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Networking

Flashblade / MLAG configuration

June 20, 2017 opsadmin 0

I have built so many of these that I decided to document the buggy little network things so I can reproduce the same build over and over. I have been building on 10/40g Arista switches […]

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Automation

Using StackIQ to deploy on bare-meta

May 10, 2017 opsadmin 0

Recently I was requested to build a 96 node bare metal linux environment to service Hadoop, open-stack,docker, etc all on the fly. Building 96 nodes individually was not something I was willing to tackle and […]

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Networking

Chef-client on Arista?

May 5, 2017 opsadmin 0

I created this page as I was constantly on the hunt as to how to load chef on Arista switches.  I cant say I was super happy with the Arista / chef integration, I actually […]

Automation

Racadm, and IDrac

May 5, 2017 opsadmin 0

I created this page as a reference as I recently had a need to build a hadoop cluster running on r720 Dells. We are using StackIQ to provision systems but I had a need to […]

Automation

Handy chef commands

April 28, 2017 opsadmin 0

Short cuts for doing chef automation in my LAB #chef server install yum install wget wget https://packages.chef.io/stable/el/7/chef-server-core-12.6.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm rpm -Uvh chef-server-core-12.6.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm chef-server-ctl reconfigure chef-server-ctl user-create admin andy parsons aparsons@purestorage.com password –filename admin chef-server-ctl user-create andyp andy […]

Cloud

First post yeaaaah!

April 28, 2017 opsadmin 0

Welcome to the “Ops lounge”! If your reading this thanks for stopping by. I hope you find some of the info I’ve shared helpful.  I build this site mainly out of the need for an […]