing for Data Consistency on Cloud Cache using BOSH and Turbulence Testing for data consistency on the Cloud Cache team using BOSH and Turbulence Categories:   BOSH    Turbulence    Cloud Cache   
  5. Deploy To vSphere NSX-T Opaque Networks Using BOSH BOSH now allows attaching vSphere deployed VMs to NSX-T’s Opaque Networks Categories:   BOSH    BOSH CPI    vSphere    NSX-T   
  6. Visualizing Cloud Foundry with Weave Scope - Part 1 This is the first of two blog posts showing you how Weave Scope, a visualization and troubleshooting tool originally aimed at Docker and Kubernetes, can be used to reveal the hosts and network topologies for arbitrary BOSH deployments. As such, Scope is able to visualize the many components that make up Cloud Foundry and the interplay between them. This gives everyone, from newcomers to seasoned experts, new ways to learn about Cloud Foundry and troubleshoot a running system if necessary. Categories:   Cloud Foundry    CF    BOSH    Weave Scope    Visualization    Distributed Systems   
  7. BOSH + Apache JMeter(TM) = Tornado for Apache JMeter(TM) Tornado for Apache JMeter™, is a BOSH release for Apache JMeter™. It simplifies the usage of JMeter™ in distributed mode, making it easier to perform load or stress testing. Categories:   BOSH    Apache JMeter    Distributed Load Testing    Distributed Stress Testing   
  8. Public IPs for diego cells On September 29th, 2016, Pivotal Web Services (PWS) enabled a feature available in BOSH to auto-assign public IPs to Diego cells. Categories:   BOSH    CF Runtime   
  9. Using the beta BOSH CLI to Deploy an IPv6-enabled nginx Server to AWS Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently announced Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Support for their Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instances in Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs). In this blog post, we describe using the beta BOSH command line interface (CLI) to deploy a virtual machine (VM) running nginx (a popular webserver) to EC2 with a native IPv6 address. Categories:   BOSH    IPv6   
  10. Leveraging NSX's Features with BOSH's vSphere CPI BOSH, a VM (Virtual Machine) orchestrator, includes the ability to interoperate with NSX, a network virtualization platform, when deploying to a vSphere IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). This blog post describes deploying VMs as the backend of an NSX Load Balancer. Categories:   BOSH    NSX    vSphere   
  11. How to Customize a BOSH Stemcell BOSH Stemcells are Linux-based bootable disk images upon which BOSH applications may be deployed. This blog post describes a process to customize a stemcell (most often used to troubleshoot stemcell boot problems). Categories:   BOSH   
  12. Updating a BOSH Release Authors of a BOSH Release may want to release a new version when the upstream application is updated. This blog post describes the process of updating a BOSH Release while avoiding common pitfalls. Categories:   BOSH   
  13. Concourse without a Load Balancer nginx is a less-expensive alternative to a load balancer for a BOSH-deployed Concourse server’s SSL termination. Categories:   BOSH    Concourse   
  14. Faster Pipelines With Compiled BOSH Releases Compile once, deploy many times. Categories:   BOSH    Concourse    Testing   
  15. How to Deploy a Multi-homed BOSH Director to a vSphere Environment We explore deploying a multi-homed BOSH Director to a vSphere environment to segregate networks in a secure manner. Categories:   BOSH   
  16. The World's Smallest Concourse CI Server How to deploy a publicly-accessible, extremely lean Concourse CI server. Categories:   BOSH    Concourse   
  17. Scaling up to 2000 vms with BOSH In order to know if we can deploy 2000 vms with BOSH, we did a scaling test and this blog post list how we did it and the caveats we found. Categories:   BOSH