Archive Category: configuration management

I just read an article by Jay Valentine on LinkedIn where he talks about Puppet and how they were not profitable, and also noted that Chef is not, and has […]

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With puppet moving more and more away from supporting a standalone model, it’s somewhat difficult to get puppet standalone working. I recently got bit by a hiera update that caused […]

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When using Jenkins in any environment, it’s useful to have variables related to that environment available to Jenkins jobs. I recently worked on a project where I used puppet to […]

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AWS System Manager makes it easy to store and retrieve parameters for use across servers, services, and applications in AWS. One great benefit is storing secrets for use, as needed. […]

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I recently wanted to setup a new Ubuntu 16.04 host running Apache under Docker for some AWS ECS/Fargate testing I was doing and encountered the following error: docker run -p […]

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The Phoenix Project

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I recently stumbled upon a novel that talks about managing IT Operations. “The Phoenix Project”, by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford. Wow, what a great read. This book […]

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As part of the long upgrade to become fully compatible with puppet 4 and drop puppet 3 support — version 4.13+ of the stdlib module introduced some breaking changes for […]

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I was reviewing the docker docs today in an attempt to get things working on OSX and ran into a conflict when starting a new container running nginx. The docs […]

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A common problem of late is throttling requests when using the ruby aws-sdk gem to access AWS services. Handling these exceptions is fairly trivial with a while loop like the […]

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Good news! After quite some time without a supported puppet and ruby combination from the EC2 yum repositories, the latest AMI has support for puppet 3.7.4. This will make deploying […]

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