14-Jan-2022

Run & Manage MySQL in GKE Using KubeDB

Overview The databases that KubeDB support are MySQL, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, Percona XtraDB, ProxySQL, Memcached and PgBouncer. You can find the guides to all the supported databases here. In this tutorial we will deploy MySQL database. We will cover the following steps: Install KubeDB Deploy Standalone MySQL Database Install Stash Backup MySQL Database Using Stash Recover MySQL Database Using Stash Install KubeDB We will follow the following steps to install KubeDB.

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13-Jan-2022

Secure Secrets - A Cloud-Native Approach made simple with KubeVault

Summary AppsCode held a webinar on “Secure Secrets: A Cloud-Native Approach made simple with KubeVault”. This took place on 12th Jan 2022. The contents of what took place at the webinar are shown below: Deploy TLS Secured VaultServer Enable SecretEngine Create Database Roles Manage User Privileges KubeVault CLI in Action Q & A Session Description of the Webinar It is required to install the followings to get started:

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11-Jan-2022

Introducing KubeVault v2022.01.11

We are very excited to announce the release of KubeVault v2022.01.11 Edition. The KubeVault v2022.01.11 contains major improvements of the KubeVault CLI for better user experiences, cert-manager integration for managing TLS, clean-up of the unseal-keys and root-token along with the VaultServer when the TerminationPolicy is set to WipeOut, newly added Expired phase for SecretAccessRequest based on TTL or admin side revocation, as well as few bug fixes. We’re going to demonstrate some of these improvements below.

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1-Jan-2022

Announcing Voyager v2022.01.01

We are pleased to announce the release of Voyager v2022.01.01. We have updated the HAProxy version to 2.5.0 in this release. The post highlights the import bug fixes in this release. The detailed commit by commit changelog can be found here. HAProxy Support In this release we added support for alpine and debian based image for HAProxy 2.5.0 and 2.4.10. We have also added images with major.minor-flavor tags, so that users can stay up to date on the HAProxy image version.

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21-Dec-2021

Announcing KubeDB v2021.12.21 (Includes Log4j CVE Fixes)

We are pleased to announce the release of KubeDB v2021.12.21. The headline feature of this release is that it has the support for log4j CVEs fixed images: elasticsearch:7.16.2, elasticsearch:6.8.22, and opensearch:1.2.2. These docker images are using Log4j 2.17.0. ElasticsearchVersion The corresponding ElasticsearchVersion CROs for the elasticsearch:7.16.2, elasticsearch:6.8.22, and opensearch:1.2.2 are: $ kubectl get esversion NAME VERSION DISTRIBUTION DB_IMAGE DEPRECATED AGE kubedb-xpack-7.16.2 7.16.2 KubeDB kubedb/elasticsearch:7.16.2-xpack-v2021.12.24 12s opensearch-1.2.2 1.2.2 OpenSearch opensearchproject/opensearch:1.2.2 12s xpack-6.

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30-Nov-2021

Announcing KubeDB & Stash v2021.11.24

We are pleased to announce the release of KubeDB and Stash v2021.11.24. This post lists all the major changes done in this release since v2021.09.30. The headline features of this release are OpenSearch support, InnoDB Cluster support for MySQL, support for PostgreSQL version 14.1 and PostGIS. General API Improvements Custom Labels/Annotations Support: Now you can provide custom labels/annotations to the pods, pod’s controller (ie. StatefulSets), and services for any supported databases.

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2-Nov-2021

Introducing Kubeform v2021.10.29

We have an upcoming webinar titled “Introducing Kubeform CLI & Remote Backend” on 10th November 2021, 12:30 PM ET. Register here . We are happy to announce the release of Kubeform v2021.10.29. In this release, we are introducing Kubeform CLI and Remote Backend. This post lists all the changes and features this release brings to you. The detailed changelog can be found here Kubeform Remote Backend Kubeform CLI Kubeform Remote Backend In this release, we have added remote backend support for the Kubeform resources.

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18-Oct-2021

Announcing Voyager v2021.10.18

We are pleased to announce the release of Voyager v2021.10.18. This release is a patch release for v2021.09.15. The post highlights the import bug fixes in this release. The detailed commit by commit changelog can be found here. Voyager v1/v1beta1 Ingress api conversion In this release, we have fixed a panic that would occur when converting v1beta1 Ingress with multiple tls secrets in v1 api format. In v1 api, we have removed the deprecated headerRules and rewriteRules from v1beta1 api.

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11-Oct-2021

Stash v2021.10.11 - Introducing NATS & ETCD Add-ons

We are very excited to announce Stash v2021.10.11. In this release, we are introducing NATS and ETCD add-ons for Stash. We have also added TLS support for Redis Add-on. In this post, we are going to highlight the major changes. You can find the complete changelog here. Introducing NATS Add-on In this release, we have added NATS to our Stash add-ons family. Now, you can backup your NATS Jetstream server running inside Kubernetes using Stash.

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30-Sep-2021

Announcing KubeDB v2021.09.30

We are pleased to announce the release of KubeDB v2021.09.30. This post lists all the major changes done in this release since v2021.09.09. The headline features of this release are Redis Sentinel mode support and Offline volume expansion support for MongoDB. The detailed commit by commit changelog can be found here. Redis Added support for provisioning Redis sentinel mode instances with sentinel monitoring Added TLS support for Sentinel Monitoring Cluster MongoDB In this release, we have added support for Offline volume expansion of MongoDB nodes.

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27-Sep-2021

Introducing KubeVault v2021.09.27

We are very excited to announce the release of KubeVault v2021.09.27 Edition. The KubeVault v2021.09.27 contains major rework of the CRDs for self-service mode usage with KubeDB or GitOps use-cases. It makes managing user privileges extremely easy for KubeDB managed databases or any other databases as long as users provide necessary connection information. Install KubeVault KubeVault is a Kubernetes operator for HashiCorp Vault. The Vault is a tool for secrets management, encryption as a service, and privileged access management.

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16-Sep-2021

Announcing Voyager v2021.09.15

We are pleased to announce the release of Voyager v2021.09.15. This post lists all the major changes done in this release since v12.0.0. This release offers support for the latest Kubernetes version 1.22 and upgrades HAProxy to 2.4.4. Voyager v2021.09.15 introduces Community & Enterprise Edition and deprecates prior releases of Voyager operators. The detailed commit by commit changelog can be found here. Kubernetes 1.22 As you may know, Kubernetes 1.22 removed several deprecated beta APIs that were used by Voyager.

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13-Sep-2021

Announcing KubeDB v2021.09.09

We are pleased to announce the release of KubeDB v2021.09.09. This post lists all the major changes done in this release since v2021.08.23. This release is primarily a bug fix release for v2021.08.23. We have also added support for MongoDB 5.0.2. The detailed commit by commit changelog can be found here. KubeDB API Various KubeDB supported databases currently uses a coordinator sidecar for failover and recovery of clustered databases. This includes PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, MariaDB and Redis.

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30-Aug-2021

Panopticon, A Generic Kubernetes State Metrics Exporter - Webinar

Summary AppsCode held a webinar on “Panopticon: A Generic Kubernetes State Metrics Exporter”. This took place on 26th August 2021. The contents of what took place at the webinar are shown below: What is Panopticon? Background story of Panopticon? Key features of Panopticon. Comparison between Panopticon and kube-state-metrics Demo Generate metrics for KubeDB MongoDB custom resource using Panopticon Generate metrics for Deployment using Panopticon Q & A Session Description of the Webinar At present, there is no available state metrics exporter for Kubernetes custom resources.

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24-Aug-2021

Announcing KubeDB v2021.08.23

We are pleased to announce the release of KubeDB v2021.08.23. This post lists all the major changes done in this release since v2021.06.23. This release offers support for the latest Kubernetes version 1.22. The KubeDB CLI now has exciting new features. MongoDB now uses the official docker images. Elasticsearch supports the latest xpack and opendistro versions and provides pre-built Docker images with snapshot plugins. KubeDB managed Redis now provides Password Authentication for the default user.

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Introducing Panopticon, A Generic Kubernetes State Metrics Exporter

We are excited to introduce Panopticon, a generic Kubernetes resource state metrics exporter. It comes with a lot of features and customization options. What is Panopticon? Panopticon is a generic state metrics exporter for Kubernetes resources. It can generate Prometheus metrics from both Kubernetes native and custom resources. Generated metrics are exposed in /metrics path for the Prometheus server to scrape. Background We wanted to collect state metrics from our various products (eg, KubeDB, Stash and other).

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16-Aug-2021

Manage HashiCorp Vault in Kubernetes Native Way Using KubeVault - Webinar

Summary AppsCode held a webinar on “Manage HashiCorp Vault in Kubernetes Native Way Using KubeVault”. This took place on 12th August 2021. The contents of what took place at the webinar are shown below: What is a secret? Managing secrets in Kubernetes. Consuming external secrets in Kubernetes Managing Vault in Kubernetes (Kubernetes native way) Operator over Helm charts KubeVault Introduction & Features Demo Deploy VaultServer using KubeVault Operator Enable & Configure Database SecretEngine Mount Dynamically generated credentials in a Pod using CSI Driver High Availability & Disaster Recovery Q & A Session Description of the Webinar The webinar starts with describing how to manage secrets in Kubernetes and the lackings that Kubernetes has in doing so.

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5-Aug-2021

Manage PostgreSQL in GKE Using KubeDB

Overview The databases that KubeDB support are MongoDB, Elasticsearch, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Redis and Memcached. You can find the guides to all the supported databases here. In this tutorial we will deploy PostgreSQL database. We will cover the following steps: Install KubeDB Deploy Standalone Database Install Stash Backup Using Stash Recover Using Stash Install KubeDB We will follow the following steps to install KubeDB. Step 1: Get Cluster ID We need the cluster ID to get the KubeDB License.

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2-Aug-2021

Introducing KubeVault v2021.08.02

We are very excited to announce KubeVault Enterprise Edition with the release v2021.08.02. The KubeVault v2021.08.02 contains various feature improvements and bug fixes for a better user experience. It also comes with a KubeVault Community Edition which is free of cost but only limited to the default namespace. Install KubeVault KubeVault is a Kubernetes operator for HashiCorp Vault. The Vault is a tool for secrets management, encryption as a service, and privileged access management.

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2-Aug-2021

Stash v2021.08.02 - Introducing Redis Addon and Kubernetes 1.22 Support

We are very excited to announce Stash v2021.08.02. In this release, we are introducing Redis addon for Stash. We have also added support for Kubernetes version 1.22. In this post, we are going to highlight the major changes. You can find the complete changelog here. Introducing Redis Addon In this release, we have added Redis to our Stash addons family. Now, you can backup your Redis database running inside Kubernetes using Stash.

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30-Jul-2021

Managing Cloud Infrastructure in Kubernetes using Kubeform - Webinar

Summary AppsCode held a webinar on “Managing Cloud Infrastructure in Kubernetes using Kubeform”. This took place 29th July 2021. The contents of what took place at the webinar are shown below: What is Kubeform Key Features of Kubeform Kubeform Architecture Demo Create the resource Update the resource Delete the resource Upcoming Features Q & A Session Overview From this demo we get an in depth view of what Kubeform is and how Kubeform works.

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28-Jul-2021

Introducing Kubeform v2021.07.28

We have released Kubeform v2021.08.02 with support for additional cloud services. You can find the full list here. To try for FREE, visit our installer webpage. Enjoy! We are happy to announce Kubeform v2021.07.28. This post lists all the changes and features this release brings to you. Kubeform Enterprise Support for Equinix Metal Re-designed the Architecture of Kubeform No Dependency on Terraform CLI Accidental Deletion Protection Update Policy Sensitive Secret Watcher Kubernetes recommended Status conditions Dropped support for Terraform Module What is Kubeform?

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21-Jul-2021

Managing Production Grade PostgreSQL in Kubernetes Using KubeDB - Webinar

Summary AppsCode held a webinar on “Managing Production Grade PostgreSQL in Kubernetes Using KubeDB”. This took place 15th July 2021. The contents of the webinar is shown below: What makes a database production-grade? What KubeDB Managed PostgrSQL offers? Demo Deploy TLS secure PostgreSQL Version Upgrade Reconfiguration Delete and Restore from Backup Description of the Webinar Demo From this demo we get an in depth view of how the KubeDB PostgrSQL operator works.

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12-Jul-2021

Manage MongoDB in GKE Using KubeDB

Overview The databases that KubeDB support are MongoDB, Elasticsearch, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Memcached and Redis. You can find the guides to all the supported databases here. In this tutorial we will deploy MongoDB database. We will cover the following steps: Install KubeDB Deploy Standalone Database Install Stash Backup Using Stash Recover Using Stash Install KubeDB We will follow the following steps to install KubeDB. Step 1: Get Cluster ID We need the cluster ID to get the KubeDB License.

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6-Jul-2021

Manage MySQL in Openshift Using KubeDB

Overview The databases that KubeDB support are MongoDB, Elasticsearch, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Memcached and Redis. You can find the guides to all the supported databases here. In this tutorial we will deploy MySQL database. We will cover the following steps: Install KubeDB Deploy Standalone Database Install Stash Backup Using Stash Recover Using Stash Install KubeDB We will follow the following steps to install KubeDB. Step 1: Get Cluster ID We need the cluster ID to get the KubeDB License.

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25-Jun-2021

Managing Production Grade Elasticsearch in Kubernetes Using KubeDB - Webinar

Summary AppsCode held a webinar on “Managing Production Grade Elasticsearch in Kubernetes Using KubeDB”. This took place 24th June 2021. The contents of what took place at the webinar is shown below: What makes an Elasticsearch Cluster production-grade? Why KubeDB Managed Elasticsearch? Demo Deploy TLS secure Elasticsearch Version Upgrade Horizontal Scale up and down Delete and Restore from Backup Q & A Session Description of the Webinar Demo From this demo we get an in depth view of how the KubeDB Elasticsearch operator works.

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23-Jun-2021

Announcing KubeDB v2021.06.23 and Stash v2021.06.23

We are pleased to announce a dual release of KubeDB v2021.06.23 and Stash v2021.06.23. This post lists all the major changes done in this release since v2021.04.16. This release offers support for the latest Kubernetes version v1.21.1, MongoDB 4.4.2, Elasticsearch 7.13.2. This release adds support for automated Day 2 operations for MariaDB and PostgreSQL databases. There has been various bug fixes across the board that improves the fault tolerance of the KubeDB operator.

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22-Jun-2021

Manage MariaDB in Openshift Using KubeDB

Overview The databases that KubeDB support are MongoDB, Elasticsearch, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and Redis. You can find the guides to all the supported databases here. In this tutorial we will deploy MariaDB database. We will cover the following steps: Install KubeDB Deploy Standalone Database Install Stash Backup Using Stash Recover Using Stash Install KubeDB We will follow the following steps to install KubeDB. Step 1: Get Cluster ID We need the cluster ID to get the KubeDB License.

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14-Jun-2021

Manage MongoDB in Openshift Using KubeDB

Overview The databases that KubeDB support are MongoDB, Elasticsearch, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and Redis. You can find the guides to all the supported databases here. In this tutorial we will deploy MongoDB database. We will cover the following steps: Install KubeDB Deploy Standalone Database Install Stash Backup Using Stash Recover Using Stash Install KubeDB We will follow the following sub-steps to install KubeDB. Step 1: Get Cluster ID We need the cluster ID to get the KubeDB License.

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19-Apr-2021

KubeDB v2021.04.16 - Improved Features and Bug Fixes

We are pleased to announce KubeDB v2021.04.16. This post lists all the major changes done in this release since v2021.03.17. This release offers the latest images for MySQL and MariaDB official databases. A new phase Pendinghas been added to MongoDB, MySQL and Elasticsearch databases to specify that the opsrequest of that database has not been started. Elasticsearch and PostgreSQL now supports Custom User(UID). Various Bugs have been fixed in Postgres, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, MariaDB and MySQL.

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18-Mar-2021

KubeDB v2021.03.17- Introducing MariaDB and Re-designed PostgreSQL operator

We are pleased to announce KubeDB v2021.03.17. This post lists all the major changes done in this release since v2021.01.26. This release offers MariaDB support with Galera Clustering, Backup and Recovery, TLS and many more features. It also contains the fix for the PostgreSQL data loss issue. The support for the PostgreSQL TLS configuration and the support for official TimescaleDB images has also been added to this release. MariaDB We are very excited to announce that MariaDB support has been added to KubeDB.

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18-Mar-2021

Stash v2021.03.17 - A Better User Experience

We are very excited to announce Stash v2021.03.17. In this release, we have focused on improving the user experience with Stash. We have simplified the installation process, improved KubeDB integration, added backup support for TLS secured databases, etc. We have also fixed various bugs and made other improvements. In this post, we are going to highlight the major changes. You can find the complete changelog here. Simplified Installation Process Previously, we had two separate charts for the community edition ( stash-community) and enterprise edition (stash-enterprise).

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19-Nov-2020

AppsCode introduces KubeDB Enterprise - An Enterprise-grade Cloud Native Database Management System

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. – AppsCode, a global leader in Enterprise-grade Kubernetes-native Data Platforms, has released KubeDB Enterprise Edition, a production-grade cloud-native database management solution for Kubernetes. KubeDB Enterprise edition is the open core version of popular open source project KubeDB. It includes all the features (clustering, etc.) of KubeDB Community Edition and extends it by automating Day 2 DBA tasks, such as database backup/recovery, upgrading version, horizontal and vertical scaling, TLS/SSL support, updating configuration post provisioning, connection pooling, etc.

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27-Aug-2020

Stash - Introducing Stash Enterprise Edition

Update 2020/09/21: Since we published this post, we have received feedback from our existing users. Based on their feedback, we have decided to reconsider the earlier decision. Going forward the Community Edition will include the core backup/recovery functionalities and be available for anyone to use for any purposes including commercial purposes under a new AppsCode Community License. The Enterprise Edition comes with 4 different pricing plans, as described here: https://stash.run/pricing/ .

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24-Jan-2020

Stash v0.9.0-rc.4 - Introducing Batch Backup and Hooks

We are very excited to announce Stash v0.9.0-rc.4 which brings some cool features like batch backup and hooks. We have also added Percona-XtraDB addon. This version also comes with some bug fixes and general improvements. Stash by AppsCode is a data backup and recovery solution for Kubernetes workloads. If you are running production workloads in Kubernetes, you might want to take backup of your disks, databases etc. Traditional tools are too complex to setup and maintain in a dynamic compute environment like Kubernetes.

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13-Jan-2020

KubeVault v0.3.0 - Tools for running HashiCorp Vault on Kubernetes

KubeVault is a Kubernetes operator for HashiCorp Vault. Vault is a tool for secrets management, encryption as a service, and privileged access management. Deploying, maintaining, and managing Vault in Kubernetes could be challenging. KubeVault operator makes it easy to deploy, maintain and manage Vault servers in Kubernetes. It covers automatic initialization and unsealing, and securely stores unseal keys and root tokens in a cloud KMS (Key Management Service) service. KubeVault operator eases these operational tasks so that developers can focus on solving business problems.

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20-Nov-2019

Introducing ResourceDescriptor: A Generic API for defining Kubernetes Resource Graph

Kubernetes has own the container orchestrator war. One of the key contributors to its success is the ability to extend Kubernetes by the end users. The primary way users extend Kubernetes is by defining new resource types. This is called Custom Resource Definitions (CRD) in the Kubernetes parlance. Users can write a controller that can reconcile users' desired specification to a cluster. Controllers that capture operational knowledge of a software application are commonly know as Kubernetes operators.

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17-Nov-2019

Kubeform - Provision cloud resources using CRDs & Terraform

Kubeform by AppsCode is a Kubernetes operator for Terraform. Kubeform provides auto-generated Kubernetes CRDs for Terraform resources and modules so that you can manage any cloud infrastructure in a Kubernetes native way. You just write a CRD for a cloud infrastructure, apply it and Kubeform will create it for you! Kubeform currently supports 5 top cloud platforms. These are AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Digitalocean and Linode. The key features of Kubeform are:

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17-Nov-2019

Secure Kubernetes using eBPF & Open Policy Agent

Securing Kubernetes cluster is a multi-faceted task. Runtime security is one aspect of it. It ensures that the workloads deployed in the cluster doesn’t do any malicious behaviors. For runtime instrumentation, we wanted to use Extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF), a core technology in the Linux kernel. There are already many tools available in this space, but each project has its own custom components. We want to use a set of common set of tools and techniques for binding these different components.

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1-Jan-2019

The case for AppBinding

Kubernetes has become the de-facto orchestrator for the cloud native world. Kubernetes upholds the philosophy that the core should be small and allow developers to write their own extensions. One way to introduce new resource types is using CustomResourceDefintions (CRD) (originally known as ThirdPartyResources). Using CRDs anyone can define a new resource type that behaves like standard Kubernetes resources. This allows anyone to write a controller for custom resources and capture operational knowledge in a software form.

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