Saturday, November 16, 2019

Difference between Jenkins and Azure DevOps(VSTS) - What is the difference between Jenkins and Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps
Continuous integration tool
Project management + CI/CD tool
Git repo setup
Not possible
Git and TFVC repo creation is possible
Can be integrated
Can be integrated
Open source, java based
Proprietary from Microsoft
Branching and Merging
Not supported
Tools integration
Through plug-ins
Through add-ons
Release management
Not supported fully
Fully supported
Slack integration

Thursday, October 24, 2019

How to connect to an EC2 instance from local machine after creating EC2 in AWS?

Find the steps to connect to an EC2 instance from local machine after creating it in AWS.


1. Keys(for e.g., yourkey.pem) already downloaded in your local machine, preferably in Downloads folder.
2. EC2 is up and running
3. For windows laptop, you need to install Git by downloading from this URL -
4. For apple desktop or laptops, download

Steps to connect to EC2 instance:

1. Go to AWS console.
2. Click on EC2, click on running instances link

3. Select the checkbox of EC2 you would like to connect to.
4. Click on Action. Copy the url from SSH which looks like below:
For e.g.
ssh -i "mykey.pem"

5. Go to your local machine, Open Git bash, navigate to downloads directory like below:
For windows laptop --> cd downloads

steps For iMac only --> cd downloads
chmod 400 yourkey.pem

6. Paste the url from example highlighted above in step # 4.
ssh -i "mykey.pem"
7. say yes when it is asking to connect.
8. now you should be in AWS cloud, screen should tell you something like this:

Last login: Sun Feb 18 19:01:21 2018 from

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

DevOps BootCamp by Coach AK on AWS and Azure Cloud Online Classes | March 2023 Schedule

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Docker Interview Questions - Popular Docker Interview Questions

Docker Interview Questions - Popular Docker Interview Questions

1. What is the difference between Docker image and Docker container?

Docker container is simply an instance of Docker image.
A Docker image is an immutable file, which is a snapshot of container. We create an image with build command. Docker image contains all your application code along with all the dependencies packaged into this snapshot.

When we use run command, an Image will produce a container.

In programming language, an Image is a Class and a Container is an instance of the class.

2.  Can we run multiple apps on one server with Docker?
Yes, theoretically we can run multiple apps on one Docker server. But in practice, it is better to run different components on separate containers.

With this we get cleaner environment and it can be used for multiple uses.

3. How does docker client communicates with Docker daemon?

Docker client or command line interface, communicated with Docker daemon through APIs. 

    4.     How to enable IPV6 in Docker
Edit /etc/docker/daemon.json and set the ipv6 key to true.
  "ipv6": true
Save the file.
Reload the Docker configuration file by executing the below command:
systemctl reload docker

   5. How to copy files inside Dockerfile?
     Use COPY command
     For e.g.,
COPY /usr/src/app/

6. How do you see running container in Docker?
docker ps command

7. How do you see all the containers?
docker ps -a command will show all the containers..

8. How to create directory inside Dockerfile?
mkdir -p /var/www/app
WORKDIR /var/www/app 

      9. What are the benefits of using Docker?
      Docker is a very powerful tool. Some of the main benefits of using Docker are as follows:
       I. Utilize Developer Skills : With Docker we maximize the use of Developer skills. With Docker  there is less need of build or
release engineers. Same Developer can create software and wrap it in one single file.
       II. Standard Application Image : Docker based system allows us to bundle the application software and Operating system files in a
single Application Image that can be deployed independently.

       III. Uniform deployment : With Docker we can create one package of our software and deploy it on different platforms seamlessl y
10. What happens when you stop the container? Will you loose the data?
You won’t lose any data when Docker container exits. Any data that your application writes to the container gets preserved on the disk until you explicitly delete the container. The file system for the container persists even after the container halts.

11. What is the difference between Docker stop and Docker kill commands?
The difference between ‘docker kill’ and ‘docker stop’ is that ‘docker stop’ gives the container time to shutdown gracefully, in situations when it is taking too much time for getting the container to stop, one can opt to kill it.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Jenkins Nexus Integration - How to integrate Sonatype Nexus with Jenkins - Upload artifacts from Jenkins to Nexus repository

You can install plug-in called Nexus Artifact Uploader plug-in to integrate Nexus with Jenkins. Let us see how to integrate Jenkins with Nexus and able to upload War/Ear/Jar/Exe/DLLs.


Install Nexus Artifact Uploader plugin in Jenkins.


1. Once you installed the above plug-ins, click existing FreeStyle job configuration or create a new job.

2. Under source code management. enter bitbucket repo url and git credentials.

3. Go to build section, add Maven targets. with goals clean install. Also click advance, give path of POM.xml

4. click on Add build step, choose Nexus artifact uploader.

5. Enter information per below screen shot.
Make sure you enter version as 1.0-SNAPSHOT and repository as maven-snapshots

6. Click on Apply, Save.

7. Now login to Nexus repo, Click on Components, Click on maven-snapshots

8. you shall see the WAR being uploaded here.

You can watch the above steps in detail in YouTube channel below:

How to setup SonaType Nexus 3 on Linux in EC2? Nexus installation on RedHat Linux | Install Nexus on RedHat Linux

Nexus is an open source, Java based binary repository manager, used for storing build artifacts. We will eventually integrate Nexus with Jenkins for uploading WAR/EAR/JAR files.

Here are the steps for installing Sonatype Nexus 3 in RHEL in EC2 on AWS. Please create a new Redhat EC2 instance with small type. Choose Redhat Enterprise 8.

Make sure you open port 8081 in AWS security group

Installation Steps:

sudo yum install wget -y

Download Java 8
sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk.x86_64 -y

you can confirm java is installed by typing the below command:
java -version

Execute the below command to navigate to /opt directory by changing directory:

cd /opt

Download Nexus Latest version

sudo wget -O nexus3.tar.gz

Extract Nexus
sudo tar -xvf nexus3.tar.gz
sudo mv nexus-3* nexus

Create a user called Nexus
sudo adduser nexus

Change the ownership of nexus files and nexus data directory to nexus user.
sudo chown -R nexus:nexus /opt/nexus
sudo chown -R nexus:nexus /opt/sonatype-work

Add Nexus as a user
sudo vi /opt/nexus/bin/nexus.rc
change as per above screenshot by removing # and adding nexus 

Modify memory settings in Nexus configuration file

sudo vi /opt/nexus/bin/nexus.vmoptions

Modify the above file as shown in below:

after making changes, press wq! to come out of the file.

Configure Nexus to run as a service

sudo vi /etc/systemd/system/nexus.service
Copy the below content highlighted in green color.

Description=nexus service
ExecStart=/opt/nexus/bin/nexus start
ExecStop=/opt/nexus/bin/nexus stop

Create a link to Nexus
sudo ln -s /opt/nexus/bin/nexus /etc/init.d/nexus

Execute the following command to add nexus service to boot.

sudo chkconfig --add nexus
sudo chkconfig --levels 345 nexus on

Start Nexus
sudo service nexus start

Check whether Nexus service is running
sudo service nexus status

Check the logs to see if Nexus is running
tail -f /opt/sonatype-work/nexus3/log/nexus.log

You will see Nexus started..If you Nexus stopped, review the steps above. 
Now press Ctrl C to come out of this windows.

Once Nexus is successfully installed, you can access it in the browser by URL - http://public_dns_name:8081

Click on Sign in link
user name is admin and password can be found by executing below command:

sudo cat /opt/sonatype-work/nexus3/admin.password

Copy the password and click sign in.
Now setup admin password as admin123

You should see the home page of Nexus:

Please follow steps for integrating Nexus with Jenkins

Please watch my YouTube channel on demo on How to setup Nexus 3 on Red Hat Linux in AWS:

Friday, September 20, 2019

How to setup SSH keys in Bitbucket and Setup Java Web App in BitBucket | How to add a Java Web App in BitBucket using Maven

BitBucket is one of the popular git-based version control systems. BitBucket is very good example for Software-as-a-service, hosted on cloud. Let us learn how to setup a Java web project in BitBucket.

Git is a purely distributed version control system. Click here to learn more about Git and its advantages over other SCMs.

Please find below steps for how to setup SSH keys in Bitbucket from EC2 instance and also how to setup Java Web App using Maven in BitBucket.

If you don't have an bitbucket account, You need to create an account in

Implementation steps:

1. after login into bitbucket, click on + and Click on Create Repository

2. enter the repo name as MyBitbucketRepo, make sure it is private, Include read me option - choose yes with template. Click Git as version control system.

3. Click on create repository.
4. now click on your avatar (left bottom of the screen, BitBucket settings-> security--> ssh keys
5. now go to your laptop, open git bash for windows laptop or iTerm (for iMac laptop) and connect to Jenkins EC2 instance using Git bash. 

How to connect, refer this url -

6. Now type  ssh-keygen (and then simply enter four times, do not give any password)

If you already have keys generated, you can use existing key. You don't have to over write the old key.

7. copy the content of public key executing below command in Gitbash.
sudo cat ~/.ssh/
8. go to click on Add key from step # 3,  and paste the content of public key. give some name as mySSH key. click on Add key.
9. Now click on repo you created in step # 1. Click on Clone and copy the SSH url. Do not select HTTPS Url. The url will be from your repo you created under Clone link. 

10. go back to Gitbash  windows connected to Jenkins EC2, execute the below command. Paste the SSH url you copied above. 

git clone <ssh_url_from_bitbucket_repo_you_created>

11. Now after cloning, type ls -al command
12. It will show a folder with repo name..
13. navigate to repo folder by below command:
cd mybitbucketrepo

14. use below command to create Java project using Maven. Maven is the build for creating and building java projects.
mvn archetype:generate -DartifactId=MyWebApp -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-webapp -DinteractiveMode=false
15. type ls -al to see the new folder called MyWebApp
16. type  below command to see the newly created project
git status

17. git add  *

18. Perform below command to commit the changes to local repository first.

git commit -m "my first project check-in to bitbucket"
19. Now perform below command to push from local repository to remote repository.

git push
You can also watch actual demo with video here below:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

How to test SSH keys were added in Bitbucket or GitHub successfully?

How to test your SSH keys were added in Bitbucket or GitHub successfully?

ssh -T
logged in as <user_name>

You can use git or hg to connect to Bitbucket. Shell access is disabled

ssh -T
Hi <user-name>! You've successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.

Monday, August 12, 2019

What is Git? What is difference between Git and GitHub or Bitbucket?

Git is a open source version control system, also known as SCM(source code management system) tool. It was founded by Linux Torvalds (founder of Linux OS).

Git is different from traditional version control systems such as SVN, CVS, etc. Git is distributed in nature which allows developers to have full history of their code repositories locally.

Git also has other features - branching, merging, pull requests, re-writing commit history.

Git is the most widely used version control system in the world today and is considered the modern standard for software development.

BitBucket and GitHub are git based repositories hosted on the internet or it could be hosted on-prem as well.

You need to have git client installed on your machine in order to access GitHub or BitBucket Repo.

To learn more about the difference between Git and other source version control systems, please click here.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Install Jenkins on RedHat Enterprise Linux 8 - How to setup Jenkins on RHEL

How to Install Jenkins on RedHat Enterprise Linux 8?

Please find below steps for setting up Jenkins on RHEL 8.

update package

sudo yum update

Install wget
sudo yum install wget -y

Java Installation

Download Java from Oracle site.

sudo wget --no-check-certificate --no-cookies --header 'Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie' ''

Install from RPM
sudo  rpm -i jdk-8u141-linux-x64.rpm

Add Jenkins repository to yum repository

sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/jenkins.repo
sudo rpm --import

Install Jenkins
sudo yum install jenkins -y

Start Jenkins
sudo service jenkins start
sudo service jenkins status

Get Jenkins Admin Password
sudo cat /var/lib/jenkins/secrets/initialAdminPassword

Copy the output of the above command.
Now go to browser and access the Jenkins page.


Your page will look something like this. Now paste the password into the below Administrator password text box.

Press Continue..Click on install suggested plug-ins..

 Install suggested plug-ins.

Monday, July 29, 2019

How to setup Jenkins master slave nodes in Ubuntu | Jenkins master and slave setup on Ubuntu | configure Jenkins slave in Ubuntu

Jenkins has powerful feature of master slave architecture which enables distributed builds. This article we will learn how to establish Jenkins Master and slave nodes on Ubuntu machines.

Few info on Jenkins master and slave setup:

Jenkins Master
Your main Jenkins server is the Master. The Master’s job is to handle:
  • Scheduling build jobs.
  • Dispatching builds to the slaves for the actual execution.
  • Monitor the slaves (possibly taking them online and offline as required).
  • Recording and presenting the build results.
  • A Master instance of Jenkins can also execute build jobs directly.
Jenkins Slave
A Slave is a Java executable that runs on a remote machine. Following are the characteristics of Jenkins Slaves:
  • It hears requests from the Jenkins Master instance.
  • Slaves can run on a variety of operating systems.
  • The job of a Slave is to do as they are told to, which involves executing build jobs dispatched by the Master.
  • You can configure a project to always run on a particular Slave machine, or a particular type of Slave machine, or simply let Jenkins pick the next available Slave.
Lets see how to configure both Jenkins master and slave nodes on Ubuntu EC2.

Step 1 - Jenkins master node configuration (this step # 1 is NOT required)

(If you have already Jenkins up and running, this step is not required)
Install first Java by following below steps. Make sure port 8080 is opened in security group.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install default-jdk -y

Jenkins (make sure you open port number)

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
echo deb binary/ | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jenkins -y
now to go to browser --> http://server_ip_address:8080/
Copy the password from this location
By entering
sudo cat /var/lib/jenkins/secrets/initialAdminPassword
Paste the password and click on install suggested plug-ins.
Create SSH keys in master node by executing below command:

ssh-keygen (no need to enter any password, just enter three times)

Step # 2 Slave node configuration(you need new micro Ubuntu instance for this slave)
only port 22 needs to be open

Install Java

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install default-jdk -y

Install Maven
sudo apt-get install maven -y

Create User as Jenkins
sudo useradd -m jenkins
sudo -u jenkins mkdir /home/jenkins/.ssh

Add SSH Keys from Master to Slave 

Execute the below command in Jenkins master Ec2.
sudo cat ~/.ssh/

Copy the output of the above command:

Now go to Slave node and execute the below command
sudo -u jenkins vi /home/jenkins/.ssh/authorized_keys

This will be empty file, now copy the public keys from master into above file.
Once you pasted the public keys in the above file in Slave, come out of the file by entering wq!

Now go into master node
ssh jenkins@slave_node_ip

this is to make sure master is able to connect slave node. once you are successfully logged into slave, type exit to come out of slave.

Now copy the SSH keys into /var/lib/jenkins/.ssh by executing below command in master(make sure you exited from slave by typing exit command:

sudo cp ~/.ssh/known_hosts  /var/lib/jenkins/.ssh

Because jenkins master will look keys from the above folder.

Step # 3 Register slave node in Jenkins:
Now to go Jenkins Master, manage jenkins, manage nodes.

Click on new node. give name and check permanent agent.
give name and no of executors as 1. enter /home/jenkins as remote directory.
select launch method as Launch slaves nodes via SSH.
enter Slave node ip address as Host.

click on credentials. Enter user name as jenkins. Make jenkins lowercase as it is shown.
 Kind as SSH username with private key. enter private key of master node directly by executing below command:

sudo cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa
(Make sure you copy the whole key including the below without missing anything)


click Save.
select Host key verification strategy as "manually trusted key verification strategy".

Click Save.
Click on launch agent..make sure it connects to agent node.

Now you can kick start building the jobs, you will see Jenkins master runs jobs in slave nodes.

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

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