Spinnaker Load Balancer Stage Demo

Jan 3, 2018 by Armory

Paul, an Armory engineer, demonstrates the load balancer stage.

A transcript of the video is available below:

DROdio: Okay we’re rolling.

Paul: Alright I’m Paul I’m the engineer with Armory here and we’re going to demonstrate the re-enablement of a long lost function of Spinnaker which is your able to create the load balance as part of your pipeline process. So here we’ve got a very simple empty pipeline, we will go to add and then select from the drop down the create load balancer option and then from here you can add a load balancer to create or to update with that will do a classy legacy for this one. This is Amazons web balancers, will configure it and this should look exactly like your regular load balancer configuration screen, you can select what account you want to use, will use our dev account and then we will pick the region, will just stick with US East, if you scroll down you can select which security groups you want access to it but in general you can just… oh I need to pick a VPC subset. You go back up to the region US East change up to West two, there you go now you can see the security group and we just pick a default its fine and then click add and save changes and now we’re done and now when this pipeline runs it will create this load balancer these configurations, that security group, if the load balancer already exists with that name it will update the load balancer with the configuration we’ve set in here. So you can change the configuration as you go and then that’s all there is to it.

DROdio: Cool so this is a feature that was largely built by the community but was not actually working in production.

Paul: Yes the primary code for this was working as function of load balancers up in the upper corner here but the actual stage capability have been kind of removed and when they added the application load balance feature it kind of didn’t work anymore and so we’ve gone in and kind of revitalized it, brought it up to date with the new application load balance code and now it works just fine

DROdio: Fantastic, you are what third week?

Paul: Fourth week.

DROdio: Fourth week in Armory.

Paul: Something like that, it feel like forever.

DROdio: Alright thank you so much Paul.

Paul: Thank you.

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