Published on April 16, 2020 under Automation and VMware
My latest project was to rebuild one of my labs to run vSphere 7 and Site Recovery Manager 8.3. In my current role I am constantly am deploying new lab environments for certain demos. If i can avoid using a manual process for it I will, in this case I am showing how you can deploy the SRM OVF using PowerCLI. Pre-Requsites VMware PowerCLI Link to Script deploy-srm83.
Published on March 14, 2016 under Automation
Currently working on the final steps of getting our new equipment configured. The next step was to configure Syslog on all of our Pure Arrays. Another reason to script this task! Easily populate your arrays and server and at the click of a button you can configure all your arrays easily. Pre-Requsites PureStorage Powershell SDK Link to Script Set-PureStorageSyslog.ps1 Preparing to Execute the Script The script is pretty straight forward, just need to define a few variables seen below and then you execute the script.
Published on February 4, 2016 under Automation
In the midst of playing with Ansible and figured my most common use case would be executing powershell scripts on remote servers, so scavenged around and put this together. Pre-Requsites ansible ansible-winrm Link to Git Project ansible_powershell Preparing to Execute the Script This script assumes you have already installed and configured Ansible, downloaded the Git Repo and installed the WinRM python module. Define your group variables.
Published on February 3, 2016 under Automation
In the midst of rolling out Cisco ACI, we have a need to automation creation of filters to apply to contracts. I tried to use the ACI-PowerTool for this task, however it doesnt seem to work with the newer code we are on. So I went back and attempted to use the ansible modules and it worked flawlessly, below is a sample playbook that will create a filter and add the associated filter entries.
Published on October 12, 2015 under Automation
With all this talk about VMware vs KVM I figured that I would attempt to load a base install of KVM to see what it was all about. Here is a quick vagrant runbook that will quickly get a 3 linux servers deployed and installed with KVM to play with. There are 3 nodes..MGMT01,KVM01 and KVM02. I use MGMT01 VMM to manage KVM01 and KVM02. The code can be found here.
Published on October 1, 2015 under Automation
So I am in the process of rolling out a new 2012R2 DHCP Server Cluster, and I thought i would share my scripts with the community. I have also rolled it into a Vagrant package so you can easily test it on your own, and execute the scripts by themselves against your environment to deploy. Here is a link to the GitHub repository containing all the code. The code is also fairly simple, it pulls in data from a few .
Published on September 8, 2015 under Automation
So as I was getting around to trying to get a host platform setup for a Jekyll blog I was looking at an alternative to GitHub Pages. I decided I would run it on Ubuntu Server using NGINX as the web platform. Here is a quick vagrant runbook that will quickly get a linux server deployed and install NGINX to host your website. The code can be found here. The bootstrap_linux_nginx.