Provisioning - manual and/or automated OS deployments to physical and virtual machines.

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Consumer vs Enterprise SSD [closed]

I'm deciding what SSD's to use in our infrastructure. Enterprise drives are obviously more reliable but storage items are expendable and will fail anyway. So considering that we have proper RAID, ...
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Trying to configure Zentyal, always getting an error message regarding OpenChange provisioning

I just installed Zentyal 4.1 on a Ubuntu server which is only accessible on the internet. This server should only act as a Exchange Server replacement for a 3 ppl environment. Even though there are ...
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Vagrant and MariaDB (provision)

I'm trying to create a provision file that installs MariaDB but it keeps failing. The provision looks like this: sudo apt-get install -y software-properties-common sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys ...
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Any way to re-run the chef-solo provisioner on a packer built machine?

I'm building VirtualBox machines using Packer and the chef-solo provisioner. Is there a way to re-run chef from within the VM as recipes are updated without needing to re-run packer build?
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Setup SSL keys when using roles-profiles pattern with Puppet

Here is a scenario. I have two web applications (lets call them webapp1 and webapp2) that needs apache, php (with some modules), and the web app's code it self. This is how I set this I set this up ...
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Using Management classes with cobbler

So, I've been working on creating a standardized install image, and worked out all the kinks, now I need to deliver it. What I decided to do is to use cobbler to create templated kickstart installs, ...
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PySphere ESXi 5.0 Python VM Provision

I found this tutorial on creating a vm with Python. http://jensd.be/?p=370 I'm stuck on the bit about "esx_host" I tried the IP of the ESXi server and 127.0.0.1 and the script errors saying it ...
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Server deployed without HP Intelligent Provisioning. How do I bring up to spec?

I have a few servers that were configured without HP Intelligent Provisioning, possibly because the datacenter was without Internet access at the time. Is is possible to reliably, and consistently ...
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SSH access on public IP pool

I am creating VPS solution and currently network policy for Virtual Machines provisioning provides each VM with one public IPv4 address from the reserved pool of 255 addresses. I will need to provide ...
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ssh into coreos on open stack using nova doesn't work

I have a coreos image and I am trying to boot the coreos image via nova client. The instance is fine and the process succeeds but I am unable to login to the coreos instance. I am following this ...
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Detecting Infrastructure Provider in Puppet

Note: we use Puppet standalone (master-less) i.e. puppet apply. Usually, while deploying a web application there are a number of back-end services and applications that run behind the front-facing ...
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Error while running juju deploy jenkins-slave

Note: I'm running this on 3 Ubuntu trusty VM's on my OS X laptop over VMWare Fusion. I am a juju newbie and having some trouble with setting up jenkins-slave. I have a bootstrap machine, and 2 other ...
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Chef - Automatically add nodes to chef server

How would you configure a VM so that it will automatically register with a chef server? I know that I could use knife bootstrap, however that is very tedious if you are starting dozens of servers at ...
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Vagrant up chef provision fails on normal up

So I thought I had this all working, but it seems I'm still missing something. When I vagrant destroy --force && vagrant up, everything works just fine. It creates the box and chef ...
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How does Bare metal provisioning to clients work with PXE

I'm trying to better understand how one would initiate the process of re imaging a number of client computer systems on a network. Eg, to reverse systems back to a base image each week. Each image ...
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Provisioning Zentyal 4.0 for OpenChange after joining existing Samba AD PDC

I have an existing Samba AD primary DC. For now, I have another server that acts as mail server and queries the Samba DC for LDAP account information. We want to migrate to the Exchange protocol, and ...
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Issues with Ansible's default/error handling in a playbook

I'm having some issues with Ansible and the way it defaults to values. What I'm trying to accomplish is to bind a Docker container to on eth1, if it exists, otherwise use lo. My initial approach was ...
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2008 R2 RDS Client Printers Disappearing?

So my issue is something I can find nothing on and is very hard to track down. I am working with Microsoft and Citrix support but am getting nowhere and my client is becoming frustrated on the lack ...
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Server provisioning without PXE

I have a lot of servers in different data centers which should be reinstalled from time to time. I am familiar with Puppet so I am able to configure the O/S after it boots up but I can't perform an ...
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Implications of using VMware's templating and cloning for provisioning Linux servers instead of PXE

There seems to be speed benefits when using VMware's templates to create new VMs. However, I'm concerned about possible less obvious security and flexibility implications. For e.g.: First boot ...
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Remote automated provisioning to a XenServer Hypervisor

I'm currently working on a project where I use Vagrant with Ansible provisioning to create local environments in VirtualBox. I'm currently working with a University and we have a XenServer Hypervisor ...
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using pgpool doesn't see a list of variables into group_var directory

I am using Ansible + Vagrant to create my infrastructure or make a little simulation of I wish. It installing postgres and creating a ssh directory to store the differents keys for each host. It is ...
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Install image with Ansible via IPMI?

Is there a way to install an image on and provision a bare metal SuperMicro IPMI server from the ground up with Ansible via in-band IPMI over VPN? I'm looking to see if I can automate the ...
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hiera.yaml is not loading on vagrant provision

Whenever I provision vagrant all the data is nil. When I ssh in and specify /etc/puppet/hiera.yaml as the config option i can get the values. How can I get vagrant to use the right hiera.config file? ...
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Is it possible to use Docker or Vagrant to provision a physical machine

Currently at my work we use buildroot to provision physical machines with Debian linux. Buildroot compiles a rootfs.cpio.gz file which the machines to be provisioned pick up using PXE, runs a script ...
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Hardening Ubuntu with Docker.io

I am new to Docker so please keep in mind. The old way: Create cloud instance Add Ubuntu OS Provision / harden Linux via Chef Develop app locally Deploy via Capistrano or some other ...
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Auto provisioning with IPMI

I have been looking for a way to auto provision servers using IPMI. I want to basically have a preconfigured linux O.S. and provision it to servers over the IPMI network. I read on a few software ...
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Distribute ssh public keys among hosts

I'm setting up some machines with Ansible and need to enable password less connections between them. I've got a database master and several slaves. For initial replication the slaves need to ssh into ...
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puppet provisioning, new node, update configuration on master

What would be the preferred way to update the configuration of one node when provisioning new nodes? E.g. let's say there is a cluster-like environment i am provisioning nodes, let's say these nodes ...
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Unable to install nginx from source in provisioning script

I'm using Vagrant to build a reproducible virtual machine for one of my projects. This virtual machine needs a basic LEMP stack, and I'm using a shell script to provision it after it's created. The ...
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Changing the mysql bind-address within a script

What would be the best way to change the mysql bind-address in the my.cnf from a shell script? Is there a way using a tool like mysqladmin or should I use sed or should I simply append it to the ...
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Provisioning DELL servers using only linux tools

We have taken delivery of a bunch off Dell Poweredge Rack servers. Unfortunately when ordering it was neglegted to ask for dhcp to be enabled in the built in iDRAC controlers... So they are all stuck ...
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Using Puppet with complex Nginx VirtualHosts

I'm trying to use Puppet and a Nginx plugin to manage a virtual host config file. I have everything working, but now that I need to add some rewrite rules I'm running into issues. I know I can use ...
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Start a sub provision in Salt

I need to have two project. One is to set up the server. The other is the web app. I'm trying to use SaltStack to do this via Vagrant. What I want to happen is that after the server is ...
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Potential of multiple network interfaces during RHEL deployment

I want to deploy RHEL (6x64, though I think this should be applicable across versions) onto systems which may or may not have more than one NIC card. Will kickstart error if I have multiple lines ...
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How to upload configuration files using the shell provider?

Apart from installing applications like emacs on my guest machine, I would also like to upload some configuration files (e.g. to configure emacs for Clojure development). Sadly, Vagrant's ...
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Vagrant single box with multiple addressable domain.locals

I currently utilize Vagrant and Chef to provision individual linux VMs for different apps. These apps are domain addressable from host, without requiring anything else set up on the host. This is ...
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How to make puppet to start all services in the end of the catalogue run?

Especially when setting up a completely new server from the scratch, puppet tends to start dependant services as soon as all their dependencies are satisfied. This sometimes leads to situation that ...
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How long before an s3 bucket can be created with same name after deletion?

Title is quite explanatory, but I have just deleted an s3 bucket as it was in the wrong region and am wanting to recreate it in the correct region with same name as the just deleted one. Is there any ...
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“cannot receive new filesystem stream: invalid backup stream” error when unpacking flash archive on solaris 10

I've searched around but i'm having no luck with some peculiar behavior with a flash archive. I'm using HP Server Automation 9.14 to deploy the OS. I'm creating a Solaris 10 flash archive to create ...
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Check version using Chef

I have a small application installed on a few servers, I wanted to write a quick recipe that will allow me to gather the version number from these servers. This is what I've written: bash "Get app ...
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Variable Expansion in Cobbler kopts

In my environment I have large numbers of systems with two interfaces, one is used for system access and management and the other is used for network monitoring. They both are in a link-up state but ...
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Factory Reset Cisco SPA504G without admin password

I've been trying to factory reset some SPA500 phones, specifically the 504G but the old provider has locked out everything. I need to reset about 50 phones for use with a new service. I've man in the ...
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Asset Tracking: Best Practices

We'd like to track I.T. assets across different organizations and I have a bunch of questions: What is a good, systematic method to choose a universally unique asset tag (i.e. name)? What method ...
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Why use Chef/Puppet over shell scripts?

New to Puppet and Chef tools. Seems like the job that they are doing can be done with shell scripting. Maybe it was done in shell scripts until these came along. I would agree they are more readable. ...
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Vagrant / chef - nginx cookbook extend

I am fairly new to using chef, particularly with vagrant so this will most likely be a silly question to the more experienced users out there. I am using this cookbook: ...
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Is it possible to create a RHEL 5.7 channel based on updated (5.9) RHEL channels in Satellite?

I would however like to kickstart new servers based on RHEL 5.7. Both official Red Hat channels in Satellite are already updated to RHEL 5.9 and RHEL 6.4 though. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for ...
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Why does Satellite need a kickstartable distribution for cloned channels, but not on the official main Red Hat Channel?

I have been using Satellite for a while now and I am able to kickstart machines directly from the official main RH channels Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for 64-bit x86_64) Red Hat Enterprise Linux ...
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Manage multiple ssh-keys for one user with Chef

I started to use Chef in my infrastructure, but cannot make recipe like this: -each developer has own public ssh-key. -in remote server there is an unique user, named ubuntu I want to use data bags ...
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Using Chef Solo to provision a Windows EC2 instance and bootstrap it

I'm trying to automate our CI process for a couple of .NET apps, and in a perfect world I'd like to spin up a Windows EC2 instance for each, bootstrap the instance to install Chef Solo and then ...