Ubuntu – VMware Template Cleanup Script

Ubuntu – VMware Template Cleanup Script Just sharing these scripts in case anyone ever needs/wants a quick way to prep an Ubuntu VM template with/without guest customizations. One script is just a shell script and the other is an Ansible Continue reading

Ansible – Using the set_facts module

Ansible – Using the set_facts module Today I was writing/updating an Ansible role for installing Cacti monitoring and decided to add the ability to choose the back-end webserver being used. The original role was written based on using Apache as Continue reading

Vagrant – Complex Vagrantfile Configurations

Vagrant – Complex Vagrantfile Configurations   I will be using this a reference for adding various Vagrant configurations for setting up testing environments. I really just wanted to put this out here because some of these configurations have been difficult Continue reading

Docker – Building containers using Ansible

Docker – Building containers using Ansible Have you thought about building Docker containers using some Ansible role(s) or playbook(s) you may already be using for your regular automated deployments? Well this is something I have been going back and forth Continue reading

Vagrant – Ansible Provisioning multi-nodes

Vagrant – Ansible Provisioning multi-nodes I am just throwing this out here for my own reference because I seem to always forget how to do this when spinning up multiple nodes within a Vagrant environment and then running the Ansible Continue reading

Tech Field Day – #TFD10 – VMTurbo

Tech Field Day Р#TFD10 РVMTurbo Once again VMTurbo presented at Tech Field Day and this time it was at #TFD10 in Austin, TX. VMTurbo is known for their unique way of managing your virtual and cloud environments. They utilize Continue reading

Tech Field Day – #TFD10 – Diablo Technologies

Tech Field Day Р#TFD10 РDiablo Technologies While attending Tech Field Day 10 a little over a week ago one of the presenters was Diablo Technologies and they spoke about their product Memory1. I found this product to be rather Continue reading

Ansible – Setting up an Ansible Control Machine – Part-1

Ansible – Setting up an Ansible Control Machine – Part-1 In this post we will be setting up an Ansible Control Machine to execute our Ansible tasks from. This server will not have writable access to our Git repos so Continue reading

Migrating VMs from PF9 KVM to ESXi

Migrating VMs from PF9 KVM to ESXi I have been doing some testing over the past few months of Platform9 running on top of KVM and I have to admit that it has been a very good experience. However because Continue reading