NFS with Puppet and an ENC

puppet

Ages ago (it seems) I posted a howto on configure NFS using Puppet and Hiera. I have been using this happily for several months and adding a new share was is as simple as adding a line to a YAML file. I was never completely happy with it though ...

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RHEL and CentOS joining forces

Yesterday saw probably the biggest FLOSS news in recent times. Certainly the biggest news of 2014 so far :-) By some freak of overloaded RSS readers, I missed the announcement, but I did see this:

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Integrating RHEL with Active Directory

I had a request on Reddit to share a document I wrote about connect Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Active Directory. The original document I wrote is confidential, but I said I would write it up.

This works for both Server 2008(R2) and 2012. If I recall correctly it ...

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The End of Centralised Storage

{% img right /images/NetappClustering.jpg %}That is a pretty drastic title, especially given that I spend a significant part of my day job working with EMC storage arrays. The other day I replied to a tweet by Scott Lowe :

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Open Source Virtual SAN thought experiment

Okay, I know I am little slow on the uptake here, but I was on holiday at the time. The announcement of Virtual SAN at VMWorld the last week got me thinking a bit.

Very briefly, Virtual SAN takes locally attached storage on you hypervisors. It then turns it into ...

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