Automation

This page contains all the articles related to cloud automation with regards to operations and administration.

Bootstrap Puppet in Kickstart Script within Cobbler

CobblerPuppetLabsIn this short article I am going to quickly demonstrate the use of Kickstart, via Cobbler, to install the Puppet agent on a new Centos 6.5 server.

This article is a follow-on to two previous articles:

Tags: 

  • Kickstart
  • Cobbler
  • Puppet
  • Automation
  • Operations

Install Puppet 3.6.1 on Centos 6.5

Puppet Logo

Puppet is an increasingly popular, cross platform, scalable automation infrastructure.  It comes in two versions - a community edition and an enterprise version.  For further information about Puppet and the differences between the two versions, please refer to the PuppetLabs website or directly to the version comparison page.  This article deals with the installation of the community release of the product.  A summary of software versions are as follows:

Tags: 

  • Puppet
  • Puppetlabs
  • Automation

Cobbler Installation on centos 6.5

Cobbler is a powerful and flexible Linux based provisioning system that can help bring order and control to your server provisioning activities.  To quote the Cobbler website: Cobbler can help with provisioning, managing DNS and DHCP, package updates, power management, configuration management orchestration, and much more.

This covers the installation of the command line based provisioning engine as well as the web based component.  It shows how to install the latest (currently available) version of Cobbler, 2.4.4, on Centos 6.5

Tags: 

  • Cobbler
  • PXE
  • DHCP
  • DDNS

OpenStack RDO Installation on Centos 6.5 - Part 1

RDO

OpenStackThis article uses as a starting point a presentation located on the RDO homepage in which Lars Kellogg-Stedman runs through an OpenStack installation using this tool set.  It is a great video but I thought I would fill in some of the details for people starting out and lay it out as a step-by-step process.  Hope other find this useful.

Tags: 

  • Openstack
  • Orchestration
  • Centos
  • Redhat
  • PackStack

Docker - Software Configuration Management on Top of LXC Containers

Basic Docker Functions from http://www.Docker.io ​Here follows a quick summary of 'Dockers', a software configuration management tool for LXC Linux containers.  Containers are not a new concept.  Operating system virtualisation has been around for quite some time.

Tags: 

  • Docker
  • LSC
  • Containers

Docker - Software Configuration Management on Top of LXC Containers

Basic Docker Functions from http://www.Docker.io ​Here follows a quick summary of 'Dockers', a software configuration management tool for LXC Linux containers.  Containers are not a new concept.  Operating system virtualisation has been around for quite some time.

Tags: 

  • Docker
  • LSC
  • Containers

Bootstrap Puppet in Kickstart Script within Cobbler

CobblerPuppetLabsIn this short article I am going to quickly demonstrate the use of Kickstart, via Cobbler, to install the Puppet agent on a new Centos 6.5 server.

This article is a follow-on to two previous articles:

Tags: 

  • Kickstart
  • Cobbler
  • Puppet
  • Automation
  • Operations

Install Puppet 3.6.1 on Centos 6.5

Puppet Logo

Puppet is an increasingly popular, cross platform, scalable automation infrastructure.  It comes in two versions - a community edition and an enterprise version.  For further information about Puppet and the differences between the two versions, please refer to the PuppetLabs website or directly to the version comparison page.  This article deals with the installation of the community release of the product.  A summary of software versions are as follows:

Tags: 

  • Puppet
  • Puppetlabs
  • Automation

Cobbler Installation on centos 6.5

Cobbler is a powerful and flexible Linux based provisioning system that can help bring order and control to your server provisioning activities.  To quote the Cobbler website: Cobbler can help with provisioning, managing DNS and DHCP, package updates, power management, configuration management orchestration, and much more.

This covers the installation of the command line based provisioning engine as well as the web based component.  It shows how to install the latest (currently available) version of Cobbler, 2.4.4, on Centos 6.5

Tags: 

  • Cobbler
  • PXE
  • DHCP
  • DDNS

OpenStack RDO Installation on Centos 6.5 - Part 1

RDO

OpenStackThis article uses as a starting point a presentation located on the RDO homepage in which Lars Kellogg-Stedman runs through an OpenStack installation using this tool set.  It is a great video but I thought I would fill in some of the details for people starting out and lay it out as a step-by-step process.  Hope other find this useful.

Tags: 

  • Openstack
  • Orchestration
  • Centos
  • Redhat
  • PackStack