Ken Muse
Why You Should Use Dedicated Clusters For GitHub ARC
GitHub ARC is a great way to run your GitHub Actions runners in your own Kubernetes cluster. ARC has its own set of requirements and best practices. One of the most important best practices I recommend is to use a dedicated Kubernetes cluster. This post will explain why.

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The Two GitHub ARCs
I’ve been spending a lot of time helping companies to adopt GitHub ARC over the last few months. They are excited to be able to create self-hosted runners on-demand on Kubernetes. The biggest challenge many of them have is getting started, and the root of this problem often starts with realizing there are two different versions of ARC. In many cases, they started with the wrong one. This post will explain the difference.

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Enabling GitHub ARC Metrics
GitHub’s Actions Runner Controller (ARC) offers a lot of great features, including metrics. These metrics give you visibility to the processing queue as well as the performance of runners and jobs. Enabling this feature is surprisingly easy. This post will show you how.

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Automatic SSH Commit Signing With 1Password
I like having my SSH commit signing automatically configured. In a previous article, I discussed how you can do this using your dotfiles repository. If you want to add support for reading the SSH keys from 1Password, then there are just a few more things you need to know.

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Understanding the SLA of ARC
I’ve seen lots of teams trying to increase the availability of GitHub runners for their organization by implementing GitHub Actions Runner Controller (ARC). In some cases, they hope to try to exceed GitHub’s 99.9% SLA. Unfortunately, the math works against them. In this post, I’ll explain why.

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