Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Top 10 DevOps Popular Tools | Popular DevOps Tools You Must Know In 2024 | Learn DevOps Tools in 2024

Here are the top 10 DevOps Tools to focus on to put your DevOps learning on a faster track and kick start your career quickly as a successful Cloud engineer or DevOps engineer in about 10 weeks from now.

1.    Terraform - # 1 Infrastructure automation tool
2.    Git - BitBucket/GitHub/Azure Repos - # 1 - SCM tool
3.    Jenkins - # 1 CICD tool
4.    Docker #1 Container platform 
5.    Kubernetes - #1 container orchestration tool 
6.    GitHub Actions - #3 CICD tool
7.    Ansible#1 Configuration Management tool
8.    Azure DevOps – Microsoft platform for migrating applications to Azure Cloud
9.    SonarQube – #1 Code quality tool 
10.  Nexus - #2 Binary repo manager 

Finally having some scripting knowledge is also good by learning Python, YAML, Ruby.
and also having some Cloud experience on AWS and Azure will be extremely helpful.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

DevOps Bootcamp June 2024 Schedule | DevOps & AWS Azure Cloud Coaching by Coach AK | DevOps and Cloud Computing Online Classes

(Lot of new topics covered like GitHub Actions, Helm and Monitoring..)

The DevOps requirements in the IT market space is expected to grow by 35% by 2024. Getting a DevOps education now is a great investment into your future, which will pay off very fast!

You are in the right place to kick start your career in DevOps. DevOps is one of the top and hot IT skills right now. Currently almost all the employers are struggling to get right resources in their teams who can do the DevOps and automation work..You could be that person by attending this coaching program.

DevOps Coaching schedule for June 2024 (promotions are available, pls contact Coach AK)
June 1st11:35 AM CST - 01:30 PM CST on Saturdays
02:00 PM CST - 04:00 PM CST on Sundays    
June 4th6:00 to 8:00 PM CSTWeekdaysTuesdays/Thursdays    

DevOps Coaching Highlights:
Comprehensive hands on knowledge on Git, GitHub, Jenkins, Maven, SonarQube, Nexus, Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Prometheus, Docker registry, AWS and Azure cloud platform.

To join DevOps Coaching classes, please contact Coach AK below:
Contact no# : +1 (469)733-5248
WhatsApp #: +1 (469)733-5248

Email id:
Contact Name: Coach AK

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

How to integrate SonarQube with Azure DevOps YAML Pipeline | SonarQube Integration with Azure DevOps | Automate Code Scan using SonarQube In Azure YAML Pipelines

Please find steps below for integrating SonarQube to perform static code analysis using Azure DevOps YAML pipeline.


How to add SonarQube plug-in in Azure DevOps?

Once added SonarQube plug-in, click on proceed to Organization..

How to integrate SonarQube with Azure DevOps:

Create Token in SonarQube to authenticate with Azure DevOps
You need to login to SonarQube using your admin password. admin/admin123 and click on Admin on your top side.
Click on My Account, Security. 
Under Tokens, Give some value for token name and choose Global analysis token, click on generate Tokens. Copy the token value generated.

Create Service Connections in Azure DevOps 

Login to Azure DevOps. Select your project dashboard.

Click on Project settings --> Service connections

click on New service connection

Type SonarQube and Click Next

Enter SonarQube server url and enter Token created 
Give name for service connection and select Grant access permission to all pipelines.
Click on Save.

Create a YAML Pipeline in Azure DevOps

1. Login to Azure DevOps. Go to Azure Pipelines. Click on create a new pipeline, Select GitHub:

2. Select your GitHub repo and select the Maven as YAML pipeline template

3. Click on show assistant on right hand side, type SonarQube and select Prepare Analysis on SonarQube task and then select Service connection from the drop down and choose Integrate with Maven or Gradle option and then click on Add task

Sample Code for entire pipeline is here below

Azure DevOps Pipeline YAML Code:

# Maven
# Build your Java project and run tests with Apache Maven.
# Add steps that analyze code, save build artifacts, deploy, and more:

- master

  vmImage: ubuntu-latest
- task: SonarQubePrepare@5
    SonarQube: 'My_SonarQube'
    scannerMode: 'Other'
- task: Maven@3
    mavenPomFile: 'pom.xml'
    mavenOptions: '-Xmx3072m'
    javaHomeOption: 'JDKVersion'
    jdkVersionOption: '1.17'
    jdkArchitectureOption: 'x64'
    publishJUnitResults: true
    testResultsFiles: '**/surefire-reports/TEST-*.xml'
    goals: 'clean install sonar:sonar'
- task: PublishTestResults@2
    testResultsFormat: 'JUnit'
    testResultsFiles: '**/surefire-reports/TEST-*.xml'
    failTaskOnFailedTests: true

Click on Save and Queue to kick start build.
Now login to SonarQube dashboard, click on Projects

How to install Terraform on Linux OS | Install Terraform on Ubuntu 24.0.4 | TerraForm Installation on Linux


Terraform is an open source infrastructure as code (IaC) tool developed by HashiCorp. It allows you to define, manage, and provision infrastructure resources in a cloud or on-premises environment using declarative configuration files. Terraform maintains the state of the infrastructure in a state file. 

Please find the steps for installing Terraform On Ubuntu 24.0.4 in AWS cloud.


Go to HashiCorp Website

Copy steps from Linux-> Ubuntu/Debian

wget -O- | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/hashicorp-archive-keyring.gpg

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/hashicorp-archive-keyring.gpg] $(lsb_release -cs) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hashicorp.list

sudo apt update && sudo apt install terraform

Check Terraform version
terraform -version

this should show version of Terraform. As of May 15, 2024 version was
Terraform v1.8.3

Please watch the above steps as Demo in YouTube below: 

Monday, May 13, 2024

Setup New Ubuntu 24.0.4 EC2 Instance | How to create EC2 instance in AWS console | Launch Ubuntu 24.0.4 instance in AWS Cloud

How to create Ubuntu 24.0.4 EC2 instance in AWS console?

What is EC2 instance? 

It is virtual server provided by AWS. EC2 instances can be used to setup both Jenkins and Tomcat. Please follow the below steps to create an EC2 instance.


1: Login to AWS console by clicking this link -->
click on All services, Click on Compute -->  Click on EC2

2. Click on Launch instance

3. Enter Name as EC2 and enter 2 as number of instances (one for Jenkins and another for Tomcat)

4. Select Ubuntu 

5. choose Ubuntu server 24.0.4 as AMI

6. Enter t2.small as instance type
7. Click on Create new Key Pair

8. Choose the existing key pair if you have one already from the drop down, otherwise create new one, give some name as myEC2Key. Make sure you download the key in your local machine. Please do NOT give space or any character while naming the key.

9. Under Network settings, Click Edit

Add port range as 8080 and select AnyWhere as Source Type, that should enter as Source

10. Enter 10 GB as storage 
And then make sure in Summary, values appear as below:

11. Click on Launch Instance.

Click on View instances

Now you should be able to view instances in AWS console. Now you can re-name as Jenkins-EC2 and Tomcat-EC2

Watch Steps in YouTube channel:

Connect to EC2 instance from local machine:
Please click the below link to understand the steps for connecting to EC2 instance from your local machine - windows or Apple laptop.

Friday, April 26, 2024

DevOps Interview Preparation Useful real time tips | Crack DevOps Interviews | How to clear DevOps Interviews

Are you failing in DevOps Interviews? Are you not be able to go to next round in the Interview process? 

First of all you need to have clear story about following five key items:

#1.     Come up with a story to talk about your back ground and over all experience 

            What are the Devops tools you have worked in, what cloud platform you are familiar ?

#2.     Have clear idea to talk about your role in your current project

           Your role instead of what whole team did

#3.     Your day to day responsibilities as a DevOps engineer

           How you spend your day 9-5. Starting with stand up, cicd, infra automation, collaborate with teams, meetings and documentation.

#4.     Be ready to talk about the challenges, how you overcome them in your current project

           What challenges you had, how did you over-come and what was the outcome?

#5.     Be clear about what you know and what you don’t know.            

  • It is OK to say you don’t know or have not worked that specific tool when asked about it. Show some willingness to learn
  • For e.g you may be good in CICD but not good in,  let’s say in container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, which is OK.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Automate Azure App Service setup using Ansible and Azure DevOps pipeline | How to integrate Ansible with Azure DevOps | How to Create WebApp in Azure Cloud using Ansible

Ansible is an open-source, configuration management tool that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, and application deployments. 
Ansible Playbooks
Ansible playbooks allow you to direct Ansible to configure your environment. Playbooks are coded using YAML so as to be human-readable. 
Watch steps in YouTube channel:

Automate Azure Web App setup using Ansible and Azure pipeline

Integrate Ansible with Azure Cloud
Integrating Ansible with Microsoft Azure allows you to automate and manage your Azure infrastructure using Ansible playbooks and modules. Ansible provides a collection of Azure-specific modules that enable you to provision and configure resources in Azure.

To configure Azure credentials, you need the following information:

  • Your Azure subscription ID and tenant ID
  • The service principal application ID and secret


Login to Azure

az login

Enter Microsoft credentials

Create Azure Service Principal

Run the following commands to create an Azure Service Principal:

az ad sp create-for-rbac --name ansible-azure-sp --role Contributor --scopes /subscriptions/<subscription_id>
Save the above output in a file as you will not be able retrieve later.
Create an Ansible playbook - create-linux-app-svc.yml

Create a simple playbook to create resource group in Azure and also a Azure App Service. Make sure you modify the name of the resource group, Azure WebApp and location below.

- hosts: localhost
connection: local
resource_group: myResourceGroup
webapp_name: myfirstAwesomeWebApp
plan_name: myAppServicePlan
location: eastus
- name: Ensure resource group exists
name: myResourceGroup
location: East US
register: rg_result
- debug:
var: rg_result
- name: Create App Service on Linux with Java Runtime
resource_group: "{{ resource_group }}"
name: "{{ webapp_name }}"
resource_group: "{{ resource_group }}"
name: "{{ plan_name }}"
is_linux: true
sku: S1
number_of_workers: 1
- name: "java"
version: "8"
java_container: tomcat
java_container_version: 9.0

Create Azure YAML build pipeline:

Login to Azure Devops -->

Select project dashboard.

Go to Pipelines -> New pipeline --> Click on Azure Repos Git or any SCM where you have playbooks stored. Select repo, click on Starter pipeline.

Add below four pipeline variables with value received from service principal creation.

Add below tasks:
  • Install Ansible on build agent
  • Install Ansible rm module on build agent
  • Execute Ansible playbook for creating resource group in Azure cloud.
- main
pr: none # Disable PR triggers, can be adjusted as needed
vmImage: 'ubuntu-latest'
- script: |
# Install Ansible
pip3 install "ansible==2.9.17"
displayName: 'Install Ansible'
- script: |
# Install Ansible rm module
pip3 install ansible[azure]
displayName: 'Install Ansible rm module'
- script: |
# Run Ansible playbook to create Azure App Service
ansible-playbook create-linux-app-svc.yml
displayName: 'Run Ansible Playbook'

Save the pipeline and run it.

Now Login to Azure cloud to see if the App Service have been created.

Clean up service principal & Resource Group

az ad sp list --display-name ansible-azure-sp --output table

az ad sp delete --id <pass_the_id>

az group delete --name myResourceGroup --yes --no-wait

Delete Resource group and App Service using Ansible playbook: delete-linux-app-svc.yml
- name: Delete Azure App Service
  hosts: localhost
  connection: local
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
  - name:
      name: "{{ webapp_name }}"
      resource_group: "{{ resource_group }}"
      state: absent

Top 10 DevOps Popular Tools | Popular DevOps Tools You Must Know In 2024 | Learn DevOps Tools in 2024

Here are the top 10 DevOps Tools to focus on to put your DevOps learning on a  faster track  and kick start your career quickly as a success...