Installing Diego feedback

Mike Heath

I just got Diego successfully integrated and deployed in my Cloud Foundry
dev environment. Here's a bit of feedback.

One of the really nice features of BOSH is that you can set a property once
and any job that needs that property can consume it. Unfortunately, the
Diego release takes this beautiful feature and throws it out the window.
The per-job name spaced properties suck. Sure this would be easier if I
were using Spiff but our existing deployments don't use Spiff. Unless Spiff
is the only supported option for using the Diego BOSH release, the Diego
release properties need to be fixed to avoid the mass duplication and
properties that much up with properties in cf-release should be renamed. I
spent more time matching up duplicate properties than anything else which
is unfortunate since BOSH should have relieved me of this pain.

SSH Proxy doesn't support 2048 bit RSA keys. I get this error:

invalid exponents","trace":"goroutine 1 [running]:\*logger).Fatal(0xc2080640c0, 0x8eba10,
0x18, 0x7fa802383b00, 0xc20802ad80, 0x0, 0x0,
+0xc8\nmain.configure(0x7fa8023886e0, 0xc2080640c0, 0x7fa8023886e0, 0x0,

1024-bit keys work just fine.

The *.cc.external_port properties should have a default value (9022) just
like cc.external_port does in the cloud_controller_ng job in cf-release.

In the receptor job, there's a property diego.receptor.nats.username but
every other job (in cf-release and diego-release) uses nats.user rather
than nats.username.

Rather than deploy two etcd jobs, I'm just using the etcd job provided by
cf-release. Is there a reason not to do this? Everything appears to be
working fine. I haven't yet run the DATs though.

Consul is great and all but in my dev environment the Consul server crashed
a couple of times and it took a while to discover that the reason CF
crapped out was was because Consul DNS lookups were broken. Is Consul a
strategic solution or is it just a stop gap until BOSH Links are ready? (I
would prefer removing Consul in favor of BOSH links, for the record.)


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