Bitnami MEAN

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  1. Bitnami Kafka
  2. Bitnami Mean Stack
  3. Bitnami Wordpress

Bitnami is a library of installers or software packages for web applications and development stacks as well as virtual appliances. Bitnami is sponsored by Bitrock, a company founded in 2003 in Seville, Spain by Daniel Lopez Ridruejo and Erica Brescia. Bitnami stacks are used for installing software on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Solaris. Before you begin Prerequisites. Kubernetes 1.12+ Helm 3.1.0; Setup a Kubernetes Cluster. The quickest way to setup a Kubernetes cluster to install Bitnami Charts is following the 'Bitnami Get Started' guides for the different services. The Bitnami Library for Kubernetes Popular applications, provided by Bitnami, ready to launch on Kubernetes using Kubernetes Helm.

As we mentioned in the first part of this article, 'Target the cloud effortlessly with your MEAN application and Stacksmith', Stacksmith monitors the application components for updates and security patches. It provides a simple way to repackage your application making updates easy to incorporate.

In this post, I will walk you through the process of updating both dependencies and application code, to deploy the new version on AWS or Kubernetes. This article assumes that your MEAN application is now live, and there are some new features and new versions of dependent packages released so you want to update it.

There are typically two types of updates you'll want to perform: updating the packages your application is dependent on and/or updating your application code. Step 1 discusses the first case and Step 2 the second. Step 3 shows you how to redeploy your updated application to AWS or Kubernetes. Let's start at the beginning:

Step 1: Update dependencies

On the application details page in Stacksmith, you will see a list of the packages included in the image.

When the image gets outdated, new versions available for your installed packages will appear here automatically.

Rebuilding your application with the latest dependencies is a simple one-click process— just hit the 'Repackage' button. This repeats the build process with the same version of your codebase, but with fresh system packages.·

In this example, it will also get fresh npm dependencies. Depending on your release process, you might prefer to use the shrinkwrap feature of npm, so the versions of the dependencies remain locked. That is as easy as adding the npm-shrinkwrap.json to your project.

Step 2: Update application code

Let's suppose that you want to package a new version of the app. To generate this new version, you can apply the patch provided in the repo that changes the color of the counter in the app from blue to orange:

Or just download the provided tarball called instead.

To package a new version of the app, follow these steps:

  • Click the 'Edit configuration' button within your app details page.
  • You will see a form with the definition of the application already filled.
  • To update the application, change the version tag to another one, (from 1 to 2 in this example).
  • Delete the previous version of the application files by clicking on the bin icon, and upload the new one.
  • Click on 'Update' and wait for the new version to be built.

Step 3: Deploy the new version

This process differs depending on whether you have deployed the application in AWS or Kubernetes.

Upgrade the stack running in AWS

Once the new version is ready:

  • Copy the 'CloudFormation template URL' to the clipboard.
  • In the AWS console, go to the details of your stack.
  • Click on 'Update Stack'.
  • Paste the URL on the 'Specify an Amazon S3 template URL'.
  • Click 'Next' and complete the wizard. It is likely you won't need to change anything else.
  • At the end, it will show you a preview of the changes that it will apply. Click on 'Update'.

This will spin up a new instance with the new version of the app, and when it is ready, it will destroy the old one. After a while, the operation will finish. That means that the changes are now deployed.

Upgrade the release running in Kubernetes

  • Download the new chart by clicking on 'Download Helm chart' on the new version that has been built for Kubernetes.
  • Use the name you gave to the helm release to run the following command:

Check the result

After the upgrade has finished, refresh the page where your app was being served (or open it again).

You will notice that the counter has changed the color from blue to orange—proof that the new version has been deployed.

This is a really simple and convenient way of building, deploying, and maintaining your applications on AWS and Kubernetes. You can easily deploy your application to your desired platform targets, and release new versions smoothly.

Stacksmith supports other sets of runtimes—check out the different templates. And there are more to come.


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Developer(s)Bitrock Inc.
TypePackage management system
LicenseApache License 2.0

Bitnami is a library of installers or software packages for web applications and software stacks as well as virtual appliances. Bitnami is sponsored by Bitrock, a company founded in 2003 in Seville, Spain by Daniel Lopez Ridruejo and Erica Brescia.[1] Bitnami stacks are used for installing software on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Solaris.[2]VMware acquired Bitrock, along with its two largest properties, Bitnami and InstallBuilder, on May 15, 2019.[3]

Technology overview[edit]

Bitnami stacks are available for web applications such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Redmine, AbanteCart, PrestaShop, Magento, MediaWiki and many others. In addition to the application itself, the stacks include the other software required to run that application. For example, a WordPress stack will include WordPress, as well as the MySQL database to manage data, Apache Web server to serve the pages, OpenSSL library for basic cryptographic functions and PhpMyAdmin to administer MySQL. Bitnami installers are released under the Apache License 2.0.[citation needed]

Bitnami xampp

Using automated cloud computing management, Bitnami offers users automated application deployments of open source server apps from Oracle Cloud, Amazon EC2, Azure and Google Cloud Platform servers.[4]

Bitnami Kafka

Since July 2009 Bitnami also offers ready-to-run virtual machines that contain a minimal and configured Linux operating system. Bitnami offers open source applications as modules for XAMPP package developed by Apache Friends[5]

Bitnami mean stack deploy

The distinct difference between installation of Bitnami installers and native installs (e.g. rpms and debs on Linux) are that they are installed in a way as to prevent interference with existing software and libraries. If multiple applications are installed on the same web server considerations for resolving conflicts on specific ports must be made.[citation needed]

On February 13, 2009, Bitnami announced the release of the Enano CMS web stack,[6] which is unique in that, according to Bitnami and to the Enano CMS Project, the stack module was the first to be externally developed.[7]

On February 2010, Bitnami announced the release of Bitnami Cloud Hosting[8] a service that allows deploying Bitnami stacks on the Amazon EC2 cloud, with automatic monitoring and backups.

Since 2019, Bitnami has been part of VMware.[9] VMware announced its intent to acquire Bitnami and proceeded on May 15, 2019.[10]

See also[edit]


Bitnami Mean Stack

  1. ^About Bitrock Bitrock Inc. Retrieved on 2009-04-15.
  2. ^'Easy Install on Solaris Made by'Archived 2018-01-26 at the Wayback Machine PC District. Retrieved on 2009-04-15.
  3. ^VMware to acquire Bitnami
  4. ^'Bitnami on RightScaleTM beginner's guide'
  5. ^'Bitnami for XAMPP'. Retrieved 2019-04-09.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^[1]
  7. ^'Enano Bitnami CMS Stack Released'Archived February 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Enano CMS.
  8. ^'Bitnami Cloud Hosting on AWS blog'
  9. ^Guzmán, María Ángeles; Mills, Martha (2019-06-11). 'Multinational North American company VMWare buys Sevillian business Bitnami due to its leadership in the 'Cloud''. Sevilla World. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  10. ^Desai, Milin; Fazzone, Paul (2019-05-15). 'VMware to Acquire Bitnami'. VMware Cloud Community Blog.

Further reading[edit]

Bitnami Wordpress

  • Sharma, Mayank (2008-01-23). 'BitNami serves ready-to-roll CMS stacks'. Archived from the original on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-12.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Conroy, John (2007-10-25). 'BitNami serves ready-to-roll CMS stacks'. CMSWire. Retrieved 2008-07-12.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Jacob (2007-09-27). 'Get it done with BitNami Stacks'. FOSSwire. Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-07-12.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Yegulalp,Serdar (2008-03-24). 'Bite-Sized Server Apps With BitNami'. Information Week. Retrieved 2008-07-12.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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