Category Archives: Configuration management

Home Assistant Deployment on Debian

Thanks to @OddBloke there is now support for Debian-based system for home-assistant-ansible. This means that Fedora is no longer the only supported operating system where you can deploy Home Assistant with Ansible....

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Bye bye bcfg2

It a bit sad but today I moved the last infrastructure that was still running with bcfg2 to Ansible. Well, it was inevitable as I stopped maintain bcfg2 for Fedora/CentOS a while back. While bcfg2 and Ansible are both written … Continue readin...

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Birthday of Bcfg2

The first Bcfg2 commit was made 2003-10-21. Happy Birthday Bcfg2. I hope you will make it another 10 years....

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Automatic package updates

My issue with some of my virtual machines is that I don’t pay much attention to them as long as they are running. So they don’t get their updates regularly. $ sudo yum -y install yum-cron I will go on … Continue reading →...

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Ansible und Debian

Normalerweise brauche ich Debian nur für spezielle Zwecke, wie früher für mein NAS. Aber heute sollte ich einen Test mit Ansible machen. Gerade ein guter Grund mal eine Installation mit pip zu machen. Zuerst die Abhängigkeiten [crayon-59eed64e9b4...

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Fedora Security Lab Test bench

The Fedora Security Lab is around for a very long time now…but there as still missing something: The counter-part. the dark side, the evil, or the Yang. It’s nice to have a tool set like the Fedora Security Lab but … Continue readi...

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PXE-Server per Ansible

Der ältere Blog-Eintrag “PXE-Server auf die Schnelle” hat ein Skelett gezeigt, wie ein PXE-Server einfach per Script bereitgestellt werden kann. Eleganter geht es mit Ansible. Der Zusammenbau des Menü ist etwas unschön gelöst, aber es...

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Fedora Security Lab packages

You have a default Fedora installation and want all Fedora Security Lab packages installed, you can use the groupinstall feature of yum. [crayon-59eed64e9bf86048871207/] Or use the Fedora Security Lab Ansible playbook....

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Bcfg2 1.3.0 released

Bcfg2 1.3.0 is released. Please check the announcement for details. Documentation: http://docs.bcfg2.org/ Download : http://trac.mcs.anl.gov/projects/bcfg2/wiki/Download Mailing list : https://lists.mcs.anl.gov/mailman/listinfo/bcfg-dev IRC : #bcfg2 ...

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The lineinfile module of Ansible

While working with Ansible and files, like configuration files or default files for services, often it’s useful to just change one line than copy a template file. The lineinfile module provides functionality like sed. Usually I did like the exa...

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Ansible variables

This afternoon I was looking for an Ansible variable but I was not able to remember the correct name. The ‘setup‘ module helped me. This module prints all available Ansible variables of a particular system. [crayon-59eed64e9c681811552715/...

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Bcfg2 1.3.0rc1

Today the first release candidate for Bcfg2 1.3.0 was released. Bcfg2 1.3.0rc1 is a release candidate, and should be representational of the final 1.3.0 release. The code is quite stable at this point, but this remains a release *candidate*, so &hell...

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Bcfg2 1.3.0pre2

Bcfg2 1.3.0pre2 is a prerelease, and contains many new features, including some that are backwards-incompatible with Bcfg2 1.2.x and earlier. The code is fairly stable, but this is a prerelease and as such is not likely suitable for general productio...

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Birthday of Bcfg2

Nine years ago, the first Bcfg2 commit was made. It started with… [crayon-59eed64e9c8c2521859922/] Happy Birthday Bcfg2...

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Installationsserver

Lange habe ich cobbler benutzt als Installations-Server, aber irgendwie hätte ich lieber etwas einfacheres. Ein simpler TFTP-Server reicht für meine Zwecke eigentlich vollkommen, da ich die Repositories (Fedora, Alpine Linux, Debian und Scientific ...

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