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Questions tagged [configuration-management]

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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Ansible: how to manage hosts if they are not always online?

My apologies if this question has been asked before, but I may not be using the correct terminology in my searches... In my spare time I'm managing a limited amount of hosts (desktops and laptops ...
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Ansible cloud stack module nested loop for security groups and ports

I'm trying to set multiple security groups at once using the ansible cloud stack module. The yaml file currently looks like this: - name: add inbound tcp rules to security group web ...
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Linux OpenSuse -> Xen Hypervisor -> monitor dom0 and domUs -> software packages, folder sync, cronjobs

Hi I use OpenSuse15 with Xen Project OpenSource Hypervisor. I have a physical Server with one m1-dom0 running ~ 10 -15 domUs ( Xen Virtual Machines). The hard drives of the virtual machines are ...
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rudder / plugin datasources

After having successfully compiled, installed and tested the rudder data sources plugin, I deleted some datasources values in datasources plugin, but they are still present into node properties, is it ...
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Using Ansible ini_file with nested dict?

What I am trying to achieve is the following. Suppose we have a playbook similar to the following one: --- - hosts: local tasks: - ini_file: path: test.ini create: yes ...
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RUDDER / plugin compilation error

I'm trying to compile rudder-plugin datasources from redhat or debian distribution, but it fails : on debian stretch : got all needed packages : openjdk-8-jdk maven binutils make git-core xz-utils =>...
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Automating windows configuration [closed]

This is more a workstation question than server itself, but I believe is best suited in this site: I want to automate Windows 10 Pro workstation configuration settings. I want to be able to automate ...
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Rudder plugins compilation

I need to get rudder plugins, I git cloned it but I need to compile it on another machine which does not have access to the internet. I folllowed the instructions to compile the plugin in rudder-...
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Double file permission changes with cfengine

My CFEngine 3 execution shows multiple double file permission changes like this: info: Object '/etc/prosody/prosody.cfg.lua' had permission 0600, changed it to 0644 info: Object '/etc/prosody/prosody....
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How to make Rudder set different config for each node?

How can I make Rudder set a config dynamically depending on which node it is applying the directive? For e.g. - Managing hundreds of nodes, each is supposed to have a file 'storage_password' which ...
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AWS auto-scale shared Wordpress web server - AMI vs user scripts

I have a shared Wordpress hosting server with approximately 50 sites on it, which is fully configured via Ansible. I'm trying to find a good boundary between a) updating AMIs every time a site is ...
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Microsoft Intune conflict resolution

I have a number of devices enrolled in Microsoft Intune. Currently, they all share a single set of Intune configuration profiles and compliance policies; our "all employees" group has the profiles/...
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Can't find jetty config file on Fedora 28

I installed jetty8 on fedora 28, but I do not know where is the configuration file for the server. In Ubuntu the jetty8 configuration file is /etc/default/jetty8. To install jetty I've used: dnf ...
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Is there a Jenkins plugin to see server configurations centrally?

For my various Jenkins jobs, I keep information like number of desired servers, service discovery parameters, ports, Dockerfile parameters etc. in Jenkins. Is there a way to manage and view this kind ...
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How to distribure sudoers files with REX Configuration Management

When trying to push a sudoers file to other machines, the rexcm task/command gets stuck. The Problem is (so it seems to me), that the sudoers file is owned by the rex-user when writing and "other" ...
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How to backup a file before changing it with “REX Configuration management” (rexify)

How do I backup files when making a change with rex cm (rexify.org) - or do I have to do this manually? I see no option in the File.pm API - description. I hope there is some undocumented feature. ...
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How do you keep track of how a certain software installation impacts your system?

I would like to get some advice on how you approach a new software installation on Windows to be able to extract the impact that software makes on your system and attack surface. I need to know what ...
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Best way to keep the list of servers, OSs, Databases and so on

I have a Microsoft Visio file in which I list the list of sever my organization has, but not only that, also wich OS they have, Databases, and so on. The problem with the Visio file is that is ...
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Pushing my configuration files to VMs. What’s a good tool to bring this under source control? [closed]

I have a couple of VMs where I go and edit Nginx config files, fail2ban config files, php-fpm files etc. I want to move this to source control and push it out. Sort of similar to this https://...
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Managing log file size via cron

I have a tomcat server running on my ec2 instance. Recently, my catalina.out log file got pretty huge to the point it was quickly filling up and causing memory overflow on the server. I have it more ...
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Ansible ini_file module does not create sections when no options specified

I use Ansible to build configuration files in ini format. When I use the ini_file module with option and value pair it works as expected, for example: - name: Create configuration file ini_file: ...
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Unable to locate switch on network

I have a HP 2530-8G on the network which we cannot log in to as we do not know the management IP address. The MAC address does not appear in any of the DHCP leases so I would assume it is using a ...
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When are Salt requisites needed and when are they redundant?

Say I've got the following set of Salt states, which install an imaginary file server daemon and configure it so a local user can store files: file-daemon: pkg: - latest service.running: -...
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Shutdown Cron during execution of SaltStack

If we update our systems with SaltStack this takes about 40 seconds. During these 40 seconds the state of the system is not consistent. If there are cron jobs which start during this period, it is ...
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What does Puppet indicate with notice “altered - with untracked files”

I receive the following notice from a puppet agent -t run that does (or at least should) not effect any changes: Info: Applying configuration version '<id> - altered - with untracked files' ...
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“duplicate” a running server

Instead of using Ansible or some other configuration management tool, after many months of being the admin of this ubuntu 16.04 server, I made a lot of changes to the system: changed config files in /...
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Nginx service is running successfully but returns apache default page?

i installed nginx on server(ubuntu 16.04) which already had apache2 and, done this following configuration, ->changed apache port 80 to 8888 so nginx would listen to 80 ->restarted apache and ...
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How to split out Prometheus config files?

Right now we're using Prometheus for our monitoring and we have a lot of config (our prometheus.yml main config file is 1400+ lines long). I would like to split this out into logical groupings (maybe ...
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Where does dependency User[root] (has failures) arise in Puppet manifest

The following Puppet manifest is meant for installing a binary and a systemd service description file, for starting the binary as a service, and for restarting the service when either the binary or ...
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ANSIBLE set tags per item in with_items loop

I have this playbook to create ec2 instances and will like to target each ec2 creation by tags but not working...when i run playbook i do not get any errors but notting gets created. --- - name: ...
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ansible dynamic inventory not working properly

This is for dynamic inventory for use with AWS RHEL 7.3 python2-boto-2.45.0-3.el7.noarch ANSIBLE VERSION ansible 2.3.1.0 config file = /projects/robomation/ansible.cfg configured module search ...
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Is there a way to manage QLogic fiber switches on Windows 10 using a GUI?

I am trying to manage our two QLogic SANBox 5800v fiber switches from my Windows 10 workstation. Unfortunately, due to I think Java and IE compatibility issues, the web UI does not work on a Windows ...
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Is there a way to gather system configuration changes since installation?

In my attempt to replace a Linux server that was set up a few years ago I realised that nobody knows exactly what was installed/configured since. The only thing I have in git is the nginx sites ...
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Environment specific configuration in puppet

I have a custom puppet module for setting up Apache web server and I use templates to copy the configurations. We have different environments like production, Quality Assurance, Integration testing. ...
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Best deployment and configuration tool for servers with limited internet connection

I am looking for the best available option for a Linux server deployment and configuration management. Unfortunately this is not a typical scenario with servers placed in a data center. Instead we ...
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How to upgrade all nodes packages with Rudder

I'm playing around with Rudder (http://www.rudder-project.org/site/) but can't seem to see an option for what I want. I'd like all packages on the 'nodes' checked for updates then upgraded, the ...
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SCCM Status Messages Unable to Retrieve Stored Queries List

After upgrading from SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 to SCCM 1610, we have begun experiencing issues when running status message queries both on the site and components. When attempting to view the status messages, ...
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configuration mistake on direct zone in bind9 on ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS

I am trying to configure a server with bind9 on ubuntu 16.4.2 LTS. I configured the DNS direct zone like this: ; ; BIND data file for local loopback interface ; $TTL 604800 @ IN SOA ...
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Is there any way to see the group_vars, host_vars, etc. available to a host in ansible?

So I just started a new company, and while familiarizing myself with the ansible repository, I was wondering if there's any way to see the variables that come from group_vars, host_vars and all that ...
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Solaris Nags About “process.max-stack-size” while running “Java Processes”

I have a server running Solaris 10. It reports using 10% of total memory using prstat. I 've ran process using Java 1.7.0_80 in 64-bit mode. The problem is that System always nags about process.max-...
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Is it possible to consume the Application Catalog Web Services Point from a custom application in the internet?

I have a scenario where will have a server running Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (I'm sure the latest available version), and I need to allow users to install applications to their ...
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From pet to cattle: compare /etc/rsyslog.d/local.conf 100 times [closed]

We are changing the way we handle servers: From pet to cattle. In the particular case I have about 100 servers which have a file called: /etc/rsyslog.d/local.conf I have no clue which version is ...
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How to specify chef-client settings on bootstrap?

I'm trying to bootstrap nodes via knife. Executing: knife bootstrap user@server-1 -P XXX --sudo -N java-server-1 I found a bunch of properties in client.rb on the node side that I would like to ...
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Display and edit file through jenkins

I have some json and python configuration files in my aws environment which needs to be edited or modified on a daily basis. My intention is to write a job in jenkins which can pull the current file ...
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IT helpdesk - remote management of user profiles

I have a question. I wonder what is the best approach for managing user profile enviroment on their computers? For example if there is an task for administrator to solve a problem on users profile on ...
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Copying different config files depending on operating system

I want to distribute different config files depending on the OS version using Ansible. I'd like to distinguish the OS version with the ansible fact ansible_distribution so that I dont have to ...
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Is Configuration Management useable for a small number of servers?

If I use something like Ansible or Puppet, and I only have two servers, is that defeating the purpose of using these products? I thought that if I configured one server, I could use one of these to ...
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Salt top.sls does not update on `salt-run fileserver.update` with gitfs

I have a single salt minion connected to the salt master. I recently renamed a large .sls from 'webserver.sls' to 'jetty.sls'. I use a gitfs backend with pygit2 and ssh. I have only enabled the gitfs ...
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Configuration management for 'single server multiple admins'

We've set up a server that's running the infrastructure for a small association. So far, we've tried to manage the configuration with Ansible, but that has not been a great success. Perhaps we're ...
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Puppet overwrites symlinked directory

I am using Puppet to manage the configurations of some servers. One of the tasks is to create a specific folder structure under /www for hosting our applications. But lately, we've had this server ...