Posts Tagged: Automation

With Part I and Part II out of the way we should now have a running Foreman setup, as well as Puppet Agent installed on all our clients. Because we named the puppet master “puppet”, our agents will try to connect to this by default. This means that when we go to the Foreman dashboard… Read Article →

We now continue the guide, as we are done installing Foreman (Part I can be found here). In this shorter part of the guide it is time to install the puppet agent on our three clients. As all my Linux clients are running Ubuntu I will use the Apt install method. For the most up to date… Read Article →

I recently tried to set up a puppet master server with two nodes to manage under Ubuntu 16.04. I used a guide by Digital Ocean that was written in 2014. While I was able to get Puppet installed and working properly I ran into some trouble when I then tried to install Foreman, something about… Read Article →

Cron is the handy Linux/FreeBSD scheduler which can be used to run programs or scripts at regular intervals. The syntax can be a bit confusing however, and I’ve found myself searching for “cron run task every 10 minutes” more than once. Here is a list of some common schedule tasks. You can copy this list… Read Article →

With physical server number 3 entering my basement datacenter I have started looking at power consumption. I have not checked the actual draw of power from all gear, but I know that my 950 W UPS started complaining about being overloaded with all three servers + switch/WAP running on it, so the current power draw is probably somewhere… Read Article →

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