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Joël Cattin

Automating Linux patching with Ansible

By | Ansible, DevOps, Operation systems, Security | One Comment

Since the beginning of the year, several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux Kernel as well as in others important and widely-used packages. Among them, there was the famous CVE-2021-3156 affecting the sudo package and allowing any unprivileged user to gain root privileges. This one had a base score of 7.8, which is considered as high. This kind of events demonstrate the importance of having a strong patching strategy to ensure up-to-date softwares and…

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Daniel Westermann

Deploying a Kubernetes cluster on EC2 with Rancher

By | AWS, Cloud, DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes | 2 Comments

Once Rancher is up and running, it makes the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters quite easy. In this post we’ll deploy a brand new cluster on top of EC2. If you want to have a simple and quick Rancher playground you can follow this post, which will give you a Rancher setup on SLES 15. If you want to have a more production like Rancher setup, you can follow these posts: Rancher, up and…

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Daniel Westermann

Rancher, up and running, on EC2 – 2 – Three nodes

By | AWS, Database Administration & Monitoring, Docker, Kubernetes | No Comments

In the last post we’ve brought up a RKE Kubernetes cluster on a single node. While that is cool for demonstration purposes or testing, this is nothing for a real life setup. Running the control pane, the etcd nodes and the worker nodes all on one node, is nothing you want to do usually, as you can not guarantee fault tolerance with such a setup. To make the RKE cluster highly available we’ll be adding…

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Daniel Westermann

Rancher, up and running, on EC2 – 1 – One node

By | AWS, DevOps, Kubernetes | No Comments

If you want to play with Rancher you have several options, as outlined in the documentation. There are quick starts for the major public cloud providers (using Terraform), you can install it on a Linux host by using the Rancher container or you can do it on your own. We’ll be doing it step by step, as I believe that gives most information on how things actually work. We’ll start with one node and then…

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Open source Team

SUMA Server Part 2

By | Development & Performance, Operation systems | No Comments

In my previous Blog I wrote how to install and configure SUSE Manager. In this Blog I will go more in the deep like repository management and PXE boot configuration. Configuring repository To syncronize products from SUSE repository, you need configure first the Organization Credentials. To get your username and password for repository you need to go: https://scc.suse.com/ Login with your SUSE Account   Admin -> Setup Wizard -> Organization Credentials -> Add a new…

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Open source Team

SUSE Manager installation

By | Operation systems | No Comments

In this Blog I will write the requirements and steps to install SUSE Manager Server. Maybe you heard about SUSE Manager but you could not understand why a SUSE Manager Server (SUMA) can help to manage your server environments easier. How can SUMA help you? Without automated processes, the systems management overhead increases, and this leadS to increased costs. Get a complete hardware and software inventory of your systems. Install Software with few clicks to…

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Karsten Lenz

CentOS 8 alternatives

By | Operation systems | No Comments

Many people are unhappy about the decision from the CentOS Board of Directors, to switch from fix releases to Stream and cutting the support date from 2029 to 31st of December 2021 for CentOS 8. Many applications in productive environments require fix OS releases. Having more or less daily changing packages can cause many issues. People who have upgraded from CentOS 7 to 8 are in trouble again, the cut on the support date means,…

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Open source Team

How to prepare for the SLES 15 Admin certification.

By | Operation systems | No Comments

My Background Since I started at dbi services sa (before 3 Weeks), I was working and preparing for the SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 certification. I had worked with other Linux distributions like CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian on my old employer. With my basic Linux knowledge I was able to administrate Apache and nginx with virtual hosts, SSL Encryption with Let’s Encrypt, installing and configuring MySQL Database, opening/closing ports for services with firewall-cmd, network configuration and…

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