Tag: puppet

From Configuration Management to Cloud Orchestration

Alex Lovell-Troy, Director of Solutions Engineering at Pythian, explains how to extend your existing configuration management (Ansible/Puppet/Chef) to work with your public cloud infrastructure.

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Encrypting sensitive data in puppet using hiera-eyaml

Minto Joseph, Site Reliability Consultant at Pythian, explains how to encrypting sensitive data in puppet using hiera-eyaml.

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Some Observations on Puppetrun with Foreman

After joining Pythian I was introduced to several configuration management systems and Puppet was one of them. Foreman is a system management tool which can be integrated with Puppet to manage puppet modules and to initiate puppet runs on hosts…

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Auditing Files in Linux

Stat command in Linux can be used to display a file or a file system status. I came across an issue in RHEL4 where a file’s ‘Change time’ is far ahead than the ‘Modification time’ without a change in uid,…

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Making it Easier to Graph Your Infrastructure’s Performance Data

Today I would like to share a story with you about the development of a Puppet module for Grafana and its release on the Puppet Forge. But first, I’d like to provide some context so you can understand where Grafana…

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Automate Network Discovering via LLDP and Puppet

When you are managing a very large bare metal infrastructure, documenting your resources is of key importance.  One of the more difficult things to keep updated is how your servers are linked with your switches. One important goal is having…

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