Category Archives: Automation

Deploy GitHub’s Hubot for Slack automatically with Travis CI and CloudFoundry – Part 2

As you saw in Part 1 of this howto we now have a GitHub Hubot up and running on CloudFoundry, pretty cool! But let’s see if we can manage it in a more automated way, how about automatically deploying a new version … Continue reading

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Deploy GitHub’s Hubot for Slack automatically with Travis CI and CloudFoundry – Part 1

GitHub has created a really interesting bot called Hubot that can be used for many different things. It can connect to a multitude of different services such as IRC, Slack, HipChat, Twitter, and a lot more. Once it is there it … Continue reading

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Server locality using Razor and LLDP

Recently I had a discussion with a great customer where they wondered if there was a smart and automated way of deploying operating systems together with applications. Of course, I said, you can use Razor and Puppet for those things. However, they wanted a … Continue reading

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How to create a Panamax template for really cool Docker management

My last post about Panamax showed how to get started quickly with it in OS X, now let’s go ahead and look at why Panamax is an awesome tool and showcase one of it’s main strengths; Templates! If you look at … Continue reading

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Simple how-to install Panamax Docker management on OS X

Panamax was released publicly earlier today, and I think it’s a really cool tool for managing, controlling and connecting Docker containers in a simple and efficient way. Panamax uses Docker best practices in the background, providing a friendly interface for users … Continue reading

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EMC is now a part of the Puppet Labs Supported program

Disclaimer: EMC is a proud member of the Puppet Supported Program. These are my thoughts and not necessarily those of my employer. I work at EMC which is a federation of well-known brand names; VMware, RSA, Pivotal & EMC II, and they all … Continue reading

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My IT predictions for 2014

Disclaimer: These are my predictions, not those of my employer. And yeah, I might be a bit late to the 2014 predictions, still wanted to share though. During 2013, a lot changed on the playing field of IT. Software-Defined Everything … Continue reading

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Automate a ScaleIO lab setup with Vagrant and VirtualBox

If you’ve read the other blog posts on ScaleIO you might be interested in running it yourself. However, you might not have your own hardware lab to run it on, but you do have a laptop or desktop, right? Awesome! … Continue reading

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VMworld 2013 San Francisco and Barcelona – all in one post!

This is the first year where I’ve attended both VMworld conferences, and my first over the US. There are a lot of similarities, and a lot of differences. I’ve gotten the question many times during the last couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Help! There’s a yellow elephant in my server room!

That could be what’s on an admin’s mind during their first try to deploy Hadoop. It’s not necessarily that hard to install, but to understand how to scale it and how to work with it you need to put some … Continue reading

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