Join us this month the Hashicorp User Group!
Thanks to the lovely people at Elsevier who are hosting and providing the food and drink, the Hashicorp meetup will be back on the 17th of July.
6.30pm – Arrive – Drinks, Pizza and socialising
7pm – Hashicorp Nomad cluster on AWS by Christian Roche, Senior Devops Engineer @ Elsevier
Jenkins is the de facto standard for Continuous Deployment tools and is built around the notion of a master server launching jobs to be executed by agents, which lends itself nicely to the concept of containers.
Nomad is a container scheduler developed by Hashicorp, using a declarative approach to manage containers on a cluster.
Using Jenkins’ Nomad plugin, we can define a number of specialized Jenkins agents with a set of pre-defined capabilities (e.g, able to run Terraform, Maven, SBT, etc) that will be launched automatically by the master server to execute jobs on an on-demand basis.
Using containerization provides for a lot of flexibility with defining and upgrading Jenkins server and agents.
7.45pm – Consul Connect – Modern Service Networking with Service Mesh by Nic Jackson, Developer Advocate @ Hashicorp
A service mesh is necessary for organizations adopting microservices and dynamic cloud-based infrastructure. Traditional host-based network security must be replaced with modern service-based security to accommodate the highly dynamic nature of modern runtime environments.
In this talk, we will look at Connect a significant new feature in Consul that provides secure service-to-service communication with automatic TLS encryption and identity-based authorization.
We will look at the features of Connect, how to enable Connect in an existing Consul cluster and how easy it is to secure service-to-service communication using Connect.
We are aways interested in people getting in touch to present their own experiences with the HashiCorp toolset. If you have something that you want to speak about please get in touch with us here.