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Automate vm creation and configuration with ansible

I am looking at different ways to consistently, quickly and automatically provision and configure linux VMs. I am currently using ansible to configure all my servers. It really is the business. I ...
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Asterisk automatic installation

I recently started a project which I need to automate the installation of Asterisk servers for my customers in AWS infrastructure. Customers already own AWS infrastructure. I was thinking the ...
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Check files since latest git fetch/git pull

When command git fetch --tags --progress ssh://mygit/repos/repo.git +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/* is done, there is a following output detected: remote: Counting objects: 21, done. remote: ...
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How can I trigger Windows Update on a large number of servers without special tools

We have a large number of Windows Server 2012 VMs that need monthly updates, but the updates have to happen in a scheduled downtime window. That means we can't just configure the servers to install ...
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ESXI VM Snapshot Automation

Currently I'm writing some documentation for a client who is running multiple outdated VM's of ESXI 4.1.0 and it's slowing performance on the server due to the snapshots sizes increasing, its also ...
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How to automate tasks for non-techies like customer support?

Our Customer Support often needs small changes to our system. These are things that a dev does by running a tiny script, but that's out-of-reach for CS. I'd like to be able to make those scripts ...
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Jenkins 2.x disable initial admin setup

we're using Jenkins as a cron server adding/starting crons via api. We created a vagrant box installing the jenkins. Since version 2.0 jenkins require to create an admin account (link) before disable ...
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Logging In as a root user to a remote machine using SSH

My problem is similar to this one , I am trying to automate the portion where I can access the remote machine and run a command as super user. It works fine till it logs-in , like from here :- $ ...
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Unable to form a link of a file which is in sites-available to a directory sites-enabled in remote server using ansible?

Unable to form a link of a file which is in sites-available to a directory sites-enabled in remote server using ansible? This is command I want to execute using file module of ansible: ln -s ...
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How to automate RFC2307 attributes in Active Directory?

How do you automate the population and management of RFC2307 attributes in Active Directory in a scalable and reliable manner now that SFU and IdMU is considered deprecated by Microsoft and won't be ...
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What do you use to monitor and deploy linux config files? [duplicate]

I'm working in an environment where multiple groups share servers. I was wondering what tools are used to check if configurations files were modified, maybe able to say who modified them, and revert ...
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cron - How many times the cron job will run when given aterisk(*) on all positions [duplicate]

If we define a cron job with * * * * * /some/task/to/perform, how many times the job will executed in 60 seconds?
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Trigger Builds if OS Security Updates are available

In classic non-cloudy server environments, you have a fixed set of servers. If updates were available, you installed them and were done. In cloudy server-environments, you often auto-scale your ...
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Should I choose language node or python to automate AWS? [closed]

I have been exploring on automating AWS services and which language is preferable to start with? Nodejs or python?. My question: Is it better to start with node or python?
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How to script install of Sophisticated Anti-virus on Linux

Following the Linux start-up guide from Sophos, there is an option to create a deployment package using mkinstpkg. The install.sh script accepts command line arguments in an installOptions file and ...
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How to Power on Remote System Remotely?

Lot's of time I have received call form Developers/QA to Power on their office machine. And I am trying to do R&D on this, Searched over the internet and trying to use the suggested tool in LAN ...
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Get-AzureService : ForbiddenError: The server failed to authenticate the request

I am using azure workflow on azure automation and get the template from Azure gallery for "connect the azure using subscription certificate". After Create the connection "Azurec" and upload the ...
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Azure : Script to start or shut down multiple VMs

Is it possible to write and save some kind of script that launches azure powershell, then authenticate azure subscription then start/shutdown multiple VMs in one step? I have 5 VMs that I use ...
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How to do I create linux VM with ssh public on azure automation

Right now, I am creating Linux VM without public key on azure automation. My aim is to create linux VM with ssh public key on azure automation. How to get ssh public key from "accets" on azure ...
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Add extra module to ansible

I have installed ansible to make automation deploy my system and i need some extra module to work with it. I downloaded module yumrepo.py on ansible github and add it to my library directory. But when ...
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Graceful shutdown of ruby process during windows shutdown

I have a windows 2012 r2 machine with a scheduled ruby process which runs every minute - sometimes exiting after only a few seconds, other times, running for 5 minutes or so. What I am trying to ...
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Automated app-deployment on cloud server

I've been hosting my applications at AWS EC2 and one of these days I tried OpenShift, what I liked of it was that the whole deployment process is automated, but I disliked the pricing since I know ...
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Alternative way to disable cron writing to /var/log/syslog

There are answers that suggest changing this: *.*;auth,authpriv.none -/var/log/syslog #cron.* -/var/log/cron.log Into this: *.*;cron,auth,authpriv.none ...
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Strategy to use Multiple Cloud Accounts for Ansible Tower Playbooks

The Ansible Tower for Job Templates accepts only one CLOUD Account Credentials. What would be the best way to handle situation like perform DR from AWS Account A to AWS Account B. We can think of ...
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Puppet device wildcard names for nodes?

I'm using Puppet's device management to mange some Cisco devices. Right now my device.conf looks like this: [someCity] type cisco url telnet://puppet:123456@10.123.1.1/ [someOtherCity] type cisco ...
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Serialization with Ansible with a jumpbox/build-server

We are using a build-server that is delegating_to and deploying the build to the application servers. I am not sure how we are going to "serialize" since everything is being done on the build-server ( ...
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Automate the OOBE setup steps for Windows 10

I am not sure if this is possible. I have been reading a bit about answer files but that seems to be more for the actual installation of windows to me. This is the process we currently use: Install ...
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pki linux auto enrollment

I have a Windows Offline Root CA. I'm looking for a tool which I can install on my secondary CA to import there a certificate from my ROOT CA and to enable certificates auto-enrollment for non Windows ...
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Update production Server and Automation [closed]

I would like to clear that i am not a sysadmin pro in any way, and maybe my question is answered already, but as long as i searched on google/serverfault/SO i didn't find anything similar. Let's say ...
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Elevating user to root with Ansible

How to elevate Ansible to root for running playbooks? The thing is that the server I want to provision has root access disabled and the only user that has login access has absolutely no permissions to ...
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VM template which automatically joins Rancher environment

I would like to create a VM template (vSphere specifically) that, when used to create a new instance, will automatically join an existing Rancher environment. I tried running the command from the ...
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Running “find” and piping the output to “wc”/“sort”, inside an outer “find -exec”

I've a folder used by imapsync to store its own cache. Such a folder contains a subfolder for each of the mailbox I'm syncing, and nothing more: [dv@monitor] find * -maxdepth 0 -type d | wc -l 126 ...
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Adding items from the monitored node?

We're running a system that is distributed over several servers monitored by Zabbix. Different parts of the service can be dynamically configured to different nodes, and each part has a distinct ID. ...
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Powershell: Does ADDSForest promote a new domain controller, and if so, does that mean that ADDSDomainController does not need to be used?

I have noticed that installing ADDSForest in powershell will prompt for the domain name and a password, and promotes the domain controller, creating a forest and a domain controller in AD. Can I use ...
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Once Roles and Features have been added using Powershell, how can they be configured?

When adding roles and features using the GUI, there are a few extra steps which let you do some extra configuration. For example, when installing WSUS there are a few steps labeled "Role Services" and ...
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Is it possible to create a generalized configuration file for installing Windows features using PowerShell?

I'm currently trying to automate the build of a VM running Windows Server 2012 R2. At the moment the challenge is automating the addition of roles and features. Within the roles and features wizard ...
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Maintain and version controll config- and SQL scripts

I'm looking for recomandations of handling variouse config scripts for a few databaseservers. The scrips fall into the following categories: OS Config scripts and files, such as crontab for multiple ...
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GitLab Automatic deploy

I will be creating a gitlab server at my school to host class code. I wish to make it so that every time any user pushes to gitlab it automatically deploys the project to ...
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automate generation of SSL certificates

How I can automate the generation of self signed certificates when I know the domain name ? This works, but it asks me on the command line prompt certain questions. How I should change it to ignore ...
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Automated mail processing in Zimbra

The task: upon arrival an email from (specific address) to (specific address), the message must be parsed and some actions must be done. To be more specific. One of our personnel accounting software ...
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Cloud-Init with pre-populated runcmd

I'm using CentOS 6.5 with cloud-init installed from the main repo. I want to use cloud-init but only provide the instance name in my user data, and have other settings (like runcmd) alaready ...
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Kerberos master server to slave server automation?

I've set up Kerberos in my workplace running on Centos 6 boxes, and successfully propagated the master server database to the slave and also set up a cron job to update it automatically every 5 ...
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How do dynamically get the hostname of another machine in hiera?

I have a few machines, one of those has the class dbserver assigned via ENC. The other machines run software which need the DB. Now I want to configure this software to be able to connect to the DB. I ...
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Debian/Installer Preseed Remove Post Install Kernel Options + Multi NIC Preseed Tip

In light of recent automation trends, I would like to be able to fully automate an install of Ubuntu. My my first problem was auto selection of the bootif with multiple NICs break Ubuntu/Debians ...
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CentOS 7 Automated SSL Generation from Active Directory

I have an Active Directory Server setup for Certificate Services. I am able to manually generate certs as needed. However, I need to find a way to automate the sending of the cert request to AD and ...
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automatically authorize teamcity agents

We have some TeamCity build agents running and I'd like to destroy and rebuild all agents over night automatically to have a clean set of agents in the morning. Destroying and provisioning the agent ...
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Add existing hosts to hostgroups in Nagios

How can I add existing Hosts to HostGroups in Nagios XI, automatically? For example, I have an existing 100+ Windows servers that I want to add to a hostgroup called "Windows".
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password check in bash script calling on expect

Background: I have to copy a file from one server, to over 100 servers in a test environment. once the file is copied, it requires to have the permissions on the file changed/verified. These are all ...
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Debian preseed.cfg - Language not set

I'm trying to write a preseed.cfg which should be used for a full automated installation of Debian wheezy. For some reasons the installer is still asking to select a lanugage even if I set this in my ...
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How to increase heap size for ws_ant.sh when deploying on WebSphere 8.5 (64-bit Linux)

TL;DR -- How do I give ws_ant.sh and/or the <wsInstallApp> task more heap at runtime? I am attempting to deploy a relatively large (~160-MB) EAR file to WebSphere 8.5 running on a 64-bit Linux ...