Author: Chris Russell

Working with foreman query function

Once you have foreman installed you are likely to want to use foreman in a manifest that you have written. Fortunately there is an API wrapper that has been written for use in your code. An example of this is … Read the rest

Installing TheForeman 1.15 and Puppet 4.10 on CentOS 7, plus Windows/Linux Agents

This post is really a quick capture of a fellow blogger’s post for the procedure to install Puppet 4.10 on CentOS 7 with Foreman.

Post Install of CentOS 7

Part 3/3: Building an automated building platform for Docker

I have been playing around with Docker for a while now and thought it might be time to document some of this. Today we will cover off configuring the Git Web Service (Gog), then Jenkins (a Continuous Integrator) and finally … Read the rest

Part 2/3: Building an automated building platform for Docker

I have been playing around with Docker for a while now and thought it might be time to document some of this. Today we will cover off installing a Git Web Service (Gogs), Docker, then Jenkins (CI/Automation) for running our … Read the rest

Part 1/3: Building an automated building platform for Docker

I have been playing around with Docker for a while now and thought it might be time to document some of this. Today we will cover off configuring a VM and installing an Operating System.

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Bind9 issues when upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04.1 LTS

If you like myself have begun the upgrade to 16.04.1 LTS from 14.04 LTS you will likely find a number of configuration issues post upgrade. One such issue is that your Bind9 / Samba integrated AD solution no longer works. … Read the rest

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS packages required to install VMware-vSphere-Perl-SDK-6.0.0-3561779.x86_64

The below command is more a reminder for me, but I’m sure some will find it useful.

sudo apt-get install libarchive-zip-perl libcrypt-ssleay-perl libclass-methodmaker-perl libdata-dump-perl libsoap-lite-perl perl-doc libssl-dev libuuid-perl liburi-perl libxml-libxml-perl lib32ncurses5 lib32z1 libcrypt-openssl-rsa-perl libsocket6-perl libnet-inet6glue-perl

ATen IP 8000 KVM PCI Card

So recently I bought an Aten IP 8000 KVM PCI Card from eBay, it was 2nd hand and a ¼ of the price of other ones at the time (around 90 dollars AUD). When it arrived the eBay listing … Read the rest

Linux ADDS and WinStore problems

So you have been to Richard’s blog at http://blogging.dragon.org.uk/samba4-ad-dc-on-ubuntu-14-04/ and you now have a running Linux ADDS but your windows Store no longer works and throws one of the 2 following errors:

  • Windows Store Error – Unable to download apps
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