Category Archives: Puppet

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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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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Summary of Cisco Live UK 2013 through the eyes of a vSpecialist

Hats off to Cisco for a great event last week, very well executed! I was lucky enough to be a part of this year’s event, and was there in the role of an “Expert Roamer” which meant I should pick … Continue reading

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Managing Razor provisioning with Puppet – Part 2

So we went through Puppet configuration of deploying a functional Razor installation in the first part here. Now let’s look into how we can get Puppet to manage our Razor environment, namely models, images, policies and brokers. For this we’re … Continue reading

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Managing Razor provisioning with Puppet – Part 1

If you’ve gone through the tutorials on how to get started with Razor and Puppet that I’ve posted earlier (see here for the first part of five) you should have a Razor and Puppet installation already up and going. For this … Continue reading

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VMworld Europe 2012 post-event wrapup

Last week over 8000 registered attendees enjoyed the warmth of Barcelona, delicious tapas and an amazing VMworld. Were you there? If you were, then you might remember some of the things below. If you weren’t, continue reading to get more … Continue reading

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VMworld Barcelona recommended sessions – Thursday

I hope you all had a blast at the Pixel-perfect VMworld Party yesterday, and that you’re not too tired today to attend the last day of VMworld Europe 2012. Let’s make the best of it, attend a few sessions and … Continue reading

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Automating lighttpd installations with Puppet – Part 3

If you’ve followed through the two earlier parts found here and here, you should now have a basic installation of lighttpd installed on your node, together with a nice small Puppet module that you’ve created yourself on your Puppet master. … Continue reading

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Automating lighttpd installations with Puppet – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we configured our puppetmaster to make sure that our nodes would get an installation of lighttpd up and running quickly. Now to get a smarter environment where you don’t have to add all the stuff … Continue reading

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Automating lighttpd installations with Puppet – Part 1

The time has come to move further in our Automation series, now that we’re pretty much done with the “physical” provisioning part using Razor. One of the first things I’d like to share with you is how to get lighttpd … Continue reading

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