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Configuration Management refers to establishing and maintaining standardized system configurations within an organization. This tag encompasses the process of defining the configuration profiles, and the software used to manage and deploy it.

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Printer configuration with LAN connection [closed]

I connected a TVS printer with a LAN connection. I want to print through LAN. I have configured the address but it is changing daily. I need a solution.
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Hardware Token across workstation join a domain [closed]

Lately, I had to verify the accuracy of a list of PC serial numbers that were joined to the domain. Instead of physically checking each workstation, I utilized PowerShell to extract the serial numbers ...
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Microsoft Configuration Manager Issue

I cannot join the primary site to an existing hierarchy while installing Microsoft Configuration Manager. SQL and the SCCM Server are connected. Am I doing something wrong?
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How do I stop my PC's `LongPathsEnabled` registry setting from being reset to zero?

I have enabled long file paths in Windows 11, by using regedit to set the LongPathsEnabled registry value to 1, in HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem. This has worked fine for years, but ...
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Salt Jinja Template concatenate strings with Looping

I am having issues concatenating strings in Salt, I want to grab a salt grain called "accesslist" which holds an array of groups to append to an access list. {% set access_filter = '(...
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Microsoft Configuration Manager Server Sharing

I have my SCCM Server connected to the SQL Server via ESXI through two different VM's. I have Microsoft Configuration Manager on my SCCM trying to get it connected to the SQL Server. How do I connect ...
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December Windows Update disable use of registry keys to set lockscreen image for Windows 11 Professional?

As the title says, to clarify, you can't normally set lockscreen image with GPO for Windows 11 Pro computers, as it only works for Enterprise and Education. However you could set three ...
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Mapping versioning for config and infra corresponding to application code version

I have an application that has something like below structure Service A - application and environment configuration, infrastructure dependencies (Queue, DB etc) etc. Service B - application and ...
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Ansible lineinfile replace with system variable

I'm encountering an issue while using Ansible to dynamically modify a Zabbix agent configuration file. Specifically, I'm attempting to employ an ansible lineinfile module with a loop to update ...
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Uninstall Oracle Java JRE where misexec reports "this is only valid for products that are currently installed"

I have several end users where Oracle Java JRE 1.8.0_xxx is installed but the automation to use the UninstallString via msiexec /X is failing by saying the product isn't installed. On these machines ...
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"/etc/nginx/nginx.conf is meant to be read-only" when editing with nano after upgrading Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 22.04

I am recently upgraded Ubuntu Server 20.04 to Ubuntu Server 22.04. It is a LEMP server running the latest Mainline version of Nginx. After the upgrade, when I try modifying the /etc/nginx/nginx.conf ...
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Practice of high frequency scheduled Ansible playbook runs

I'm fairly new to administrating servers with configuration managers such as Ansible. I plan on running playbooks automatically on a schedule (via something like Ansible Semaphore, or even just Cron) ...
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What's the intrinsic way to represent environments in Kong Konnect?

I've Googled many different combinations of terms to find out what concepts and features Kong Konnect expects sysadmins to use to represent different environments (e.g. staging, production) and ...
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ConfigMgr WebService API Calls

at the moment I try to connect my application via api with the ConfigMgr Webservice, but send my SOAP API request via curl I always get a 400 error. We are writting our own application to "talk&...
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How to use DNS to reference instances of a Server

I would like to use our internal DNS server for linking names from provisioning to final use. So I imagine it like this. A server comes into our network and gets a DHCP or a static address and then ...
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Home Server Setup Questions [closed]

I think I'm on the right Stack for this question So, I've been self-hosting a web server from my home. And recently I've started to see ;'s being included in some request. Trying to, I assume, access ...
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Optional sysctl configuration parameters

I am working on some automation that sets linux kernel parameters using sysctl. Specifically I am creating a template that can be deployed to systems with a high amount of connections. The automation ...
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Gitea under Configuration Management: Generated and Static Settings

I need to set up a Gitea server for an organization. The setup itself is easy, and I managed to bring up Gitea within an hour when installing it manually. However, my organisation uses a configuration ...
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Implementing a CMDB [closed]

I have the need for an inventory for servers, storage, network devices, etc. and I'm thinking to have this kind of information in a CMDB. It would first be used as an inventory, but later could be for ...
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CouchDB deleted database shards

Currently running clustered CouchDB v3.1.1 on an AWS EC2 Instance q=2 n=3 Number of Nodes: 1 I have moved the database directory to another drive on my VM. But can't find any on the documents ...
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Improve MariaDB Execution Time

I have a database with one table and three fields (id, hash, creation time). This table got around 30 million records, the execution time for a query like SELECT * from `table` WHERE hash='...
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Back up arbitrary config files on linux servers in RANCID

I use RANCID to back up router and switch configurations. I'd also like to be able to have it take automatic backups of configuration files on my servers so I can easily see when changes occur and if ...
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Which Type to use for creating Storage Transfer jobs via Deployment Manager

I'm trying to create and manage a TransferJob for Google Storage Transfer service via Google Deployment Manager. The aim is to copy objects from one Cloud Storage bucket to another daily. Since I can'...
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How to handle and avoid unmanaged system state with configuration management?

When managing the state of a server using a configuration management tool (e.g. salt, puppet, ansible), one can quite easily develop 'unmanaged' state through application of successive versions of the ...
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How to do a git push using ansible

I'm using Ansible to make a pull i do this tasks: - name: pull from git git: repo: [email protected]:xyz.git dest: /root/Development/abc update: yes version: ...
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Preventative config settings to ensure long-running PHP scripts don’t create hanging MySQL transactions and failure

I’d like to know if there is a PHP/MySQL configuration option (or combination of options) that can prevent long-running PHP scripts in a small number of places from creating hanging and sleeping MySQL ...
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Can't Access CIMC

I have a Cisco UCS C220 M3, and it has the Flash/Java-based CIMC interface. When getting Flash, the only versions are for Chromium-based browsers and Mozilla-based browsers. However, neither of those ...
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Salt Pillar: How to use different values for prod / dev?

I'm not sure if I am thinking about this the right way, but here is my Problem: I want to use the same Salt state and pillar configuration for production, development and test servers. The only ...
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Using Configuration management tools to synchronize large files

We are looking into using a configuration mangement tool (like Salt or Puppet) to automate what is currently a lot of manual work. One requirement is that we have to distribute rather large files / ...
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Breaking down one prometheus.yml file?

I am using Prometheus for our monitoring and I have a lot of configs (our prometheus.yml main config file is 8000+ lines long). I would like to divide this out into logical groupings so that it ...
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dividing line between developer and sysadmin for server patch management [closed]

I know this question probably doesn't go here. but I dont know which overflow site to use. We have a web server that we use for customers to access our things. Our IT/security team believes it is on ...
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Set sysfs network option before interface is up

I want to set /sys/class/net/wwan0/qmi/raw_ip, and I don't want to do it by writing a shell script to take wwan0 down set it, then put wwan0 back up as a systemd unit. I'm trying this on Raspbian ...
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ansible Dynamic inventory Hosts value does not accept list of hosts

I am trying to create dynamic inventory for my setup. everywhere i see examples of IPs and hostname as list. but when i provide hosts value as list it error's out and says it has to be dict. Below ...
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Which server configuration management tool to use for my personal nextcloud deployment [closed]

I want to deploy a personal nextcloud application. I already have setup nextcloud using docker-compose, which tool should I use for server configuration management? I have the following things to ...
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Any downside to using `sudo git` to upload `/etc/nginx/sites-available/` and `/etc/nginx/ssl/` config files on github?

I'm contemplating uploading config files from /etc/nginx/sites-available/ and /etc/nginx/ssl to a private Github repository. Doing so would require me to use git with sudo (or from root user) for the ...
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Best practice for production server configuration changes?

Changing the configuration of a production server is dangerous. A safety measure might involve taking a full system image snapshot prior to the change, changing the configuration and then, in the ...
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How to edit .conf files from a script

On a new VPS I might want to ensure that certain config values are set, or amended if they already exist. For example in /etc/systemd/journald.conf I want to set SystemMaxUse=100M if it's not already ...
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Nginx: Limiting number of connections for all content types with exceptions

I'm limiting number of simultaneous connections from one $remote_user to n using conn_limit It works like a charm. However, I will be thrilled to find a way to add exceptions to this. I want user to ...
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Nginx: restrict number of connections per basic auth user

Got nginx serving several big files. Users get access through basic authentication. htpasswd I want to curtail simultaneous download of files to 5 connections max PER USER. There are more than 1 user ...
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How to do docker-compose down without the config file that made the up?

When you do docker-compose up, it's based on a docker-compose.yml file. This usually brings up a network, builds and runs multiple services. If you do the up with the -d flag, the docker-compose ...
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How to fingerprint (euclidian distance) a filesystem on linux?

I have a large number of systems (100s) managed by a small group of people which has changed over time. Each system is installed using a base image (which has its own version which is different ...
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Consul as service discovery and configuration server in on premises local network

We are developing a product that will work as a set of services deployed on-premises (e.g. in the local network of an office, factory, etc.). Since there can be lots of deployment targets for each ...
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System Center Configuration Manager using 'Run Script' feature on devices with AllSigned Execution Policy

We have System Center Configuration Manager version 1902 managing our devices. I would like to use the nice feature "Run Script", which runs PowerShell scripts on an entire collection of devices, but ...
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Docker remote administration tool for non-clustered workers

I am looking to scale a docker application used to perform periodic performance tests on equipment at several remote locations. This application requires running the same performance tests- using the ...
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Kubernetes nifi application deployment with configuration management

I have deployed my Ni-Fi application using Kubernetes on-prem setup. Now the image which i am using to spin up the docker container is from docker private registry, which i can see when i deployed ...
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linux servers configuration management best practice [closed]

I have a bunch of servers where I periodically need to perform various operations, such as adding new repositories, installing packages, changing a couple of lines in configuration files, what ...
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Is there such a Chef service that managed by K8s? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to manage a Chef into my K8s cluster. My cluster is scaling up and down and I need a way to bootstrap different dependencies for each new node in the namespace. My nodes are in ...
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Push default settings to clients from print management

We have installed 30 printers to some 500 clients in our company using print management in Windows 2012 Server. Now we changed the default settings to the printers in print management (changed from ...
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Kubernetes, Docker and vm.max_map_count

While attempting to run ElasticSearch on K8 I ran into an error that would kill the container: max virtual memory areas vm.max_map_count [65530] is too low, increase to at least [262144] Fortunately ...
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Firewall configuration as code?

We are currently using a Sophos SG230 as Firewall / upstream router and configuration management is pure horror. Even manually backuping the configuration after every change will result in un-diffable ...
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