There are several ways to upgrade a SLES12 SP2 to SLES SP3.
OTC has not prepared the way of upgrading via SMT server.
The way to go in OTC is to change SLES repository configuration files to new service pack
and start dist upgrade with zypper command.
Public OTC KVM Windows images published between January and April 2019 contains KVM driver package 184.108.40.206. This package contains a storage driver, which does not recognize expanded disks. It is recommended updating drivers to current version (>= 220.127.116.11)
The Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) suffered a full outage from 2019-03-30 from 12:10 CET until 2019-03-31 14:58 CEST. OTC customers were informed an hour after the event. A preliminary report was sent out in the evening of 2018-04-02. Read in this blog post a detailed analysis and a summary on the technical improvements.
Container or Serverless? A question that will soon be superfluous with Knative. The open source project Knative was developed by Google together with Pivotal, IBM, Red Hat and SAP and offers middleware components for serverless container applications based on Kubernetes and Istio. This allows developers to focus more on writing code. Based on the Open Telekom Cloud CCE service we install Knative and show how to use it.
Kubernetes has quickly become the open-source standard solution for deployment, scaling and management of container applications. It offers a high degree of flexibility and versatility. But what leads to a large and powerful documentation, this can be overwhelming for one or the other, when trying to find the relevant sections for his installation. Which is why Kubernetes has a steep learning curve. After the planning of the cluster follows the installation which also has its pitfalls. For this reason, there are deployment tools such as Kubespray that make this work easier. This story is about the automatic deployment of a Kubernetes cluster, using Kubespray on an OpenStack Cloud (Open Telekom Cloud).